Solved Getting rid off Windows Widgets

AntonisCy

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Hello guys.

I am not interested in using Windows Widgets so i have turned it off from appearing on the taskbar.

I thought this disabled Windows Widgets but then i went to Task Manager and "Windows Widgets" is the first on the list of resources that is using the most Memory on my system.

I have searched settings and there is no other mention of "Windows Widgets" in the Windows system other than turning off the icon on the new taskbar.

Is there anyway i can disable this feature so it is not eating away at my memory?

Thanks
 
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SlicEnDicE

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Try this tutorial:

 

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AntonisCy

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Try this tutorial:


Thanks. Greyed out the Widget option and removed it from the Task Manager.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideaCentre 510-15ICB
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8100 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    Onboard
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD

SlicEnDicE

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Awesome! Happy you got it sorted out.

I have no use for this widgets thing either so killed it day one. 😂
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.22478.100 (Dev Channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    400/100Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
    VBS: Enabled
    HVCI: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.22000.258 (VHDX) , Linux Mint 20
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-2600k @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    Memory
    16GB 4x4GB 1600MHz CL9
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI GTX970 4GB
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    PSU
    750W
    Case
    Fractal Design (something old)
    Cooling
    Noctua
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Internet Speed
    400/100Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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