No Widgets! (or option for widgets)


swerd

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Hi there :)

I am running the release build. Updated today and I like it.

However, I have no access to widgets. It's not on the taskbar. When I go into the taskbar settings the widgets toggle is not there.

I followed the guide - Enable or Disable Widgets Feature in Windows 11

With no luck. I am running Win11 home. Can anyone help?? Totally lost.

Cheers!!
 
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Is it showing in personalisation - taskbar? If it is try turning off and on again.
 

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Is it showing in personalisation - taskbar? If it is try turning off and on again.

Nope, the toggle isn't there at all.
 

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    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
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    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
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    16GB
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    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
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    1920 X 1080p
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It might turn up itself after a few reboots :cautious:
 

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    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
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    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
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    Lenovo Bluetooth
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It might turn up itself after a few reboots

Well, I certainly hope so! It's an annoyance, however, there is no way I'm going through the drama of a fresh install just for this..
 

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    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
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    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
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    1920 X 1080p
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    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
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Well, I certainly hope so! It's an annoyance, however, there is no way I'm going through the drama of a fresh install just for this..
You are not missing anything, the first thing I did is turn it off. It is just full of crap that you can easily look up if you are predisposed.
 

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Agree with Lesoudeur any bits i want I'll create my own shortcut
 

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You are not missing anything, the first thing I did is turn it off.

You could be right. However, I would like the option to come to my own decision. Guess it's still buggy!
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security
You could be right. However, I would like the option to come to my own decision. Guess it's still buggy!
Fair point.
 

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    Intel i9-10980XE
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    MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC BIOS 1.F0. Updated Network Card Intel Wi-fi 6E AX210
    Memory
    Gskill DDR4 4x8Gb 3200Mhz CL 14.14.14.34
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia FE 3800
    Sound Card
    See other info.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 30" 3017
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1600
    Hard Drives
    C: WD_BLACK SN750 500GB M.2 2280 NVMe Gen 3
    6 x SATA Kingston/WD
    Back up Drives: Toshiba Mechanical/Intel SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime TX-1000
    Case
    Silverstone Fortress FT02. Updates: Top USB ports to 3.1, AP183 PWM bottom fans, NF-A12x25 PWM chromax top fan. Mods: cut out bus slots for improved Graphics card air flow.
    Cooling
    CPU: Noctua D15S Chromax
    Keyboard
    Tecknet 10Keyless
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    250Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge
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    MS Defender
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    Sound: Matrix Audio Element H/USB cable/ SPDIF 2, Mogami 110 Ohm AES-EBU XLR, Adam Audio S3V Monitors.
    Front Panel Bays: EZDIY-FAB 5.25in 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 Hub and Type-C Port USB Hub with QC 3.0 Quick Charging. Dual Bay 3.5" + 2.5" Inch SATA III Hard Drive HDD & SSD Tray Caddy Internal Mobile Rack Enclosure Docking Station with USB 3.0 Port Hot Swap.
You are not missing anything, the first thing I did is turn it off. It is just full of crap that you can easily look up if you are predisposed.
Agree with Lesoudeur any bits i want I'll create my own shortcut

Just because you guys don't find an app appealing doesn't mean it's useless for everyone, it simply means "you" don't use it :wink:

Anyway, I've not installed the RTM release yet, but on my Insiders Dev build, Widgets is working. BTW, you can also enable/disable via Taskbar settings as well.

Good luck.
 

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I had no widgets when I was in the Dev, it may take some time as I think they are phase rolling that out as not everyone will want it, maybe testing it. Not sure, it will be here soon :)
 

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22000.194, had the widgets earlier, but there was no option to 'Add Widgets' so far.
Suddenly, today I am getting the option to add widgets !
Regards
 

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    Asrock Z270 Taichi
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22000.194, had the widgets earlier, but there was no option to 'Add Widgets' so far.
Suddenly, today I am getting the option to add widgets !
Regards
Probably a phased approach, not quite sure, :) Great you have it now
 

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    Microsoft Surface
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    Intel
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    4GB
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    Intel® HD Graphics 620
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    Surface Pro
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    2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
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    Surface Type Cover
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    Microsoft Edge: 94.0.992.38
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    Windows Defender
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OK, now the widgets toggle and icon is there, but it doesn't do anything. What on earth is going on??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security
Hello! I had the same issue and find a fix. Not sure that the 2/3 steps are necessary, or in order or not:

1. I followed the instructions about the graphic card (fg2001 post)

2. I did all:
Reinstall Edge Webview2: Widgets board uses EdgeWebView2 to render content. If in case the same is crashing, you can try reinstalling the EdgeWebView2 component from here. Choose Standalone installer.
Make sure all the apps, specifically the Web experience pack and else are updated in the Microsoft Store.
> on this page, how to uninstall and reinstall the Web experience pack:

And now, widgets are working fine! :wink:
 

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    Win 11 21H2 22000.282
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    ntel Core i9-10900K CPU @ 3.70GHz
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    TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI (LGA1200)
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    64,0 Go
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
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    DELL U2717D + DELL U2715H
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    3726GB Western Digital WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0 (SATA )
    232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD))
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    465GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (SATA (SSD))
    238GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 860 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 870 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
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    BeQuiet Straight Power 11 Platinum 750W
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    BeQuiet Silent Base 802
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    BeQuiet
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    Logitech Craft
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    Razer Viper Ultimate
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    1GB
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Eset Nod32
Thankyou Mistergom!! The Ghacks guide worked perfectly for me. Now I'm happy :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security
Yeah, great! :wink:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 21H2 22000.282
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    ntel Core i9-10900K CPU @ 3.70GHz
    Motherboard
    TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI (LGA1200)
    Memory
    64,0 Go
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL U2717D + DELL U2715H
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    3726GB Western Digital WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0 (SATA )
    232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 860 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
    465GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (SATA (SSD))
    238GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 860 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 870 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
    PSU
    BeQuiet Straight Power 11 Platinum 750W
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 802
    Cooling
    BeQuiet
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    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Razer Viper Ultimate
    Internet Speed
    1GB
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Eset Nod32
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