Widgets are small cards that display dynamic content from your favorite apps and services on your Windows desktop. They appear on the widgets board, where you can discover, pin, unpin, arrange, resize, and customize widgets to reflect your interests. Your widgets board is optimized to show relevant widgets and personalized content based on your usage.
Your widgets board consists of two sections: your widgets and your news feed. Your widgets are all located at the top of the widgets board. The news feed can be found below your widgets. The following sections describe how to use the widgets board.
To use the widgets board, you need to be signed in to your Microsoft account, your work account, or your school account.
Stay up to date with widgets - Microsoft Support
Learn more about how to use the widgets board to keep track of the things you care about.
This tutorial will show you how to uninstall or reinstall widgets for all users in Windows 11.
You must be signed in as an administrator to uninstall and reinstall widgets in Windows 11.
- Option One: Uninstall Widgets
- Option Two: Reinstall Widgets
1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.
2 Copy and paste the command below into the Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
winget uninstall "Windows web experience Pack"
3 When it has finished uninstalling widgets, you can close Windows Terminal (Admin). (see screenshot above)
4 Either restart explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.
This is the default setting.
1 Go to the Windows Web Experience Pack page on the Microsoft Store site.
2 Click/tap on the Get in Store app button on the site. (see screenshot below)
3 If prompted, click/tap on the Open Microsoft Store button. (see screenshot below)
4 Click/tap on Get or Install in the Microsoft Store app. (see screenshots below)
5 When it has finished installing, you can close the Microsoft Store app.
6 Either restart explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.
7 Open Widgets to restart it. Widgets will be blank like below until it restarts. (see screenshot below)