How to Disable Widgets in Windows 11

Author: Iqbal | Guide: Windows 11 |

Widgets behave as shortcuts for accessing various functions and features of the device. Widgets are available on all the devices such as laptops, tablets, computers and even mobile phones.

Some of the most commonly used widgets are the date and time widget, wallpaper widget, and notes app widget among others. You can also disable widgets in Windows 11 if you do not want them to be present on your desktop screen or in your system as a whole.

Along with the widgets, you should also keep a check on the apps or the applications in your device or system. To save your storage, learn how to delete apps in Windows 11. In this way, you can delete all the unnecessary apps that you do not need any more from your desktop.

Remove Widgets in Windows 11

Disable widgets in Windows 11 in 5 Steps

Step-1 Click on 'Start' or 'Windows': Before anything, first you have to start by clicking on the ‘Start’ button on your desktop screen. The 'Start' button is also known as the 'Windows' button. They are the same so don't get confused.

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Step-2 Open your System's 'Settings': To open the settings app, just click on the 'Settings' icon from the Windows menu. You can also press 'Win+I' on your keyboard. This is the shortcut key to go to settings.

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Step-3 Open the 'Personalization' section: Next, you have to go to the Personalization section from the left sidebar. It is very easy to locate. Just click on it to proceed.

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Step-4 Click on 'Taskbar': Under the Personalization settings, click on the 'Taskbar' to view the settings related to the taskbar in Windows 11. Here, you will find the settings you are looking for.

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Step-5 Switch the 'Widgets' toggle off: In these 'Taskbar' settings, you need to find the Widgets toggle and just switch it off. After that, you will no longer see the widgets on your Windows 11 device.

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Do Widgets Take Up Extra Space or Memory in Our Device?

Widgets do not take up extra space or memory in the device by default if they are not being used. Once you place a widget on your home screen or the desktop screen, then it will come into action. There are not more than 10-15 widgets available in a single device.

The number of widgets depends upon the device that you are using. But, anyway, you do not need to worry about storage or memory issues.

Can We Permanently Delete a Widget From our Device?

No, you can not permanently delete a widget from your device. They automatically come into your system. You can choose to use or not to use them but you cannot delete them.

In the same way, you cannot download or install a widget. Widgets are different from apps.

Is Google Assistant Also a Widget? Can We Delete Google Assistant App?

No, the Google Assistant app is not a widget. But, it is a feature of the Google app only. Since it is not a widget, therefore you can easily delete Google assistant from your device.

But, the Google search bar that comes on the top of your screen is a widget. The date and time on your home screen unlock screen are also widgets.

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