How to add widget icons back to the Windows 11 taskbar, Windows 11 is the latest version of the Windows operating system, with a feature called Widgets. The widget feature is not a new feature. According to Microsoft, Widgets bring you closer to the information you need and want.
By default, when you open the Widgets panel, it will display weather, news, stocks, sports, and other information that may be of interest to you. Needless to say, you can customize what you want to see on the Widgets board. In addition to the default widgets, you can also add Microsoft To-Do, Outlook Calendar, and Traffic widgets.
You may have noticed by now that unlike Windows 10, the widget feature does not display a weather information button on the taskbar. Instead, it has a dedicated icon next to the “Start” button. You can click the widget icon on the taskbar to open the widget board.
Add Widgets Icon Back To Windows 11 Taskbar
Since you can also use the Windows logo + A keyboard shortcut to access the widget board, you can easily hide the widget icon from the taskbar to free up some space. Yes, even if the Widgets icon is hidden on the taskbar, you can still access Widgets and continue to run.
On the other hand, people who previously deleted the widget icon from the taskbar may want to add it back to the taskbar.
Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click Taskbar Settings to open the Settings> Personalization> Taskbar page.
In the taskbar item section, click the toggle button next to the widget to add the widget icon to the taskbar. Click it again and it will hide the widget icon in the taskbar.
Hide widget icons from the Windows 11 taskbar
Even if the widget icon is deleted from the taskbar, you can use the Windows logo + W keyboard shortcut to open the widget board.
To remove the widget icon from the taskbar, right-click the widget icon and click the option to hide from the taskbar.
Another way to remove widget icons from the Windows 11 taskbar
Open the settings application. Go to Personalization> Taskbar. Close the widget to remove it from the taskbar.