In a recent Windows 11 Insider update, Microsoft made several interesting changes and one of these is a weather icon, much like the one we see in Windows 10 News and Interests. However, not all of us are interested in this feature and something very positive is that you can disable the widget of the climate in the bar of tasks of Windows 11 How? It is very simple and we will explain several methods to achieve it a little further down..
How to activate the weather or weather widget on the taskbar
We must consider that this weather widget is not available to everyone. If we want to live this experience we are going to have to use Albacore's ViveTool, which allows us to activate the function manually. For this we will have to download the latest version from GitHub.
Once the ZIP file is downloaded, we will have to right-click on the file explorer and choose the option "Extract all."
Next, we will click on "Browse"..
Now we are going to have to select the location Windows> System32 and then we will click on "Select folder" just in the lower right part of this window.
Once we choose the path, we will simply click on "Extract" so that all this content is moved to the folder we previously chose..
Now we are going to press the Windows key, type "cmd" and click "Run as administrator" in the right pane.
In the command prompt window, we are going to copy and paste the following codes individually, which means that we have to do it one at a time.
vivetool addconfig 36553793 2
vivetool addconfig 36226456 2
vivetool addconfig 36226054 2
vivetool addconfig 34301415 2
The last step we are going to have to do is update the web experience package. In order to do so, we go to the Microsoft Store, change to the "Library" section and click on the "Update" button.
If we have the taskbar centered, we will see the widget on the left side. In case we decided to customize the start menu and taskbar on the left, the weather icon will replace the widget icon in the center.
Disable weather widget from Windows 11 taskbar
The first thing we will have to do is right-click anywhere on the taskbar and choose "Taskbar Settings."
Once we are in the configuration page of the taskbar, we will have to deactivate the option "Widgets" and that's it. In this way, we will not see the weather widget on the Windows 11 taskbar.
How to remove weather widget from Windows 11
There is another way to eliminate it and it is from the operating system Settings. Let's start by pressing "Windows + i" and navigating to Personalization> Taskbar.
Once we are here, we are simply going to move the "Widgets" switch to deactivate the option.
Uninstall weather widget in Windows 11
Another thing we can do is directly uninstall the widgets, this is achieved by uninstalling the Windows web experience package. The first thing we will do is press the "Windows" key on our keyboard, type "cmd" and press "Enter"; in this way we are going to open command prompt.
Once the command prompt window opens, we will have to copy and paste the command that we will leave a little below, when we paste it, we will press "Enter".
winget uninstall "windows web experience pack"
If we want to reinstall the widgets later, it's very easy! We can do it automatically from the Microsoft Store .