How to Show or Hide Widget Icon on Windows 11 Taskbar

In this article, we will walk you through how to show or hide the Widgets icon from the Taskbar on any PC running Windows 11.

How to show or hide widget icon on Windows 11

On Windows 11, there are several special Windows features icons that can’t be removed via the context menu like most apps or games that are pinned to the taskbar. Widgets icon is one of those icons that can only be shown or hidden via Taskbar settings.

To show or hide the Widgets icon on Windows 11 Taskbar, right-click anywhere on an empty area of the Taskbar, select Taskbar settings, expand the Taskbar items tab, and turn on or off the Widgets switch. Read on for a step-by-step guide.

How to Show/Hide the Widgets icon from Windows 11 Taskbar

To show/hide the Task View icon from Windows 11 Taskbar:

  1. Open “Taskbar settings”
    First, right-click on an empty area on the Taskbar, and select “Taskbar settings” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can go to Start > Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
    Open Taskbar Settings on Windows 11
  2. Expand the “Taskbar items” and look for the option named “Widgets”.
    Expand Taskbar items and look for Widgets
  3. Turn off the “Widgets” switch to remove the Widgets icon from the taskbar. In opposite, turn on the switch to show the Widgets icon on the taskbar.
    Turn on or off the Widgets switch

Now the Widgets icon will be immediately removed or shown on the Taskbar depending on the switch you chose to turn on or off.

How to Open Windows 11 Widgets via Shortcut Key

If you want to access the Windows Search interface, you can use your keyboard by pressing both Windows + W keys. The Widgets interface will show up.
How to open Widgets on Windows 11 via Hotkeys

If you have any questions or problems with the steps detailed in this tutorial, please let me know in the comment below.

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