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4 Ways To Remove Weather From Taskbar On Windows

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The Windows operating system is regularly updated and introduces new features. One of Windows’ more recent features is the “news and interests” widget, which appears on the taskbar.

Users who have upgraded their computer may be perplexed to see a weather widget appear in the taskbar. If you are not sure how to remove weather from the taskbar, we tutor you on how to in this article.

There is a weather widget on the bottom left of the taskbar in Windows 11. It displays real-time weather conditions in your neighborhood when connected to the Internet. The default Windows widget icon will be shown if there is no Internet connection.

The Weather Guy… But on your Computer

The latest Windows edition has some better modifications that may be utilized to make them more useful to your preferences. One example is the Weather app. Windows’s News and Interests widget allows users to rapidly view weather and news in selected categories. 

You may display text, an icon, or both in the Windows Taskbar. Users may customize the widget by following certain themes for a more personalized news feed.

If you believe the weather widget is clogging up your taskbar, you may deactivate it under the Taskbar settings. You may also disable the weather widget option in Windows 11 by using the Group Policy Editor and Registry Editor. This section explains how to remove the weather widget from your PC.

Remove Weather From Taskbar On Windows 11

Let us begin with the techniques for removing the Weather widget from the Windows 11 Taskbar. Here are several approaches.

  1. Hide the Weather Widget from the Settings menu
  2. Using Command Prompt, remove the weather
  3. Using the Registry Editor, remove the Weather Widget
  4. Getting Rid of the Weather using the Widget Panel

1. Hide the Weather Widget from the Settings menu

The simplest way of concealing the weather widget is deactivating the widget item in the Taskbar settings. As you might expect, doing so will disable the widget feature entirely, preventing you from using additional widgets.

To disable the weather widget in Windows Settings, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Settings panel by pressing Win + I.
  2. Then, in the left pane, select the Personalization tab.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Taskbar in the right pane.
  4. Toggle the Switch for Widget Off under Taskbar Items.

That is all. The widget item will now be removed from your taskbar, as will the weather widget. You may also enable and disable the widget app from the taskbar. 

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  • Right-click on the taskbar and choose Taskbar settings. It will take you to the Personalization section of Windows Settings. Where you may activate and disable Taskbar items.

2. Using Command Prompt, remove the weather

Using the Command Prompt, you may uninstall the widget from your Windows 11 PC.

Find Command Prompt and launch it as administrator.

Now run the following command: Winget uninstall “windows web experience pack.”

It will begin performing the command, and after you see the word “successfully uninstalled” in the command prompt window, you may restart your computer.

3. Using the Registry Editor, remove the Weather Widget

If you wish to prevent people from enabling the weather widget on your PC, you may disable it permanently in the Windows registry. This will make the Widget option in Windows Settings grayed out, making it impossible for anyone to switch it on or off.

It should be noted that changing registry entries is risky. Before continuing with the methods below, make a restore point.

Using Registry Editor, delete the weather widget:

  1. Open Run by pressing Win + R.
  2. To open the Registry Editor, type regedit and press OK.
  3. Navigate to the following place in the Registry Editor:
  4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\
  5. Select New > Key from the context menu when you right-click the Microsoft key. Dsh is the new term for the key.
  6. Choose the new Dsh key. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu.
  7. ‘AllowNewsAndInterests’ should be renamed.
  8. Modify the AllowNewsAndInterests value by right-clicking on it.
  9. Enter 0 in the Value data field to save the changes and click OK.
  10. Restart your computer after closing the Registry Editor. The weather widget will no longer show after restarting the computer. In addition, the Widget option is grayed out when you go to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.

Note: Open Registry Editor and erase the Dsh key found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Policies >> Microsoft >> to restore the Widget option.

4. Getting Rid of the Weather using the Widgets Panel

Windows 11 includes a widget panel, which may be used to delete the Weather widget. The steps are as follows:

  1. Launch the Widget panel by hitting the Win + W keyboard shortcut.
  2. Click on the three dots of the weather widget card in the widget panel.
  3. Now, select the Remove widget option from the list.

How to Remove the Weather Widget from the Windows 10 Taskbar

Let us move on to the Windows 10 operating system. Many want to remove the Weather widget from their Windows 10 PC.

  1. Utilizing the Widget Panel
  2. Making Use of Group Policy Editor
  3. Making Use of Registry Editor
  4. From the Taskbar

1. Utilizing the Widget Panel

You may delete the Weather widget from the Widget panel in Windows 10.

By clicking on the News and Weather widget on the Taskbar, you may access it.

Select the Hide Card option from the widget cards by clicking on the three-dot button on the Weather card.

2. Making Use of Group Policy Editor

Here’s how to use the Windows Group Policy Editor to deactivate the weather widget in Windows 10.

  1. Open the Group Policy Editor by searching for it.
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Component > News and Interests in the Local Group Policy Editor box.
  3. Now, right-click Enable News and Interests on the Taskbar and choose Disable.
  4. Apply the modifications and restart your computer.

3. Making Use of Registry Editor

The Windows Registry Editor has several functions, one of which is to stop the weather display. This is how it is done.

  1. You may access the Run dialogue box by hitting Win + R on the keyboard.
  2. Enter regedit and hit OK to launch the Registry Editor on your computer.
  3. Navigate to the following path in the Registry Editor window:
  4. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Feeds
  5. You may copy and paste the path into the Registry editing window’s address bar.
  6. Double-click ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode and change the Data value to 2.
  7. Click OK to restart your computer.

4. From the Taskbar

By right-clicking on the Weather widget in Windows 10, you may remove it from the Taskbar. Here is the complete procedure.

  1. To open the list of choices, right-click on the Taskbar.
  2. Select News and interests from the menu.
  3. Select the Turn off option from the next list of options to disable the News and Interests widget, which will also disable the Weather widgets.

Conclusion

This concludes our how-to tutorial, and we hope you can use your Windows PC more comfortably by removing the weather widget. Removing the Weather Widget in Windows 10 was much easier than in Windows 11 since, in Windows 10, you can deactivate widgets individually. Still, in Windows 11, a singular widget toggle disables all widgets, including the Weather one.