How to Remove the “News and Interests” Widget From the Taskbar In Windows 10/11 - Windows Basics


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

How to Remove the “News and Interests” Widget From the Taskbar In Windows 10/11

Windows 11 has received mixed reviews from Windows users globally. Some people say that the new update from Microsoft is good, however some of them have a bad experience. But Windows 11 comes with a number of improved customizations that can be used to make Windows 11 work as smoothly as you want. One such thing is the Weather app. There are many users who want to get rid of the Weather widget from the Taskbar. And here is the step by step guide on how you can remove the Weather Widget from Windows 11. Some people also want to disable or remove the Weather Widget from the Taskbar in their Windows 10 PC and that part will also mentioned here. So, finally in this fix guide, I will show you how to remove the Weather Widget from the Taskbar in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 10

A. Disable News and Interests from Windows 10 Taskbar

1. Right click Windows 10 taskbar and click News and Interests.

2. Select Turn off to disable News and Interests from Windows 10 taskbar

B. Remove News and Interests via Registry Editor

1. Open Run dialog box by pressing Win + R on the keyboard. Type-in regedit and press OK open the Registry Editor on your PC.

2. Navigate to the following path:


3. Now, double-click on ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode and set its Data value to 2.

4. Click on OK and restart your PC.

After you make the above changes, log off and login back. You should now notice that the News and Interest doesn’t show on the taskbar anymore.

There are three values that you can specify for ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode and they are as follows.

  • 0 – Shows icon and text
  • 1 – Show only icon
  • 2 – Hide News and Interests

C. Remove News and Interests via Group Policy

1. Click to Start Menu Search and open the Group Policy Editor.

2. In the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Component > News and interests.

3. Now, double-click on the Enable News and interests on the taskbar option and select Disable.

4. Apply the changes and restart your PC.


How to Remove Weather Widget from Taskbar in Windows 11

A. Using Widget Panel

1. First, open the Widget panel by pressing the Win + W on your keyboard.

2. In the widget panel, click on the three dots of the weather widget card.

3. Now, from the list, click on the Remove widget option.

B. Using Windows Settings

You can also use the Windows settings to remove the weather widget. Actually, Windows 11 comes with a feature to enable or disable the widgets of the taskbar completely. Disabling it also disables the Weather widget.

1. Press Windows Keys + I on your keybaord to open Windows Settings.

2. Go to Personalization > Taskbar.

3. Come under the Taskbar items option and switch off the toggle for Widgets to disable the live weather widget.

C. Using Command Prompt

Lastly, you can use the Command Prompt of your Windows to uninstall the widget completely from your Windows 11 PC.

1. Search for Command Prompt and run it as administrator.

2. Now, execute the command: winget uninstall “windows web experience pack” and press Y to confirm the execution.

3. It will start executing the command and once you get the successfully uninstalled message in the command promt window, you can restart your PC.

This is the end of this fix guide and I hope that you will now use your Windows PC with a less annoying experience by removing the weather widget. It is much easier to remove Weather Widget on Windows 10 than in Windows 11 because in Windows 10 you can disable widgets selectively but in Windows 11 there is a single toggle tool that disables them all. widgets, including Weather.

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