How to remove the weather widget in Windows

Remove weather widget

We all like to know the weather information. Who more and who less, always check the temperature daily before leaving home along with the prediction to adapt your clothing to the weather. With the release of the second half of 2021 update, Microsoft wanted to make it easier for users to do this.

To do it, included a widget in the taskbar, a widget that shows us the temperature at that moment along with an icon that represents whether the day is sunny, rainy, cloudy... if you don't like this new widget, we can easily remove it from our computer.

Despite using both Windows and macOS in equal parts, I have never been a user of the Safari browser. Neither from Chrome to enjoy the synchronization between platforms. My choice until recently was Firefox. However, after announcing that it was dropping support for Web Apps, it decided that it was time to change.

My choice was to move to Microsoft Edge. Since Microsoft completely redesigned and adopted Chromium for the development of this browser, Edge has become one of the best browsers on the market, thanks, in part, to the fact that it allows us to install any extension available for Chrome.

From Microsoft Edge to the taskbar

However, not everything is perfect. One of the most negative points of this browser is the home page. On the home page of Microsoft Edge, the Redmond company allows us to add different news sources so that we can be informed without visiting newspaper websites.

While it is true that you can customize the home page to remove this information, and apparently I am not the only one who does it, Microsoft has decided move that information to a widget on the taskbar. A widget, which also shows us the weather.

If you place this weather widget at the end of the taskbar, a widget that, when you place the mouse over it, shows us in summary of the most important news based on our preferences, which allows us to configure which sources we want to be displayed and which not.

The integration of this new widget It's perfect, since it barely takes up any space on your computer. However, for users who don't have a Full HD resolution, it's just another icon that takes up space from the applications you've placed on the taskbar.

Can the weather widget be removed in Windows 10? The answer is yes. If you want to know how to remove the weather widget in Windows 10, I invite you to continue reading.

What is the Windows 10 weather widget

The Windows 10 taskbar weather widget not only shows us the weather, but also shows us current news depending on our interests.

In addition, it also shows us the state of traffic in our area. If any of the news sources are not to our liking (many use the technique of clickbait), we can remove it as a news source and not appear again.

Is it really worth removing? The only problem I see with this widget is that the temperature it shows almost never matches what my mobile phone and other sources show.

Microsoft does not specify from where it collects the data, but, everything seems to indicate that they are not from a Spanish source, but from an international one.

How to customize news sources

As I mentioned above, the weather widget shows us the most relevant news based on the topics that we have previously selected when we run Microsoft Edge for the first time.

If we want customize news feed From the widget itself, we must perform the steps that I show you below:

customize weather widget windows 10

  • First, we must mouse over widget to display the window with the news.
  • Next, we click on the gear wheel that is shown in the upper right corner of that window.
  • From the menu that appears, click Customize now.
  • Next, a web page will open where we can select content that we like the most classified in different categories:
    • News
    • Entertainment
    • News by Autonomous Community
    • Sports
    • Money
    • Style
    • Health & Wellness
    • Motor
    • Trips
  • Within each category, we have different subsections, to further customize the information we want to be displayed in this widget.

How to remove news feeds in weather widget in Windows 10

Above, I have commented that many of the sources that are displayed in this widget are focused on earn clicks with catchy and misleading headlines (Clickbait).

If you would like to remove these types of sources, we must follow these steps:

Remove news sources weather widget

  • We place the mouse on the widget of the weather and we wait for the window with the news to appear.
  • Next, click with the mouse on the horizontal three points that are shown in the lower right part of the news that does not interest us.
  • In the drop-down menu that appears, click on Hide news from medianame.

How to remove the weather widget in Windows 10

disable weather widget windows 10

For, get rid of this weather widget, We must perform the steps that I show you below:

  • First of all, we must place the mouse over the widget and click on it. the right button of the mouse.
  • In the menu that appears, click on News and interests.
  • Within the News and interests menu, click on Disconnect.

In this way, the weather widget and the access to the news that it offers us will disappear from Windows 10.

How to re-enable the weather widget in Windows 10

enable weather widget windows 10

If we have changed our mind and want to use the Windows 10 weather widget again, we must right-click on the taskbar.

  • In the drop-down menu that is displayed, we go to News and interests.
  • Here are three options:
    • Show icon and text. Shows the weather icon along with the temperature.
    • Show only the icon. It only shows the weather icon.
    • Deactivate. Disable and remove the weather widget.

The steps to remove, modify, and generally interact with this widget are the same if your team is managed by Windows 11.

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