Windows 11 Is Fixing a Big Problem With Widgets

Windows 11 Is Fixing a Big Problem With Widgets

A stunning Windows 11 logo on a shaded blue landscape

Microsoft brought back again widgets with the release of Home windows 11, which are now in a panel obtainable from the taskbar. The company isn’t carried out with widgets, though, and a major take care of is on the way.

Widgets on Home windows 11 really don’t operate at all suitable now except you’re logged in with a Microsoft account — normally, the panel is blank and you just cannot see anything at all. Even nevertheless the enterprise has ever more pushed men and women absent from employing Windows with out a Microsoft account (the option is hidden completely in Windows 11), Microsoft will soon let widgets to work without having a signed in on the net account.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25262 is now rolling out to Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel, which removes the Microsoft account requirement for the widgets board. The blog article points out, “you can now get climate updates on the taskbar, pin widgets from your favourite apps or access individualized dynamic feed with no an account.”

There’s nonetheless a prompt at the top of the widget board to log in, but it can be hidden (at least quickly) with a near button. Microsoft may be dropping the necessity in advance of help for 3rd-get together widgets — all the current widgets are from Microsoft, and numerous of them are individualized dependent on consumer info, so there was at least to some degree of an excuse for the whole panel to be locked to Microsoft accounts.

We really don’t know yet when the new widget performance will roll out to absolutely everyone on Home windows 11. The same preview develop also added a new ‘Video folders’ tab for Media Player, as effectively as a handful of bug fixes.

Supply: Windows Website