How to Fix Windows 11 Widgets Not Working

How to Fix Windows 11 Widgets Not Working Properly.It is possible to enable, disable or hide the Widgets icon on Taskbar, allowing you to refresh the interface. If you are getting the blank Widgets or not loading issue, you can try disabling and re-enabling it via Windows Settings. For that, do the following:

How to Fix Windows 11 Widgets Not Working 

If your Windows 11 widgets are not working, make sure the option is enabled to begin with. Then disable and re-enable your graphics driver. Additionally, update your graphics driver and OS to the latest version, and reinstall EdgeWebView2. If the issue persists, make Edge your default browser.

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Reinstall EdgeWebView2

If you already installed EdgeWebView2, you can reinstall it from Microsoft. Make sure to install the Evergreen Standalone Installer x86 version of EdgeWebView2.


Many users confirmed that reinstalling EdgeWebView2 fixed their widget-related problems. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the right installer for you.

how to enable widgets in windows 11

If you can’t find Widgets on your taskbar, you’ll need to manually enable it. Sometimes re-enabling the Widgets panel can also solve random glitches. Here’s how to do it:

Right-click the taskbar, and click Taskbar settings.

How to Fix Windows 11 Widgets Not Working Properly

Toggle the button for Show Widgets button to turn it on.

Toggle the button for Show Widgets button to turn it on.

You should now see the Widgets button on your taskbar. If it still doesn’t work, try the next fix.

Restart Windows Explorer/File Explorer

  • Press the Windows Button and search for Task Manager.
  • Open the Task Manager App.
  • Click on more details to expand the App’s window.
  • Select the Processes tab and scroll down to locate Windows Explorer process.
  • Click on the Restart button to restart the process.
How to Fix Windows 11 Widgets Not Working Properly

Disable and Re-Enable Your Graphics Driver

Make sure you’re running the latest graphics driver version. Try disabling the driver and check the results.
  • Launch the Device Manager.
  • Then expand your list of Display Adapters.
  • Wait for a few seconds, and then re-enable the driver.
  • If the issue persists, right-click on your graphics driver and select Update driver.

  • Restart your computer after installing the latest driver version.
  • Speaking of updates, go to Windows Update and install the latest OS updates. Restart your machine and check if you notice any improvements.

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