If you want to keep the entry point in the Taskbar but don’t want to open it on hover, the Widgets settings now include an option to disable the board from opening as you hover over the button on Windows 11. This guide will teach you the steps to prevent the Widgets board from automatically opening when hovering over the weather icon in the Taskbar of Windows 11.

Disable Widgets on hover on Windows 11

To prevent the weather widget icon from opening on hover in the Taskbar, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, you will have to click the Widgets icon to open the board, and depending on your settings, the icon will no longer show dynamic content to prevent unnecessary distractions.

If you can’t find the option, you may not be running the version of Windows 11 that includes the new settings. Also, at the time of this writing, Microsoft is only rolling out the option to some users until it’s ready for broader deployment. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.