In Windows 11, Microsoft introduced the Widgets Feature. You can access it from the taskbar or by pressing Windows + W keyboard Shortcut. It offers so many useful widgets like Weather, Calendar Microsoft To do, Sports, Photos, Gaming, and many others. It even keeps you updated with the latest news. But the only bad part about it is you cannot add these widgets to Windows 11 Desktop. Yes, the Weather widget does appear in the Windows 11 taskbar. Once you add it to the Widgets section. But that’s it.
If you want to add Widgets to Windows 11 Desktop. Then, you have to install a third-party application from Microsoft Store.
Add Custom Widgets to Windows 11 Desktop
BeWidgets App for Windows 11
Are you missing Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets? Then you can now get those widgets in modern design on Windows 11 through BeWidgets App.
BeWidgets is a free and open-source App for Widgets. That allows customizing the Windows 11 desktop with various custom widgets. Like, Time, Date, Photos, App Shortcut, Finances, Weather. The app allows the creation of multiple layouts. The best part is you can set Widgets position as you want. Moreover, you can change the text color of Widgets. Even by enabling beta options, you can add a custom widget as well. That you can use for third-party applications.
Install BeWidgets App from Microsoft Store.
Do open Windows Search by pressing Windows + S keyboard shortcut.
In Windows Search look for Microsoft Store and open the App.
Once Microsoft Store gets open, search for BeWidgets App.
Click on Get to install the App on Windows 11 Computer.
Once the BeWidgets app gets installed, click on Open.
Add Clock Widget on Windows 11 Desktop
Click on New Widget, and immediately Clock Widget will get added to your Desktop.
You can now drag and drop it anywhere on your desktop.
Click on the X icon next to “New Widget” and type Clock.
Now, click on Customize.
Clock Customize Window will appear. First, to lock the Widget position, do enable the Unclickeble option.
After that scroll down and in preferences, you can enable seconds in Clock. In addition, you can enable a 12-hour clock as well. And, can remove zero before the hour clock.