Do you know Microsoft has made full-screen Widgets to be available in Windows 11 Insider preview build 25201 or the later builds. But not all devices can automatically get this feature. In this post, MiniTool Software will show you how to enable full-screen Widgets on Windows 11 if you want to force get this feature.

Windows 11 Supports Full-Screen Widgets

Widgets is a native feature in Windows 11. It is a panel to show your favorite services and apps. By default, the Widgets icon is located on the left side of the taskbar. When you hover over the icon, the Widgets panel will pop up. Initially, the Widgets panel takes up the left section of the interface.

Microsoft introduced full-screen Widgets mode in Windows 11 Insider preview build 25201. Now, this feature is available in Windows 11 build 25201 and the later builds. But this feature is not enabled on all builds. If you want to use full-screen Widgets, you need to manually enable it with the help of ViVeTool.

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How to Enable Full-Screen Widgets on Windows 11?

To force enable full-screen Widgets on Windows 11, you need to use ViVeTool. However, this tool is not preinstalled on your Windows 11 computer. You need to manually download it and then run commands in Command Prompt to enable full-screen Widgets on Windows 11.

Here is how to enable full-screen Widgets on Windows 11:

Step 1: Go to the update release page of ViVeTool to download ViVeTool zip file on your device.

Step 2: Unzip the downloaded ViVeTool folder and move the folder to the drive C.

Step 3: Copy the path of the ViVeTool folder. For example, my path is C:\ViVeTool-v0.3.2.

Step 4: Run Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 5: Run cd [the path of the ViVeTool folder] in Command Prompt. In my case, I run cd C:\ViVeTool-v0.3.2 in Command Prompt.

Step 6: Command Prompt will navigate to that path. Then, you need to type vivetool /enable /id:34300186 and press Enter to run this command. If this command runs completely, you will see the prompt:

ViVeTool v0.3.2 – Windows feature configuration tool

Successfully set feature configuration(s)

Step 7: Restart your computer.

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How to Make Widgets Show Full Screen on Windows 11?

Now the full-screen Widgets feature is enabled, but this feature is not turned on by default. When you want to see the full-screen, you can open the Widgets panel and click the expansion button next to your profile picture. Then, you can see the full-screen Widgets.

How to Disable Full-Screen Widgets on Windows 11?

If you want to disable full-screen mode for Widgets, you can use these steps:

Step 1: Use Windows search to search for cmd and then right-click Command Prompt from the search result and select Run as administrator. This will run Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Run cd [the path of the ViVeTool] in Command Prompt.

Step 3: Type vivetool /disable /id:34300186 into Command Prompt and press Enter to run this command.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

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