How to Enable Fullscreen Widgets on Windows 11

As Microsoft announced the next big Windows 11 2022 update, it also released a new version in the Dev channel. The Redmond giant is wildly experimenting with new features in the Dev channel. One of those features is the fullscreen widget table, but it’s still hidden behind a feature flag. However, there is a nifty way to enable fullscreen widgets array on Windows 11. So if you are running the latest development version, you can immediately enable fullscreen widgets on your Windows 11 PC. , let’s go to the tutorial.

I tested the fullscreen widget panel on Windows 11 Dev Build (25201 or later) and it worked perfectly. However, the same command did not work on Windows 11 22H2 update which is rolling out to all users. So those in the stable channel have to wait for the feature to go live in the future or join the Windows Insider program.

Enable Fullscreen Widget Table on Windows 11

For now, Windows 11 Dev Channel Insiders can immediately enable full-screen widgets, and here’s how:

1. First, you need to set up ViVeTool on your Windows 11 PC. In case you don’t know, ViVeTool is a free and open-source tool that allows you to enable experimental features on Windows 11. So go -y and download ViVeTool from the developer GitHub page.

2. After that, unzip the ZIP file in Windows 11 by right clicking on it. Then choose the “Extract Alland click “Next”. The files will be extracted to a folder in the same directory.

configure ViVeTool

3. After the files are extracted, right click on the extracted folder and choose “Copy as path“. This will copy the folder path to your clipboard.

configure ViVeTool

4. Now press the Windows key to open the Start menu and search for “CMD”. The command prompt will appear at the top of the search results. In the right pane, click “Execute as administrator“.


5. In the command prompt window that opens, type cd and add a space. Then right-click in the CMD window to automatically paste the directory path we copied above. You can also press “Ctrl + V” to paste the address directly. Finally, press Enter and you will navigate to the ViveTool folder. Note that the path will be different for your PC.

cd "C:UsersmearjDownloadsViVeTool-v0.3.1"
configure ViVeTool

6. Once you have moved to the ViVeTool folder in the command prompt, run the command below to enable fullscreen widget table in Windows 11.

vivetool /enable /id:34300186
Enable Fullscreen Widgets on Windows 11 (2022)

7. Now close the command prompt window and restart your computer. After logging in, click the widget button in the lower left corner or use the Windows 11 keyboard shortcut “Windows + W”. In the upper right corner you will now find a “develop” button. Click on it.

Enable Fullscreen Widgets on Windows 11 (2022)

8. There you go! The full screen widget panel now works on your Windows 11 PC without any issues. You can again click the expand button to put it in half screen or full screen, according to your convenience.

Enable Fullscreen Widgets on Windows 11 (2022)

Disable Fullscreen Widget Table on Windows 11

If you want to disable the fullscreen widget panel on Windows 11, return to the ViVeTool directory as shown above. Then run the command below from the CMD window.

vivetool /disable /id:34300186
Enable Fullscreen Widgets on Windows 11 (2022)

So these are the commands you need to run to get the full screen widget panel on your Windows 11 PC. I think it looks pretty neat and you can quickly get information about all the happenings in the world by a glance. With upcoming support for third-party widgets, the widget panel will become even more useful. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you want to enable taskbar overflow on Windows 11, head over to our linked guide. And to learn more about these upcoming Windows 11 features, we’ve compiled a list for you. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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