Microsoft constantly adds new features to Windows 11 to attract users of older versions. Windows Insider Dev channel users are testing many of these new features. Windows 11’s Widgets panel is new.

Microsoft now lets Windows 11 users expand the widgets panel to full screen. Windows 11 Insider Preview 25201 includes the feature. When you press Windows and W, the Widgets panel covers the left side of the screen. The Widgets panel looks good that way, but there’s no full-screen option. This guide will show you how to make Windows 11’s Widgets Panel full-screen.

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Here are some prerequisites for enabling the full-screen Widgets Panel on your Windows 11 PC.

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  • Windows 11 25201 build on Dev Channel
  • Vive Tools from GitHub
  • A backup copy of all your important data stored elsewhere.

Enable Expanded Widgets Panel on Windows 11

If you want to try out the new feature on your Windows 11 PC, then you can follow these steps to enable it on your system. Microsoft recently released the Windows 11 insider preview build 25201 upgrade with the expanded widget panel. If you want to learn more about this new feature, visit the Microsoft website.

  • Ensure that you are running Windows 11 25201 build on the Dev Channel.
  • Now, head here to download the Vive Tool from GitHub.
  • Extract the downloaded folder and place it in the C drive of your system.
  • Launch the Start Menu and type in Command Prompt.
  • Make sure to run Command Prompt as an Administrator.
  • Now, type in CD C:\ViVe Tools to let Command prompt browse through the particular directory.
  • With that done, enter the command vivetool /enable /id:34300186

How to Enable Full Screen Widget

  • Now, restart your Windows 11 PC and then launch the Widgets Panel by pressing the Windows and W keys.
  • You will see the Widgets Panel and the full-screen icon at the top right corner of the panel. Clicking on it will expand the Widgets Panel to the full screen.

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If you want to try out the new feature on your Windows 11 PC, then you can follow these steps to enable it on your system. Microsoft recently released the Windows 11 insider preview build 25201 upgrade with the expanded widget panel. If you want to learn more about this new feature, visit the Microsoft website.

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