How to Add, Edit, & Rearrange Widgets in Notification Center on MacOS
If you’re running a modern version of macOS like Big Sur or Monterey, you may have already noticed the redesigned Notification Center compared to prior versions of the feature. You can even personalize the widgets that show up in the Notification Center to better suit the tasks you do, so if you’d like to add, edit, or rearrange the widgets, read along.
Notification Center places notifications and widgets in a single, dedicated column on the right side of your screen. There are widgets that are available in different sizes for Calendar, Stocks, Weather, Reminders, Notes, Podcasts, and more. The Notification Center houses a few stock widgets by default, but you can remove them and add the ones you want, and you can rearrange and edit them too.
Interested in personalizing your Mac’s Notification Center? Then read along.
How to Edit Widgets in Notification Center on MacOS Monterey & Big Sur
First and foremost, make sure your Mac is running a modern macOS version before you go ahead with the following procedure. Check for any updates by going to System Preferences -> Software Update on your Mac.
- To access the Notification Center, click on the date & time located at the top-right corner of the screen in the menu bar.
- Now, click on “Edit Widgets” located at the very bottom of the Notification Center.
- This will take you to the widgets gallery and customization menu. Here, you’ll be able to see which widgets have different size options. You can also use the search field to look for a specific widget.
- Next, select a preferred widget size and click on the widget to add it to the Notification Center. Alternatively, you can drag and drop widgets into the Notification Center too. To remove an existing widget from the Notification Center, tap on the “-” icon next to the widget.
- If you want to rearrange the widgets that show up in the Notification Center, you can simply drag around the widgets to reposition them. Once you’re finished, click on “Done” located right below the list of widgets in the Notification Center to save your changes.
That’s pretty much all there is to it. Now, you know how easy it is to add, remove, edit, and rearrange widgets within Notification Center on your Mac.
You can use the above steps to fully personalize the Notification Center by adding the widgets that you find useful and removing the ones you don’t need. For example, some people wouldn’t be interested in the Stocks widget that’s enabled by default on macOS. You could replace it with the Photos Widget, Notes Widget, or anything else really.
Do you use an iPhone as your primary mobile device? If so, you might be interested in learning how to add custom widgets to your iPhone’s home screen and make your device a bit more personalized, useful, and stand out a bit from others.
What do you think of widgets in Notification Center in macOS? Do you use the feature? What’s your favorite widget or customization? Share with us in the comments!