How do I select and open a widget?

You can open a widget, for example a local weather display, using one of several options. You can also double-click a widget in the My Widgets sidebar panel to open the widget in a new window. .

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Note: To use the keyboard to open a widget and execute its default behavior, select the widget and press the space bar or Enter key.


  1. Right-click the widget in the My Widgets sidebar panel.
  2. Click Open in and choose one of the following options:
    • Tab -- opens a tab
    • Sidebar panel -- opens a new sidebar panel
    • New window -- opens a new, moveable, sidebar-sized window
    • Floating window -- opens a new, smaller, moveable window
    • External browser -- opens an external browser, if the widget was configured to do this