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I would like to alter the default categories widget code so that it does not show any categories which are children of the uncategorized (id=1) category.

Can I do this via my sidebar.php or functions.php code?

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If memory serves, there's an exclude argument, which isn't available in the widget but which should be around for the category list template tag.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_categories

It should hide subcategories if you're listing them hierarchically.

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Try Widgets Reloaded plugin. It replicates native WP widgets, but gives more control over setup and argument of internal functions.

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