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Hide the Taskbar Clock in Windows 10: Step-by-Step Guide

Want to remove the clock on the taskbar? Here are the steps to remove or hide the clock (date & time) info from the taskbar in Windows 10.

The clock, which displays the date and time, is located in the rightmost corner of the Windows 10 taskbar. It is pretty non-intrusive and generally useful in day-to-day life. When you click on it, you will get access to the calendar and an agenda with a list of your upcoming calendar entries.

However, if you are trying to give presentations, do a screencast, are looking for a more minimalist aesthetic, or need to free up space on the taskbar, you can hide the clock in Windows 10.

The good thing is that the process of hiding the date and time on the taskbar in Windows 10 is pretty simple and easy to follow. Let me show you how.

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How to hide the clock on the taskbar in Windows 10

As I said, hiding the clock on the taskbar is nothing hard. Just a toggle, and you are done. Being a system widget or icon, Windows has a dedicated option to toggle on and off date and time on the taskbar.

Here’s how to hide the clock on the Windows 10 taskbar:

  1. Right-click on the empty space on the taskbar.
  2. Choose the “Taskbar Settings” option.
  3. Scroll down to the “Notification Area” section.
  4. Click on the “Turn system icons on or off” link.
  5. Turn off the “Clock” option.
  6. With that, you’ve removed or hidden the clock on the taskbar in Windows 10.

Steps with more details:

First, open the PC Settings app by pressing the “Windows logo key + I” keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, you can also access the Settings app by clicking on the “All Settings” button in the Notification Center.

Go to the “Personalization” page in the Settings app.

open personalize settings in Windows 10

Now, select “Taskbar” on the left sidebar. This page will open the taskbar options page. Here, scroll down the page until you see the “Notification Area” and click on the “Turn system icons on or off” link.

click on turn system icons on or off link

This is the page where you can show or hide system icons like the clock (date and time), volume, network, power, input indicator, location, etc. To hide the date and time, toggle the “Clock” option to the “Off” position.

disable clock option to hide clock in Windows 10

As soon as you turn off the clock option, the date and time are hidden on the taskbar in Windows.

clock is hidden and no longer appears on the taskbar in Windows 10

How to show the clock on the taskbar in Windows 10

To see the date and time on the taskbar, you need to show the clock in Windows 10. You can do that from the taskbar settings in Windows 10.

Here’s how to show the clock on the Windows 10 taskbar:

  1. Open the Settings app in Windows 10.
  2. Go to the “Personalize” page in Settings.
  3. Select “Taskbar” on the sidebar.
  4. Scroll down to the “Notification Area” section.
  5. Click on the “Turn system icon on or off” link.
  6. Enable the “Clock” option.
  7. With that, the date and time will appear on the taskbar in Windows 10.

That is all. It is that simple to hide the clock on Windows 10.

I hope this simple and easy Windows 10 how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need help, send an email, and I will try to help as much as possible.

If you like this article, you might also want to learn how to make the taskbar transparent and how to add a quick launch toolbar to the taskbar.

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