When you install Windows 11 on your PC, you will see a Taskbar at the bottom of the screen that hosts the Windows logo, a few icons in the center, and a clock & date in the far right corner. Although it looks good, several customizations have been removed on Windows 11 taskbar, including the ability to hide the clock & date from the system tray. Simply, We are not talking about removing the Clock; we are talking about hiding just the Date but displaying the Time. Open Windows 10 Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and turn on Use small taskbar buttons option.
Although there is no built-in option to hide the taskbar clock in Windows 11, with a minor tweak, you can hide or remove it from the system tray. If you don’t prefer to change the system setting manually, you can use a third-party application to eliminate the time and date information from the system tray.
How to Remove Clock and Date from Windows 11 Taskbar?
To remove or hide Clock and Date from Windows 11 taskbar, use these steps:-
Step 1. Open Windows 11 Settings.
Step 2. Select the
Step 3. On the right sidebar, click on the
Step 4. Scroll down to find the “Related links” section and click on the
Step 5. Once done, the
Step 6. The
Step 7. Under the “Time formats” section, type s in the “Short time” setting. Since the “s” indicates seconds and Windows 11 doesn’t display seconds in Taskbar, this option will hide the clock on Windows 11.
Step 8. Click the
Step 9. Now, switch to the
Step 10. Under the “Date formats” section, type ddd in the “Short date” setting.
Note: The above change will not hide the date altogether. Instead, it will display the first three letters of the current day.
Step 11. Click
Step 12. Press
Step 13. Click
Once you complete the above steps, the clock and date will no longer appear on the Windows 11 taskbar (system tray). Instead, the day of the week will appear.
To revert the changes, in step 7, click the
How to Hide the Clock and Date in Windows 11 using Win11ClockToggler?
If you want to use a third-party tool to hide or remove the Clock and Date in Windows 11 system tray, then we suggest Win11ClockToggler. The benefit of this freeware is that it allows you to hide the system tray completely, including the clock and date.
To hide or remove the Clock and Time using the Win11ClockToggler tool, do the following steps:-
Step 1. Download the Win11ClockToggler tool.
Step 2. Then, extract the contents of the zip file into a folder.
Step 3. Double-click on the
Step 4. Turn off the
Step 5. Finally, click the
Once you complete the above steps, all the elements from the system tray will disappear, including the clock and date.
However, the application’s downside is that it won’t preserve the settings. When you restart your computer, you must repeat the steps to hide everything from the system tray.
To revert the changes, relaunch the Win11ClockToggler tool and click the
You can download the Win11ClockToggler from GitHub.
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