I would like to hide or remove the clock from my Windows 10 taskbar.

I did my research and the common way seems to go to "Custom Notification Icons" -> "Hide and delete quick actions" and disable here the clock.

Problem is, I don't have the clock in this menu, even though it should be here if I trust the tutorial I saw. Any tips ? What could I try ? My windows version is Windows 10 Professional. Thanks in advance.

EDIT : Here's a screen of the windows. No clock in the list. I thought about a group policy but I seriously wonder why, especially where I don't see any other mark of group policy in our computer

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    I'm using the latest version of Windows 10 Pro, and I can disable the clock right there. Can you post a screenshot of what you see instead? That way we can identify if you are actually on the right page or not, or that something else is causing this.
    – LPChip
    Mar 26, 2019 at 8:27
  • I did it. Sorry it's in french, but I guess this not very important.
    – GlorfSf
    Mar 26, 2019 at 8:36
  • You are definitely on the wrong page. The page you are on is for the action center, not the taskbar.
    – LPChip
    Mar 26, 2019 at 8:42
  • too early in the morning. feel free to downvote. thanks for your help
    – GlorfSf
    Mar 26, 2019 at 8:50
  • Nah, I'm not going to downvote you simply because you didn't have your coffee yet. ;)
    – LPChip
    Mar 26, 2019 at 10:05

3 Answers 3


I have just tried this on mine and this works, right click the date and time on the taskbar > taskbar settings > turn system icons on or off > the choose the clock option.

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    Win+I to open Settings then search for "Turn system icons on or off" then you can disable or enable the clock.
    – Jonx
    Feb 10, 2020 at 13:05
  • These are no longer available on Windows 11 version 22H2 build 22621.1194.
    – Nathan
    Jan 29 at 17:17

In order to remove the Windows 10 desktop taskbar clock, we’ll need to make some changes in the Notifications & Actions section of the Windows 10 Settings app. To get there quickly, you can right-click on the clock in your taskbar and select Customize notification icons. This section of Settings allows the user to configure their desired Quick Actions, change which apps appear in the taskbar, and control notification settings. The option we’re looking for, however, is Turn system icons on or off. Click it to proceed to the next step.

  • Welcome to Super User refer this link, superuser.com/help/how-to-answer just edit your post and I would like to suggest illustrate your command. Mar 26, 2019 at 10:57
  • These are no longer available on Windows 11 version 22H2 build 22621.1194.
    – Nathan
    Jan 29 at 17:18

Here is a screenshot of the settings. Since you have the french language in your windows OS enter image description here

Just search for the title in the start menu and you shall find it.

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