Windows 10 is launched with a lot of cool and new features that make the software stand out among its versions. In addition to these great features, Microsoft’s newest operating system retains some old ones. One of them is the clock, which is located at the lower right corner of your screen by default like its predecessors over the past 20 years. The clock quickly tells you current date and time. If you click on the icon, it will reveal more information, including a monthly calendar and user-defined international clocks.

However, many users prefer a minimal desktop or they want their desktop to be as clean as a whistle. Even some users find the clock in Windows 10 useless and they want to remove it from their screen. Luckily, there is an easy way that can help you do it.

Following are steps that you can take to turn off or remove the clock from your Windows 10 desktop. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Right-click on the clock icon at the lower right corner of your computer screen and choose Customize notification icons

Select Customize notification icons to remove the clock in Windows 10

Step 2: When Quick Actions screen is launched, find the option Turn System Icons On or Off and click on it

Click on Turn System Icons On or Off to turn off the clock in Windows 10

Step 3: Here, you will see most of these icons are set “On” by default. Now you just need to look for the clock icon and then set the Clock entry to Off.

Flip the switch off in the clock entry to turn off the clock in Windows 10

Step 4: Close the Settings window (you don’t need to save your changes and reboot your PC)

That’s it. Now when you return to your Windows 10 desktop, you can see the clock gone in your Taskbar.

If you want to restore the clock icon in Windows 10, you simply open the Settings app from the Start Menu. Then you click on System and select Notifications & Actions. Next, click on Turn system icons on or off, look for the entry for Clock, and set it to On.

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