XP, XP Pro, Vista: Remove the Clock from the Taskbar

Posted March 18, 2006 by William_Wilson in Windows

If you want to get rid of the clock in your taskbar, this tutorial explains all the necessary steps on each system or through the Group Policy Editor.


Hide the Clock in Any Windows OS > XP:

    1. Right-click on a blank area of the taskbar.
    2. Select Properties.
    3. Click Taskbar tab.
    4. Uncheck Show the Clock.

Hide the Clock with the Group Policy Editor in XP Pro or Vista:

    Open the Group Policy Editor:
    Go to Start\Run, and type gpedit.msc.

      Now, move through the left pane to the following:
      User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\

        To the right, find the key Remove Clock from the system notification area.
        Double-click it, and select Enable.

      You have just removed the clock from your taskbar.

      Questions/Comments: [email protected]
      -William. ยง (marvin_gohan)

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