Remove the clock in the notification area.


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Paste explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons in a Run box, turn clock off from there.
 

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This OS is a nightmare and I can see Windows 10 being reinstalled.
Anyway after having to do a clean install I gained access to the explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons and have turned the clock to off and on but still it remains in the notification area.

WTF.

Clicking on Why can't I change settings just opens a Windows 11 page which left me baffled as to what am I supposed to do with it?
 

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This OS is a nightmare and I can see Windows 10 being reinstalled.
Anyway after having to do a clean install I gained access to the explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons and have turned the clock to off and on but still it remains in the notification area.

WTF.

Clicking on Why can't I change settings just opens a Windows 11 page which left me baffled as to what am I supposed to do with it?
Try to run the explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons as an Administrator bij opening it with Cmd with Administrator rights (right-click CMD will show option "Run as Administrator".

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Thanks but as I said I did manage to get to the point where I have the choice of 'Off' or 'On' but whichever I choose the bloody clock remains in the notification area which is so beginning to annoy me.
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Thanks but as I said I did manage to get to the point where I have the choice of 'Off' or 'On' but whichever I choose the bloody clock remains in the notification area which is so beginning to annoy me.
Thanks anyway.
Current Winaero Tweaker has a setting under Windows 11 that reverts to Classic Taskbar. I can confirm it does get rid of the clock until it's turned on. My purpose in using it was to have T-Clock Redux instead of the Windows clock. It also enables replacement of the Windows Start button with one for Open-Shell.
 

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Current Winaero Tweaker has a setting under Windows 11 that reverts to Classic Taskbar. I can confirm it does get rid of the clock until it's turned on. My purpose in using it was to have T-Clock Redux instead of the Windows clock. It also enables replacement of the Windows Start button with one for Open-Shell.
Thanks or that, given though my PC is as slow as could be because of the bug with AMD CPU's I going to leave trying to sort this until Microsoft has sorted the issue.
 

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hi guys! Finally! I found a video on how to customize the notification icons. you can hide the clock, the date, network, volume etc. You can check this link:

Thanks me later. :)
 

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hi Denis,

Those previous posts are for the preview versions only and it wont work for official release. For official release, check the video I posted. I'd been trying to hide my clock for my school presentation but couldn't find any solution. Glad I've found that video.
 

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it wont work for official release

It worked for me on the released version and it has worked for others.
explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons

For the benefit of others -

The UTube video [8 minutes] tells you to
- install WinAero & OpenShell [Menu only], then
- set WinAero's Classic taskbar [which tells WinAero to run the UndockingDisabled method - see, for example, My Taskbar setup [post #6] - ElevenForum]
- use OpenShell Menu [this suppressed the Taskbar clock, which was the aim of the video]
- use WinAero to choose the system icons [i.e. to access the choices in explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons], some [but not all] of which could now be changed. The Taskbar clock appear/hide setting remained disabled in the video, possibly by OpenShell Menu, so could not be changed.

I have not used the video's method.
- I had already used My Taskbar setup [post #6] - ElevenForum which includes enabling the classic Taskbar & enabling chosen system icons].
- The video includes a step that I had not.
- - I had not installed OpenShell Menu or anything else to replace the Start menu.​
- - There'd be nothing to stop me installing OpenShell Menu or similar but I already had a Taskbar Toolbar that fulfilled all my 'menu' needs.​

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So the conclusion is that one cannot hide the clock in Windows 11 without installing third-party tools like OpenShell?

Windows 11 is a nightmare 😵
 

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So the conclusion is that one cannot hide the clock in Windows 11 without installing third-party tools like OpenShell?
It worked for me on the released version and it has worked for others.
explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons
No, that link takes you to Windows own dialog for choosing system icons to show or hide.

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