How to make only Time visible in Windows 10 Taskbar

Windows 10 Taskbar is one place which offers shortcuts and icons for every running app. Using it, you can manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it and move them to the desired location. Also, you can manage your calendar appointments right from the Taskbar. In short, you can customize it to your liking. Example – you can configure it to show only Time. If you are interested in knowing how to show only the Time in Windows 10 Taskbar, follow the instructions given below.

Display only Time in Windows 10 Taskbar

By default, in the right corner, you see the Time & Date mentioned. But you can display only the Time. The idea can be a fun exercise. 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.

As soon as one switches to small taskbar buttons, the width of the taskbar is reduced and the Date is no longer visible and thus remains hidden from full view.

Display only Time in Windows 10 Taskbar

This works even if you have changed the taskbar location from the horizontal position to a vertical position.

If you would like to make it visible again, simply turn off the same Use small taskbar buttons option.

Once done, you may want to make sure that ‘Lock all taskbars’ option is checked.

Want more such? Take a look at these One-liner quick tips to a faster way of working with Windows 10.

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