Windows 10 introduced the Action Center where your notifications and quick settings toggles live. It’s a handy panel, but its icon lives in the far-right of the system tray. If you prefer the old days when your clock lived there, you can swap their spots.
Yes, this is a tiny detail, but after years of getting used to the clock-plus the little calendar widget you can pull up by clicking it-on the far right, it’s a mild annoyance to switch. Fortunately, there are a couple of easy ways to bring it back.
If you want to remove the notification area icon entirely, you can do so in the Settings app. Simply follow these steps:
- Open your Start menu and type “Taskbar.” Click on “Taskbar Settings.”
- Under “Notification area” click “Select which icons appear in the taskbar.”
- Deselect Action Center.
After this, the Action Center icon will be gone and the clock will be on the right.
If you’d prefer a less destructive option that keeps your Action Center icon, you can use a small tool called ClockPositionRighteousifier. Download the entire project from GitHub here. Extract it and navigate to the binaries folder. Run the version for your computer (x86 for 32-bit computers, x64 for 64-bit) and it will automatically move the clock to the right. Run it again if you’d like to revert the changes.
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