A surprise innovation for Windows 11's taskbar may be on the way
Newly discovered code fragments show that Microsoft may introduce a surprise innovation for the Windows 11 taskbar.
It looks like Microsoft is preparing to offer more taskbar customization features to users. New lines of code discovered in Windows 11 build 25300 (latest Developer version) point to options that may let you toggle the taskbar time and date:
Hide taskbar clock.
Hide the time and date in the system bar.
Turn this on to hide your time and date information in the corner of your taskbar.
However, it is worth noting that the existence of these lines does not mean that Microsoft is about to introduce the ability to disable the taskbar clock. Because without seeing this feature in stable versions, it would not be right to say anything definite.
Still, it's certainly interesting that Microsoft is considering adding such an option while ignoring Windows 11 users who want to separate the Wi-Fi, sound and battery indicators, or place the taskbar at the top of the screen.
The date and time in the taskbar doesn't seem to be the only part Windows 11 will soon let you enable or disable, either. The Moment 2 update, which is expected to be released next month, will bring a redesigned notification area with the option to turn off the overflow menu for a more fluid and minimal look.