Hide Date and Time from Menu Bar in Mac OS X Yosemite

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Steps

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    To get started, open the date and time preferences panel.
    There are two ways to do this. The first and easiest way is simply to click on the date or time located in the bar along the top of the screen.
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    Scroll down and click "Open Date & Time Preferences...".
    However, once we've hidden the date and time, we will not be able to access the "Date & Time" menu the same way. For this tutorial, we will close this menu and demonstrate the other way to access it, which is directly through the system preferences panel.
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    Click the Apple logo in the top left of the screen.
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    Click "System Preferences...".
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    Alternatively, move the mouse to the bottom of the screen to bring up the dock.
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    Find the "System Preferences" icon.
    It looks like a gear in a silver engraved box. Simply click the icon to open System Preferences.
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    Go down to the fourth row, fifth icon, which is "Date & Time".
    Click once on this icon, and this will open up the "Date & Time" preferences window, just like we did by clicking on the date and time in the upper bar.
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    Click the box next to "Show date and time in menu bar".
    In our demonstration, we will remove the checkmark from the box. Unchecking it will remove the date and time from the menu bar that runs along the top of the screen. Now there is no way for us to click on the date and time any longer, as the field has been removed from the menu bar.
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    To restore the date and time to the menu bar, click the empty box next to "Show date and time in menu bar" to put a checkmark back in it.
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    Click the icon in the top left-hand corner shaped like a red circle with a black "x" in it.
    With a single press, we will have closed the "Date & Time" preferences menu.
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    Our tutorial is finished with the closure of that menu.
    If, however, you have additional questions, comments or suggestions, you're welcome to let us know in the section below. A member of our staff will assist you.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Amanda, Grimm

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