Move clock to the end of the taskbar in Windows 10

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has made changes to the taskbar. Now, it shows the Action Center icon at the end of the taskbar, and the clock before it. The user cannot change the position of these icons or move the clock even though the icons on the left side such as Volume, Network are movable. There is no option available in the Settings app to restore the clock's position. Many users want to move the clock back to the end of the taskbar. In this article, we'll see how it can be done.


Although there is no tweak or option available to modify the appearance of the taskbar, there is a third party app which moves the clock back to the end of the taskbar.

Move clock to the end of the taskbar in Windows 10

There is an open-source application called "ClockPositionRighteousifier". Once started, it does exactly what we need. If you can't tolerate the current position of the clock and the Action Center icon at the end of the taskbar, do the following.

  1. Point your browser to the author's GitHub
    Download ClockPositionRighteousifier

    There, you'll find the app's source code along with the compiled binaries.

  2. Download everything by clicking "Clone or Download -> Download ZIP". Then unpack the binaries to any folder. You will get something like this:

    something-like-this

  3. If you are running a 32-bit Windows 10 version, go to the folder CPR_x86.
    Otherwise, go to the folder CPR_x64.

    Right click the file ClockPositionRighteousifier.exe and open its properties. Tick "Unblock" in the properties window: unblock

    Repeat this step for cprdll.dll. unblock-dll

    Tip: see how to Batch unblock files downloaded from Internet in Windows 10.

  4. Once this is done, you can start ClockPositionRighteousifier.exe. The date/time and Action Center icons will be swapped, with the clock moving to the end of the taskbar. See the screenshots below.

Before:
before
After: after

This freeware application is developed by the author of the well-known file manager, DirectoryOpus. It is trustworthy and definitely useful for those who are unhappy to see the Action Center icon instead of the clock in the corner.

Run the EXE again to exit it and undo the changes. If you change the position of the Taskbar after this tool is running, restart Explorer.

What do you think about this hack? Do you think it is an overkill or are you happy to be finally able to move the icon?

10 thoughts on “Move clock to the end of the taskbar in Windows 10

  1. Toshik

    Great app. Thanks.
    Wanted to move clock to the corner with from the Anniversary Update release.

    Reply
  2. Valentin-Gabriel Radu

    Extremely happy, thank you very much Sergey. As usual, really useful.

    Reply
  3. fastoy

    Could you put this in Winaero Tweaker?

    Reply
  4. Hans

    That’s a great app!

    One of the most annoying things in current version of Windows 10 ist gone with this app!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      yeah

      Reply
  5. K. K. VinayKumar

    Wow! Thanks Sergey Tkachenko. This is what I wanted. You have tools for every annoying features. Thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
  6. Corey

    How come it resets every time I restart the computer?

    Reply
    1. Bob

      It’s an in-memory patch, so naturally it will reset. Create shortcut to EXE and put in Startup folder as Sergey said.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.