Microsoft Will Let You Uninstall Windows 11’s Clock for Some Reason

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Do you absolutely despise the clock in Windows 11? Well, Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22533 to the Dev channel, and it will let you uninstall the Windows Clock app if that’s something you’re interested in.

In the release notes for the build, Microsoft kept it simple with regards to the clock, simply saying, “It is now possible to uninstall the Clock app if you want.” Clock haters can now come together in their hatred of the hands of time by removing it, assuming they’re on the Windows Insider Dev channel.

Outside of removing the clock, this build updates the volume, brightness, camera privacy, camera on/off, and airplane mode indicators with a design that better matches the look and feel of Windows 11. If you push the button for any of these options on your keyboard with this build, you’ll see an updated design for the sliders and indicators.

The Your Phone app is also getting an updated call experience. According to Microsoft, this update “includes a new in-progress call window with updated icons, fonts, and other UI changes that align with the improved design of Windows 11.”

There are many other minor fixes and tweaks you can read about on the blog post announcing the update. As is always the case with updates to the Dev channel, we don’t know exactly when they’ll make their way to the release build of Windows 11. The features will need to go through proper testing, and we should see them at some point in the next year.