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How to remove clock from the top panel in gnome-shell? enter image description here

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It is possible by creating an extension.

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/Disable_Clock@ocelot
cd  ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/Disable_Clock@ocelot

Make a metadata.json file.

gedit metadata.json

Cut following code, and Paste into the editor ,and Save.

{"shell-version": ["3.2"], "uuid": "Disable_Clock@ocelot", "name": "Disable Clock", "description": "Disable Clock from the top of panel"}

Make an extension.js file.

gedit extension.js

Cut following code, and Paste into the editor ,and Save.

const St = imports.gi.St;
const Main = imports.ui.main;

function init(meta) {
}

function enable() {
    Main.panel._centerBox.remove_actor(Main.panel._dateMenu.actor);
}

function disable() {
    Main.panel._centerBox.add_actor(Main.panel._dateMenu.actor);
}

Restart gnome-shell and Turn on "Disable Clock" extension by gnome-tweak-tool

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Great! Thank you! Really good way with a possibility to turn it back easily. [For anyone else who might use this: I had to run gedit lines with sudo!] –  Laurynas Nov 14 '11 at 15:23
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Hide the clock in your current session with this command:

dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.Shell /org/gnome/Shell org.gnome.Shell.Eval string:'Main.panel._dateMenu.actor.hide();'
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At teminal type the following:

sudo apt-get remove indicator-datetime
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Removed indicator-datetime, rebooted system, clock is still there –  Laurynas Nov 13 '11 at 14:52
    
@Laurynas seriously? I kinda want to remove the indicator now to see if your joking. The is really still there? –  BullfrogBlues Jan 3 '13 at 21:20
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Press Alt+Right click the clock, there should be an entry saying Remove from panel.

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Using Alt key while Right clicking clock doesn't seem to to anything, it just opens calendar like a simple Left click. Am I doing something wrong? –  Laurynas Nov 13 '11 at 15:20
    
That works in fallback mode with compiz disabled –  Bruno Pereira Nov 13 '11 at 15:39
    
Yes! Press the Alt first and right click on the clock and a popup will ask you for 'Remove' and 'Remove from panel' choose 'remove from panel and select 'Don't reload'. Try it again. –  all4naija Nov 13 '11 at 15:44
    
You actually need alt-super-right –  Amanda Jun 25 '12 at 17:21
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