Remove 3rd row with day of week from Windows 10 taskbar

After a recent update my Windows added a 3rd row to the taskbar, showing the full day of week. I don't need it since I have one as part of the date.

Moreover, the 3rd row made my date disappear as well.

How do I get rid of it?

Huge taskbar shows redyndant day of week

Usual taskbar shows no date

Solution 1:

To get a 2-line date/time field:

Right-click on the taskbar and make sure "Lock the taskbar" is not checked.

Resize the taskbar to a single line of icons (smaller).

To get a 1-line date/time field:

Right-click on the taskbar and click "Takbar settings".

Set "Use small taskbar buttons" to "On".

When the taskbar is a double-row of icons it allows for 3 rows of data in the date/time field. Setting this to a single row of icons allows for a 2 row date/time field. Setting the icons to small sets the date/time field to a single row.