Is there any way to disable clocked task from being shown in modeline? I tried searching for variables, but i couldn't find any that turns it off.

  • maybe function timeclock-mode-line-display and variable timeclock-mode-line-display could help?
    – jue
    Apr 30, 2019 at 20:26
  • I don't use the most recent version of org-mode, but the last time a similar question came up, I tracked the clock setting back to org-mode setting the global-mode-string (which is used by the default mode-line-format) and the org-timer-mode-line-string.
    – lawlist
    Apr 30, 2019 at 20:55

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You can set the variable org-clock-clocked-in-display. The docstring reads:

When clocked in for a task, Org can display the current
task and accumulated time in the mode line and/or frame title.
Allowed values are:

both         displays in both mode line and frame title
mode-line    displays only in mode line (default)
frame-title  displays only in frame title
nil          current clock is not displayed

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