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Windows 7: How to put the time in the start mený

21 Dec 2011   #1
Ninnananna

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How to put the time in the start mený

Hi to everyone. I don't know if this is the right section, if not, I will be glad if it will be moved in the right one.

My problem is: I want to see the hours in the start mený, in the top of it, instead of the trayicon. If you know a solution, I'd appreciate your help. Thanks!


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21 Dec 2011   #2
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Welcome aboard Ninananna

I think there is no way to place the clock n the top of start menu . But there may be a way that is not known to me
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21 Dec 2011   #3
marsmimar

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Hello Ninnananna and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd have to agree with Arc. This tutorial shows the customizations allowed through Windows 7.

Start Menu - Customize

There may be some 3rd party tools available (do an internet search for "customize windows 7 start menu") but no guarantee how bad they may mess things up.

Just out of curiosity, since the start menu is only displayed when you click the start button or click the windows key on the keyboard, and then disappears if you do anything else, wouldn't it be just as easy to look at the system tray to see the time?
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21 Dec 2011   #4
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Ask VG used to have a tutorial which added date picker to the run dialog box.
[Version 2] Customizing RUN Dialog Box in Windows XP Using Resource Hacker - Tweaking with Vishal
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23 Dec 2011   #5
Ninnananna

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks to all for the infos, you were very kind, but I didn't find what I searched for.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello Ninnananna and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd have to agree with Arc. This tutorial shows the customizations allowed through Windows 7.

Start Menu - Customize

There may be some 3rd party tools available (do an internet search for "customize windows 7 start menu") but no guarantee how bad they may mess things up.

Just out of curiosity, since the start menu is only displayed when you click the start button or click the windows key on the keyboard, and then disappears if you do anything else, wouldn't it be just as easy to look at the system tray to see the time?
Yes it is, but I put a 3rd part skin in my Windows 7, and its clock in the system tray is bigger than the standard one, so it is a bit annoying.. Also, I have not a widescreen, so I have not so much orizontal space in my taskbar. At least, can you link me a tutorial with a tutorial for to customize the font and its dimensions of the clock? It would be a good solution for me.
Thanks again!
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27 Dec 2011   #6
Ninnananna

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

UP!
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27 Dec 2011   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ninnananna View Post
UP!
Ninnananna, It does not look like anyone has any suggestions for your problem.

Also, to guarantee that people will ignore you is to bump your topic.

some sites will bounce you if you do that as it is considered rude.

Rich
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27 Dec 2011   #8
Ninnananna

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ninnananna View Post
UP!
Ninnananna, It does not look like anyone has any suggestions for your problem.

Also, to guarantee that people will ignore you is to bump your topic.

some sites will bounce you if you do that as it is considered rude.

Rich
Thanks, rich. I know what you mean, that's no problem.
Hi to all, and thanks again.
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27 Dec 2011   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You said you are using a third-party theme have you tried asking the theme maker to change that for you?

Another way would be to download a 30 day trial of Restorator - Bome Software - Restorator - the resource editor for customization, localization, and translation. and Notepad++ Home it's free. Then open up the theme's .msstyles With restorator and go to String and drag-and-drop the Neutral.rc file to your desktop now open it with notepad++ and change the font or the size or both one at a time and save it put it back in to restorator and save it and try the theme and see if you change the font it will be a long process one font at a time and you still may not actually get it or it will change more than just a clock font. You will need to Switch to a different theme to do the above you cannot be using the theme you are trying to edit at the same time and you will have to log off and log on after each test.
-restorator-2007-cusersjerrydesktop1.msstyles.png-cusersjerrydesktopneutral.rc-notepad-.png

Third you could purchase Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and change that font only in just a few clicks. If you are using the default aero theme I would make that change for you in just a few minutes and to make it work You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Let me know
Jerry


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29 Dec 2011   #10
Ninnananna

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
You said you are using a third-party theme have you tried asking the theme maker to change that for you?

Another way would be to download a 30 day trial of Restorator - Bome Software - Restorator - the resource editor for customization, localization, and translation. and Notepad++ Home it's free. Then open up the theme's .msstyles With restorator and go to String and drag-and-drop the Neutral.rc file to your desktop now open it with notepad++ and change the font or the size or both one at a time and save it put it back in to restorator and save it and try the theme and see if you change the font it will be a long process one font at a time and you still may not actually get it or it will change more than just a clock font. You will need to Switch to a different theme to do the above you cannot be using the theme you are trying to edit at the same time and you will have to log off and log on after each test.
Attachment 190178Attachment 190179

Third you could purchase Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and change that font only in just a few clicks. If you are using the default aero theme I would make that change for you in just a few minutes and to make it work You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Let me know
Jerry
Jerry, thanks a lot! I obtained Ave's Windows7 Style Builder, and I was able to change the font of my clock ! But I still have a little problem. There are very large spaces (separators?) at the clock sides.. I uploaded this screen of my tray-icon to make you understand my REAL problem (because those spaces were my initial issue.. they take a lot of nonsense space ) :



I circled in red the spaces I want to remove. Anyhow, you were very very very kind, I appreciate a lot your help. Thanks again!
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