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Windows 7: How See Digital Clock From Task Bar Clock?


23 Jul 2013   #1

Win 7 Pro
 
 
How See Digital Clock From Task Bar Clock?

In the task bar, when I click on the clock, how can I make the clock window that pops show me a digital clock?


Currently, it shows me an image of a legacy round analog clock.

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23 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

This may be of interest. Also you might ask on AutoHotkey.com if anyone has captured the mouse click on the tray clock to trigger another program (such as a digital clock.)
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23 Jul 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm not saying this true of the OP but I am amazed by the number of younger people I run into who can't read an analog clock.
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23 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm not saying this true of the OP but I am amazed by the number of younger people I run into who can't read an analog clock.
It would be interesting, perhaps, to read a brief history of time pieces. The only reason I can fathom to have created the 12 hour clock in the first place must have been to get 2 rotations of the arms for greater accuracy. Continuing to produce them seems yet another example of "backward compatibility" being backward in more ways than one.

edit: according to Wiki I'm totally wrong. Oh well.. another semi-plausible theory bites the dust. I'm not sure if it's AM dust or PM dust though.
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24 Jul 2013   #5

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm not saying this true of the OP but I am amazed by the number of younger people I run into who can't read an analog clock.
I remember reading a local online newspaper article about this a while back. I read it twice to make sure that it wasn't an April Fools' joke or something from The Onion.
Teachers say children are becoming so familiar with digital clocks, some do not know how to read traditional ones | masslive.com
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24 Jul 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Actually, since I need reading glasses now, if I don't have my glasses on, I can see and interpret the hands on an analog clock much more easily than I can read the numbers on a digital clock. When I am at my computer, however, I am invariably wearing my glasses, so I can read the numbers.
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25 Jul 2013   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TomBrooklyn View Post
Actually, since I need reading glasses now, if I don't have my glasses on, I can see and interpret the hands on an analog clock much more easily than I can read the numbers on a digital clock. When I am at my computer, however, I am invariably wearing my glasses, so I can read the numbers.
I'm the same way. I used to work Renaissance Festivals and kept an analog wrist watch under my sleeve where I could sneak a peek to get the time (I usually was on a schedule). I didn't wear my trifocals while working a festival (although I kept a pair of readers handy for when I absolutely had to be able to see). The watch had a large dial face (for a woman's watch) that I could read the time from even without my glasses. The numbers were blurry blobs but I knew what they were from where the blobs were.

It's the same at home. I don't sleep with my glasses on but I can still read an analog clock face when I wake up, even though it's a blur.
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25 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
In the task bar, when I click on the clock, how can I make the clock window that pops show me a digital clock?


Currently, it shows me an image of a legacy round analog clock.
This isn't possible with the built in clock. Possibly a third party clock will do this but I don't know of any.
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25 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Quote:
In the task bar, when I click on the clock, how can I make the clock window that pops show me a digital clock?


Currently, it shows me an image of a legacy round analog clock.
This isn't possible with the built in clock. Possibly a third party clock will do this but I don't know of any.
The customized clocks in the link all had the analog clock embedded. That leads me to believe you are right. That's why I suggested AutoHotkey may be the best way. If it detects you clicked on the clock it may "eat" the mouse click, allowing you to bring up some custom digital clock.

edit: of course detecting which thing you clicked in the tray isn't the most fun in AHK. I suspect it varies widely with the windows version as the taskbar class names tend to change.
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25 Jul 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm not saying this true of the OP but I am amazed by the number of younger people I run into who can't read an analog clock.
writing will soon become obsolete as well
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