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Windows 7: How do i get the OS to show both date and time on the taskbar?

13 Oct 2011   #1
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How do i get the OS to show both date and time on the taskbar?

I see that the time is displayed but in spite of setting date it does not show on the taskbar, what am I not doing or doing wrong?

Thanks for responding


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13 Oct 2011   #2
rustberger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

If you would like the date in the System Tray along with the time, right-click on the Taskbar (ensure that Lock the Taskbar is deselected) then drag the top edge of the Taskbar upward until it snaps to twice its normal height. The clock displays three lines rather than one, showing the current time, the day of the week, and the current date.
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13 Oct 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MSwhip,

In addition, this will help show you another way to have it displayed on the taskbar.

Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Oct 2011   #4
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thanks for responding

Both your contributions have now solved my issue. Thank you very much
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15 Oct 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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16 Oct 2011   #6
Aviator

Win7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Came across this post on Friday and applied the settings on the Short Date, ie, Friday, 14 Oct, 2011. I like the short day better so yesterday I modified the short date to read, Sat, 15Oct 2011. This morning when I booted up I noticed that only the Time was displayed. I reentered the info in the Short date ie, Sun 16 Oct 2011 hit apply and OK but the entry did not save. Showed only the Time again. If I enter the full day name Sunday it will display on the Taskbar. For some reason if I enter the short day name (Sun) and click Apply, OK the settings are not being saved.
Any ideas on what might be causing this? Thanks
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16 Oct 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Aviator,

Did you enter it like this below, and click on Apply?

ddd dd MMM yyyy


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16 Oct 2011   #8
Aviator

Win7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Brink, What I entered yesterday was ddd dd MMMM yyyy. It was fine all day yesterday. When I reentered this morning I used ddd, dd MMMM, yyyy and clicked Apply and the only that showed was the Time.
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16 Oct 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What happened is that the allowable space on the taskbar for the date ran out of room using ddd, dd MMMM, yyyy since it was to long to fit in that space, and defaulted to only showing the time without a date.

The one below worked fine for me. You might see how it works for you.

ddd, dd MMM, yyyy
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17 Oct 2011   #10
Aviator

Win7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What happened is that the allowable space on the taskbar for the date ran out of room using ddd, dd MMMM, yyyy since it was to long to fit in that space, and defaulted to only showing the time without a date.

The one below worked fine for me. You might see how it works for you.

ddd, dd MMM, yyyy
It worked for me too. Thanks Brink.
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