How to Show Day and Month Names in the Windows Taskbar System Tray Date
This will show you how to change the date format of the date on the taskbar system tray in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 to show the date how you would like it to. For example, with the day and month names like Sunday 07 August 2011 instead of 8/7/2011.
This will also change how the short date is displayed globally in Windows 7, and not just on the taskbar.
EXAMPLE: System Tray Date NOTE:This is an example of the default tray date and one with the day and month showing. The default date shown will depend on what format regional language you have set.
1. In Vista or Windows 7, open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Regional and Language icon, close the Control Panel, and go to step 3 below.
2. In Windows 8, open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Region icon, close the Control Panel, and go to step 3 below.
3. Under the Formats tab, click/tap on the Additional Settings button. (see screenshot below)
4. Click/tap on the Date tab. Under the Date formats section, the value for Short date is the one that is display on the taskbar system tray. (see screenshot below)
5. In the Short date field from step 4, you can type any value like the examples below for how you want the date to be displayed, then click on the Apply button to see what the Short date looks like under the Example section and/or on the taskbar system tray. (see screenshot above)
d = day M = month y = year
_________________________________ d or dd = displays as day number ddd = displays as abreviated day name dddd = displays as full day name
_________________________________ M or MM = displays as month number MMM = displays as abreviated month name MMMM = displays as full month name
_________________________________ y or yy = displays up to the last 2 digits of the year yyy or yyyy = displays as full year
Example Date Formats NOTE: You can use a space and characters like - / , . between the date letters.
d-M-y displays as 7-8-11
dd-MM-yy displays as 07-08-11
dd/MM/yy displays as 07/08/11
ddd-MMM-yyy displays as Sun-Aug-2011
ddd, MMM. yyy displays as Sun, Aug. 2011
dddd-MMMM-yyyy displays as Sunday-August-2011
dddd dd, MMMM yyyy displays as Sunday 07, August 2011
6. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4)
7. Click /tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 3)
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