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Windows 7: No clock in Desktop

17 Feb 2013   #1
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 
No clock in Desktop

Hi,
1. In this continuing annoyances of Win7 , I find the Desktop clock and desktop launch tab dissappear when a number of programs are made to display in Systray.No clock in Desktop-desktop-icon-size-2013-02-17_070833.gif Can't they simply control it by arrows. Please tell where is the patch?

2. Why does icon refresh (esp shortcuts ) take a huge time and appear one by one. In XP there was a Max Icon Cache hack , what is it for Win 7.

Thanks for your replies.




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18 Feb 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

System Icons - Turn On or Off


Credit goes to Brink
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18 Feb 2013   #3
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 

Hi ,
Thanks for the post. But it is not about enabling or disabling. THe clock and show Desktop tab are pushed out of view , OUT OF RIGHT. It seems essentially an issue where Windows has to mark the systray boundaries perfectly , and provide for negotiating arrows in case of greater number of icons.

If I close some apps from the systray the clock is back again..It was always there , just went out of view..
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18 Feb 2013   #4
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi there thomas,on what kind of screen and with which resolution do you have these problems?Kindly fill in your system specs.
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18 Feb 2013   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

One option is to drag the top of your taskbar up and make it two rows. The "Lock the taskbar" option my bring the clock back to.
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18 Feb 2013   #6
Kari

 

Your notification area is simply too full. Do you really need all those icons there?

One solution is to use vertical taskbar as mine here which I have on the left (screenshot from Windows 8 but it's the same on Seven). It shows absolutely everything you want to if all icons are enabled:

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18 Feb 2013   #7
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 

Thanks to all for the replies. Mine is a 19"screen with 800 x 600 res (I feel comfortable with it). The systray of "Kari" is interesting. If it comes to the left where is the "Start " button then. Can you explain how to get it to the Right. I can do with the screen space available...

A good question of whether all icons are required. XP had a beautiful come-around when it would display only those which are active and have it neatly hidden after some time of inactivity.Win 7 insists either they are displayed fully or hidden even while they are active or inactive. Also due to strange reasons at time of startup some icons come missing even though the application is shown as started. I had to restart explorer to get it right.
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18 Feb 2013   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You can select which Icons and notifications appear on the taskbar. Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications You could try the "Only show notifications" option and see if that works for you.
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18 Feb 2013   #9
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Doubtingthomas View Post
The systray of "Kari" is interesting. If it comes to the left where is the "Start " button then. Can you explain how to get it to the Right. I can do with the screen space available...
As I mentioned my screenshot was from Windows 8 which has no Start button. On 7 vertical taskbar the Start button is on top as seen in this screenshot from my desktop on a dual display desktop:



As you can see I do not like desktop icons, using Quick Launch Toolbar as a "dock" (I don't like those Rocket and whatever docks either ).

Right click an empty spot in taskbar, unselect Lock the Taskbar, drag and drop taskbar where you want to (right, left, top, bottom).

Kari
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18 Feb 2013   #10
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thomas,

A taskbar utility might help manage the number of things you have on your system.
Five Absolutely Essential Utilities that make Windows better - Scott Hanselman
I saw bins on a member's screen shot and thought "Hey, How'd you do that!?"

Bins is not free, but almost.

I don't know about any of the other utils listed.
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