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Windows 7: Date Disappeared From Taskbar

10 Dec 2009   #1
hcour

Windows 7
 
 
Date Disappeared From Taskbar

I moved it to the left side of the screen and now my date is gone. How do I get it back? Thanks.


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10 Dec 2009   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

hcour, I am not on my Win7 computer now, but isn't' there a "show clock" check box in the Taskbar's properties?

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10 Dec 2009   #3
hcour

Windows 7
 
 

There is, but it's checked. The clock is showing, it's just the date that disappeared. I tried unchecking and checking the clock, but that didn't bring the date back.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does the date come back if you move the taskbar back to the bottom of the screen? I know the date won't show if the taskbar is at the bottom, and you have Use small icons checked. It should show on the side though with either small or large icons. Can you post a screenshot of it not showing the date?
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12 Dec 2009   #5
hcour

Windows 7
 
 

I'm using the large icons. It reappears when I put the taskbar back on the bottom, but it was also there on the left side for several days when I originally moved the taskbar. Then all of a sudden I noticed it was gone.


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27 Dec 2009   #6
hcour

Windows 7
 
 

Bump.

Any suggestions?
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27 Dec 2009   #7
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

One way is to drag the taskbar a little wider. But that will take up more desktop space. The date format is too wide for a sidebar. Otherwise you could try going to the date and time settings and see if you can get one of the shorter format to work.
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27 Dec 2009   #8
hcour

Windows 7
 
 

Ah, ok. I've got a 24" WS monitor so I have plenty of horizontal real estate. Lemme give those suggestions a try and see what happens. Thanks.

Ha! Worked perfectly. Just widened it barely a skosh. Simple solution. Thanks again!
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27 Dec 2009   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Nothing else worked, try this. Click on the time, then change date and time settings. Maybe, lets hope.
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27 Dec 2009   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Personally, I prefer to not have the Windows clock show at all, and use ClockX instead. It can be configured show as to show as much data as the Windows clock, and in a fashion more pleasing to me, without taking up space on the taskbar.
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