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

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

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

    How to Show Full Day and Month Names in Date on Taskbar System Tray in Windows
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    How to Show Full Day and Month Names in Date on Taskbar System Tray in Windows

       Information
    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.

       Warning
    To be able to have the full date and time to display on the taskbar, you may also need to have the taskbar set to have large icons OR resize the taskbar's height until displayed.

    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.
    Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names-default.jpgDate Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names-full_date_time.jpg
    Here's How:
    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)
    Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names-step1.jpg
    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)
    Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names-step2.jpg
    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)

       Note
    Date Letters

    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)
    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 18,408
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #1

    This will have global effect on the system, so anywhere the system displays dates (such as in Event Viewer/Task scheduler) it will also display the long format there and not just in the taskbar.
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  2. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Warning added. :)
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  3. Posts : 4
    windows 7 32 bit
       #3

    how to see the day of week in the taskbar


    It seems that in Windows 7 the date format cannot be expanded to the left as with XP. So the only way to see the day of the week in the taskbar is to increase the height of the taskbar - not a good option. Is that what you find?
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  4. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Fred, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Yes, in most cases.

    To be able to have the full date and time to display on the taskbar, you may also need to have the taskbar set to have large icons OR resize the taskbar's height until displayed.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 4
    windows 7 32 bit
       #5

    tks Brink - I have installed tclock and that does the trick.
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  6. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    That's great news. :)
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  7. Posts : 4
    windows 7 32 bit
       #7

    I now have a Permissions problem putting a shortcut to tclock in the Start Menu - which says Access Denied. Tried a few things but that produced a conflict and had to Restore. Sharing and Permissions seems quite complicated - any advice please?
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  8. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hello Fred,

    Sorry to hear that. At what stage is it giving you this error?

    Are you trying to place a shortcut of the program using the same method in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below?

    Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Professional
       #9

    Thanks for the date tip


    This has been driving me nuts and could not remember how to do it in Windows XP. Appreciate the tip, works for XP and 7.
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