Solved: Displaying date along with time on Taskbar

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Niessen

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I run Windows 7 (64-bit) and miss the date showing as with XP. How does one get the date to show?

I have the "gadget" but that only shows when the desktop is naked. When I fill the screen with a window, you can't see the gadget.
 
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Hi Niessen,

Follow the below mentioned path.
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons

Then click on the link for Turn system icons on or off .... and there you can select on for clock.
Hope this would help you.

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Sid
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Niessen

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Thank you . . . but the settings noted by Sid_Tech don't allow the date to show.

Squashman's comment is true and would be a solution but I find the gadget size too big for my taste. A discrete time and date is really what I want.

I looked at T-Clock (I used it when I was running XP but it won't ruin on my 64-bit Windows 7).

I purchased a copy of Microsoft's "Windows 7 . . . Inside Out) and all their pictures show the date/time strip on the taskbar . . . but the damn version I have, does not!
 

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You need to make the Task bar taller to view the time and the date. To do this, unlock the task bar, and expand the task bar to make the date show.

See also:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9235/change-display-under-the-system-tray-clock-in-windows-7/
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2301/xp_display_date_system_tray_taskbar/
Yep. Basically the same as XP. You need a 2 high taskbar to show the time and date.

I am sure you can probably find a smaller gadget that just shows the date and digitial time.

A while back I showed my mother (who is also a time date freak) an application that displays the time and date in the Active Window Title Bar. It was kind of cool. Don't know if it will work on Windows 7 or not. She uses it just fine on XP.

I think this is the one she is using.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/titlebardt.html
 

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PeterH40

This works . . . though it seems hard to "grab hold" of the taskbar upper boundry.]\

Thank you!
 

Niessen

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I tried to use the application but, though it would load and "run" . . . it did not display (or, at least, was unable to "bump" the Windows time display).

The solution of increasing the height of the taskbar worked, however.

Thank you for your help.
 

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The Title Bar Date does work on Windows 7. You probably needed to launch the program and then set it to run on startup. It should have asked you to launch it after installed. By default it is set to launch when windows launches. It prompted me to restart but it still worked even without a reboot.

I looked for other Time Date Gadgets and there are plenty of them out there that are smaller and take up less area then the builtin gadgets.
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=1cc084be-8346-485c-9baf-20d64df588db&bt=1&pl=1
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=f4d7ae30-500a-4adb-b525-aa94efac0702&bt=1&pl=1
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=9c1d435f-9158-4682-b62c-ff9e2da49b8a&bt=1&pl=1
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=b3f437f4-c315-4c7c-9466-1b1fc899121c&bt=1&pl=1
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=07183909-9ebf-4633-b88a-b2a0c7f1eb28&bt=1&pl=1
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=f5c0a6d1-c80c-4871-90f4-c4e2e4b9babd&bt=1&pl=1
etc....
 

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Maybe you had the properties item "Use small icons" selected?
I use the normal icons and can see the date. I have not enlarged my taskbar.
 

Niessen

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Squashman's list of alternative clock gadgets was awesome!

Thank you very much. Options . . . I did not expect options!
 
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