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XP how to show date on taskbar all the time


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nightowlbobby

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How can I have the date show up on my taskbar at all times? Looked everywhere I can think of. Last compter ran 2000 and it was a "date/time" option, if I recall correctly, but that doesn't seem to be the case with XP. Certainly not urgent, but as I recently restored to factory last week, I've been looking to re-customize my desktop, etc. Thanks to anyone who gives this a moment of thought.

Edited by nightowlbobby, 09 October 2006 - 04:46 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Click on the top of the taskbar and drag it up, like you're resizing a window.

If it won't budge, right-click on the taskar and uncheck "Lock the taskbar". Now you can drag it up. As long as the bar is at least two lines thick, it will automatically show the date.
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Is there a way to toggle the display of time and date?
Most of the time, I don't want to know the time, but just the date.
I searched for something like that a long time and it even brought me to the point of just not using Explorer anymore, but just Taskmgr to do my job.
Added a registry key that would boot a rundll instance of the clock.
When I type "Time" in the Run Dialog of Taskmgr, it gives me that clock.

But is there a way to put the date first?

Edited by IO-error, 10 October 2006 - 02:10 AM.

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Not without third party software. You can always point at the clock with your cursor, this will pop up the date.
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nightowlbobby

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Thank you Neil!! Completely forgot about resizing taskbar. That answers/solves two problems. Was looking to hold more buttons on my taskbar, as well, as I am on several different websites at the same time along with calculator and word processor open. Thanks again!!
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Hi,
I have a problem to keep my taskbar configuration
In horizontal, no pb, my taskbar is 2 lines thick (i can see the time and the date)
But i want my taskbar in vertical...so, my taskbar need to be 3 lines thick in order to see time and date
The probem is that my computer do not keep in mind the configuration
Each time, i need to change the size from 2 lines to 3 lines
I don't understand

I tried tASKBAR rEpair (xp taskbar by default)
I reinstall my System Restore

Still have the problem

Thanks

Stephane
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Suggester

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Alternatively you could try http://www.geocities..._on_Taskbar.htm
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