Here’s a look at how to customize the way the time and date look on your Windows 7 taskbar.
For someone who sits at a desk all day working on computers, the system clock is a primary source for accurate time. The problem is that the default format of the date doesn’t display what day it is, just what number. This default is easy to fix, and this article will show you how.
How To Change The Display Style Of the System Day In The Windows 7 System Tray
1. Click the Clock in your Windows 7 system tray and then select Change date and time settings
2. Click Change date and time
3. Click Change calendar settings
4. From here, you can change your date and time display using the preset Windows 7 format. Select one from the drop-down lists, but if you want something more customized, click Additional settings.
5. Go to the Date tab. You can adjust what it displays and set it to your custom parameters; you can only use the letters: d, M, and y.
- d = day
- M= month
- y = year
Test out different combinations to see which suits you best; you can also include commas, slash marks, dashes, and other grammatical symbols. Click Apply when ready to see the results.
Now you have a customized date appearance. In the example below, I used “dddd, MMM d“ for the short date and “dddd, MMM dd/yyyy” for the extended date. It’s nice to know that when I forget what day it is, Windows 7 clock has my back.
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