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Time Tile

  1. #1


    Athens, Greece
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

    Time Tile


    Hello fellow humans!!

    Alright, so I was wondering what my Main Panel on my Star Screen is missing but I couldn't figure it out.. Until I wanted to check the time. Usually, I would just do a double finger gesture on my Microsoft Touch Mouse and boom, time shows. Or just check the time when I'm already on desktop mode. This time however, my batteries ran out and I was on my Start Screen wondering what the time was. Oh, yea, I was super lazy too. So I wondered why didn't Microsoft make a time/clock app yet? It would make perfect sense to have one. Nonetheless, I know we can't always have everything.. So I'm asking you guys, are you using any apps for this exact reason? Have you got any suggestions? All I want is a tile with the time shown all over it.. No need for other information, like date or anything, just the time.. I'm asking you because, well, I don't know, I just like posting here instead of reading reviews for every single app in the store.

    Thanks in advance!!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wael,

    If you like, you could press the Windows + C keys to see the clock anytime and anywhere in Windows 8.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Athens, Greece
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Wael,

    If you like, you could press the Windows + C keys to see the clock anytime and anywhere in Windows 8.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks, this is very useful and I always appreciate a reply from someone with such esteem and reputation around here.

    I'm still looking forward to more solutions.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    You could also search for Clock in the Store to see a list of clock apps that you might see if one may work for you as well.

    Windows Store - Search for Apps

    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
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  5. #5


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Most clock apps are free, instead of reading reviews install them and choose the one you like.
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  6. #6


    Athens, Greece
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Thanks both, again. I only wanted to check if anyone here had anything particular to suggest, it's not that I couldn't get one or didn't know how to do it myself. Suggestions still welcome though. :P
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  7. #7


    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    I tried several and ended up keeping one called Clocktime. All the others I tested wouldn't update the time without opening them, Clocktime updates just fine and has an alarm option as well....

    Geeve
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  8. #8


    Athens, Greece
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    I tried several and ended up keeping one called Clocktime. All the others I tested wouldn't update the time without opening them, Clocktime updates just fine and has an alarm option as well....

    Geeve
    That's exactly why I posted here for. Thanks for your suggestion, I'll try it right away/
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    AHH! We have Microsoft Touch Mice! Nice!

    There is the clock app tiles you can use. There is or keys with C (I now know why those icons are there to use), or D to take you to the Desktop. By default, the time is on the Taskbar.
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  10. #10


    Athens, Greece
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    AHH! We have Microsoft Touch Mice! Nice!
    Oh yes, I love my mouse! Microsoft's Keyboard & Mouse Centre combined with Touch Mouse Mate makes life so much easier.

    Anyway, as for "Clocktime". I just uninstalled the app. The reason is simple, I've read the reviews and people were complaining about bad memory usage. And it's true. I tested it myself and found out that it was using 640MB of my RAM. More than my Internet Explorer 10.. So yea, that's off the list, keep away from it people.
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