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Display date on taskbar, but still use small icons?

  1. #1


    Rapid City, SD
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Display date on taskbar, but still use small icons?


    Does anyone know how to do this, either through a registry hack, or with some small program? Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello UCLA,

    You could use the method in the tutorial below to show the full date on the taskbar in Windows 8.

    Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Rapid City, SD
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello UCLA,

    You could use the method in the tutorial below to show the full date on the taskbar in Windows 8.

    Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    That's not the issue, unfortunately: you still have to use Large Icons to display the date; I'm trying to get the date to show up while still using small icons. Thanks, though!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    With large icons, it works perfectly.

    If you use small icons on the taskbar, then you would need to raise the taskbar up one level to have the full date show.

    Taskbar - Resize - Windows 7 Help Forums

    You could also see the full date in the pop-up when hovering the pointer over the time.
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