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Best way to show the time on the start screen?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Best way to show the time on the start screen?

    I've been using a clock tile (there are at least a dozen now), and most of them have been fairly unreliable, and don't show the date half the time. I'm currently using Ze Clock which is so far 100% reliable, but I'm not completely happy with how the time is formatted (see below)

    What are you using to show the time in the Start Screen?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Professional

    Asparion Clock

    I use Asparion Clock. Works consistently, and is very configurable. There is a free version, and a $2.99 version which allows you to change the background and have multiple clock tiles with different time zones.

    Asparion Clock - Asparion Software

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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    how good are those clocks? I thought the live titles don't update rapidly enough for a clock.

    The ones I've tried, the time is correct when the tile is updated. but then between the updates, the time will fall behind until the next update.

    I just got used to swiping to bring up the charms bar to check the time/date.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1

    I've found Ze Clock to be pretty reliable. It seems to consistently update exactly when a second passes according to the computer. It does seem to pause in the background, but once you switch to the start screen a second later it updates to the correct time.
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