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Enlarge Desktop Tray Clock Display?

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    Enlarge Desktop Tray Clock Display?


    Anyone know a software to either enlarge the tray desktop clock display or replace it? I know I can hover the mouse on Settings to get the large panel display. But I'd rather just be able to read it. Of course I'm looking for freeware.

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    This any good? Tray clock is Win 8 compatible

    desktop tray clock 2.42 free download
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Probably not what you want but if you increase the size of your taskbar, by dragging the top edge up, you'll get more info shown in the clock.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Here is the free version---

    Free Desktop Clock download for Windows

    It is limited in function but has 1 big skin--

    Click image for larger version

    It is a cousin of Atomic clock posted by Edwin.

    I emailed their support about getting more big skins. {free}
    Awaiting a reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post

    Here is the free version---

    Free Desktop Clock download for Windows

    It is limited in function but has 1 big skin--

    Click image for larger version

    It is a cousin of Atomic clock posted by Edwin.

    I emailed their support about getting more big skins. {free}
    Awaiting a reply.
    Excellent! Nice catch!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Hopefully they will soon provide more skins for the free version.
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    I got 9 Skins with the free version; some big, some not so big.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I got 9 Skins with the free version; some big, some not so big.
    I just said 1 big skin because it was the biggest.

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 02 Jul 2014 at 23:38. Reason: added picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I got 9 Skins with the free version; some big, some not so big.
    I just said 1 big skin because it was the biggest.

    Click image for larger version
    Thanks all for the suggestions. I was using this in a W7 VM. I tried it on W8 and it seems to work well. I do use a double height Taskbar. That definitely helps. Seems like it should be an easy thing to do just to set the system clock to use a larger font. But so many things in Windows are hard coded
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