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Time Tile


Wael90

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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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Hello Wael,

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

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Wael90

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Hello Wael,

If you like, you could press the Windows :winkey: + 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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Wael90

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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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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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Wael90

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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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Coke Robot

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AHH! We have Microsoft Touch Mice! Nice! :D

There is the clock app tiles you can use. There is :orb: or :winkey: 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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Wael90

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AHH! We have Microsoft Touch Mice! Nice! :D
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. :warn:
 

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That's odd, I am not having that issue. Let us know what else you find....

Geeve
 

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keverne

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I'm quite happy with the free Asparion Clock.
 

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Wael90

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That's odd, I am not having that issue. Let us know what else you find....

Geeve
I have no idea mate, I read the reviews but I wanted to go with your suggestion anyway. Gave it a try and at the first sign of system hanging, I knew that it was it. Ha. :p

I'm quite happy with the free Asparion Clock.
I love this one. It does exactly what I want, it shows the time, it updates fast (Clocktime would only update after 45 seconds into the new minute) and with a $3.49, it's fully customizable so you can actually make your custom clock tile the way you want it. I'll test it more and probably buy it soon. Thanks.
 

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