Date and time on the task bar

Windows 7 and 8 gave the time and date on the lower right of the screen. Windows 10 only gives the time. I have spent some time researching and cannot figure out how to add the date.

If you were to ask me what time it is I could be within 5 minutes without looking even after I just woke up, but ask me the day of the month and I haven't a clue. I want my date back. Does any know how to fix it?

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Re: date on taskbar

With me, on Windows 7, it only shows the time. It only shows date and time if i change the taskbar settings (right click>properties) to show big icons. Maybe that was your setting in Windows 7 and 8?
To see the date I hover my mouse over the time. This arrangement suits me quite well, because I don't like the big icons.

The first 2 programs discussed in might help, if they still work in Windows 10. Worth a try.

Please tell your experiences.


Post was last edited on October 2, 2015 10:41 AM PDT

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using large icons works

I tried making the icons larger, and it did make the date show up. But with the large size 1/3 of the taskbar is now used up with something that says Search the web and windows." I tried opening up several files to see if this search panel would shrink and it doesn't. My files shrink and there is not enough writing to differentiate them. Since I normally keep several documents open at once, this doesn't work for me. I guess I can hover the mouse to see the date, but it is not what I wanted. You are probably right that I had large icons on Windows 7 and 8.

Concerning the free clock option you mentioned, I don't want a clock with more bells and whistles, I just want to add the date. The website you referenced doesn't give me any idea what I would be getting or if I could uninstall them if I didn't like them. Thanks for your ideas.

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get rid of the search box
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Click on the time, then Date & Time Settings... look where it says FORMATS -> Change date and time formats. Select the format you want.
Good luck.

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As far as I can see ...

this only changes the format, not what is shown.


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Go to all settings>time and language...

you can change it there.

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(NT) I get both date & time on mine.
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one other possibility

it may not show if the taskbar is too narrow or using smaller taskbar buttons try resizing it if the other solutions does not work.

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