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Is there a way to move the system clock on the task bar?

On my husbands side of the computer, I enlarged his letters et al - as a result, urls & such are cut off where they are not fully displayed. On his task bar-due to the larger sized letters, icons, etc it has pushed his clock way over to the right & off the screen. I really think that it is still there, only not visible. Any suggestions to move it & have it visible once again?

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I should add..

In reply to: Is there a way to move the system clock on the task bar?

Also, guess I should add that we have windows xp home edition...

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Hi there.

I find this confusing as the icons in the System Tray, (where the clock, volume icon, and other icons sit), should always be displayed.

On the taskbar, the following should always show;

Far left - The Start menu button.
Far right - The System Tray, (sometimes called the notification area).
In the middle - The taskbar icons for any running programs, and they will be squashed up as more programs are running.

There is no easy method, ie no settings available to a normal user such as you and I, to remove the clock, although other icons in the System Tray can be hidden. To do that, right click any empty part of the task bar and select Properties, then in the window that appears, click the Customize button. This allows you to choose which icons to show/hide and when.

But that doesn't seem to be your problem.

I must admit that your first post was a bit confusing where you said ''My husbands side of the computer''. What do you mean by ''his side''? Do you have two monitors?

Also, when you say you have enlarged his letters et al, how did you do this, and is there a reason why you did?

How many icons other than the clock are displayed in the System Tray at the moment?

What size monitor do you have, and what is the screen resolution in Display Properties > Settings?

What happens if you increase the screen resolution by a notch or two. Does the clock display re-appear?


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A very big Thank You ..

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Thank you very much Mark & Tuf.. I switched over to his side & right clicked on the task bar, clicked properties & sure enough, the box was unchecked for showing the clock. Odd that it got unchecked as obviously, I did not know it even existed nor did he.The clock just disappeared one day!
My husband & I share a computer, monitor, et al. He has his own personalization & I have mine & they are nothing alike. But we refer to his side & my side, depending on who is logged in. Is there a proper term for it? It is the best way I could come up with to discribe it. Sorry if this confused you Mark.
The reason I enlarged his text, et al is that it beats watching him hunt for the magnafying glass to see something - & yes I am aware of the view button & being able to enlarge the text on the page- thing is not all pages, rather browsers have a view button - AOL does not.
Our monitor is 19inches, but I am not sure about my screen resolution, I could find out if I felt like being adventurous, but I am kinda tired & need to get some rest in preparation for tomorrow.
He has 5 or 6 icons on his task bar which stay hidden when not in use - I have twice that many on my task bar.
But again, I thank you both very much & wish you both a very Merry Christmas..

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Terms for my side-his side....

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The usual terms : " my account" - " his account"

Merry Christmas !

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That's right

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but if My side, and His side works for you, then that's fine...... Happy

I'm glad you got it sorted Philip & Carol. I should have thought of the clock setting myself but forgot it.

Seeing as the problem is just about solved now, my other questions including the screen resolution no longer matter.

Well done, and Happy Christmas to you both.


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Re: I should add..

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philipcarol1, What happens if you right click a blank area of the Taskbar and select Properties. Under Notification area, deselect (uncheck) Show the Clock, then click OK?


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I forgot that.

Thanks Tuf, and Happy Christmas, Happy


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(NT) (NT) Mark; Merry Christmas to you & yours

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