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My clock in the taskbar is showing just the time and day name. How can I customize it to show the date as well?

I am using Windows XP Professional.

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The XP clock in classic mode does not support showing the date. There are 3rd party applications that can accomplish this though, such as TClock.exe.

Another alternative is AlfaClock which has a lot of other functionality as well.

This works without having to make your taskbar span multiple rows, making it useful even for windows configurations which support showing the date.

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Added some information so that it's no longer a duplicate. – Stefan Thyberg Jul 16 '09 at 10:32
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I found the reason,

I was using the windows classic style not the windows xp style in the appearance.

When i changed back to xp style, the date is showing beside the time and day name.

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This requires your taskbar to be multiple lines though, right? – Stefan Thyberg Jul 16 '09 at 10:31
Nice work . – Sampson Jul 16 '09 at 10:32
@ Stefan Thyberg, no – Amr Elgarhy Jul 16 '09 at 10:42
In your screenshot your taskbar is multiple lines? If I take mine down to one row, only the time is shown. – Stefan Thyberg Jul 16 '09 at 10:52
@Amr ElGarhy, strange.. on my machine, I have to make it multiple lines!! Any idea what could be the problem? – Shivasubramanian A Jul 16 '09 at 11:01

Have you used a program to change or modify your taskbar (a Windows themes app for example)? Try stretching the taskbar up to about 3x the normal height - is it still just time and day?

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TClock gives you this ability. As for the wrapping in the image below, I'm assuming that is caused by the width of the systray. Expanding that would likely put the date/time on one line.

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