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The date and time don't show up in my Windows 7 systems tray. I went into Control Panel and looked for answers. I increased the size of the task bar to see if it would pop up. No luck.

Help please!

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which resolution are you working on? – Deniz Zoeteman Jan 4 '10 at 19:51
  • Right-click an empty space on the taskbar and then click Properties.
  • Click the Customize button in the Notification area section of the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.
  • Click Turn system icons on or off at the bottom left of the Notification Area Icons window.
  • Set the Clock icon’s behavior to On and then click OK to save the changes.

Note: Time and Date can only be displayed in the notification area if you're using large Icons for the Taskbar. if you're using small icons, only the time will be shown, for a workaround, see my answer in this thread.

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thank you! All set. – user23619 Jan 4 '10 at 20:06
you're more than welcome. – Molly7244 Jan 4 '10 at 20:27
@Tom: If your question is answered, you can mark this as the right response (the green thingy next to the votes on this response. – Krazy_Kaos Mar 9 '10 at 9:48

Some alternatives for those who land here:


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Sarbyx TrayClock:

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Vista Clock:

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P.s. Now that we're talking about clocks. I just saw this one.... it's gorgeous, not really what you asked for (not for the system tray):


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