So I recently changed my default font on my laptop and now my date and time are kind of squished and a little hard to read (see image). Is there a way to fix this? I tried making the taskbar bigger by dragging it, but that didn't solve the problem. Any advice would be great, thanks!

taskbar date and time box issue

Update: I don't know what happened but it fixed itself... enter image description here

  • Increase the taskbar height - just drag the top. If it's in the way of the Desktop, set it to auto-hide. Jul 9, 2019 at 22:18

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You can replace the standard clock in the tray with a third party app which gives you the control over font size you want, and perhaps more. https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-tray-clock-replacement.htm and https://alternativeto.net/software/tclockex/ list free replacements for the clock, such as DigitalClock4, DSclock, FreeDesktopClock, LClock, TClock EX, TClock Light, TClockRedux, and Timekeeper.

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    This more or less solves the problem, but not quite what I was looking for. If no one else knows a way to fix the issue though, I'll mark this as the answer!
    – Curtis
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:24

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