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How to display Long Date in System Tray (without modifying Short Date)?

    Question

  • Hello.

    I'd like to see Long Date and Long Time in my System Tray instead of Short Date and Short Time. 

    But due to some restrictions connected with my work I can not modify Short Date & Short Time to look how I want them to look in System Tray.

    So basically I need Windows to show what is set as Long Date & Long Time in System Tray instead of showing Short ones.

    Is it possible? Maybe some registry tweaks?

    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 9:43 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    There is no workaround to display the Long Date in taskbar without modifying the Short Date parameter.


    Ivan-Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by SergSlim Friday, June 08, 2012 9:35 AM
    Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:03 AM

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  • If you are in a corprate envronment with a network and a network adminstrator who sets group policies, then you most likely do not have the capability to make chnages to the registry.

    This is a problem you MUST discuss with your System Administrator!


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    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:47 AM
  • Even if I wouldn't be able to do it (which I doubt), I would like to know if there's a solution to my problem with specified restrictions.

    Let's pretend that I want to do it at home, and still I don't want to change my Short Date Format, but see Long Date in System Tray.

    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:54 AM
  • Then you go into the control Panel, you open Date and Time settings, you click on Change Calendar Settings, in the Date tab under the Date Formats you copy the Long date string and then paste that string into the Short date.

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    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 4:08 PM
  • Then you go into the control Panel, you open Date and Time settings, you click on Change Calendar Settings, in the Date tab under the Date Formats you copy the Long date string and then paste that string into the Short date.

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    That is exactly what I don't want to do, as stated in thread title. 
    I don't want to modify Short Date parameter. I need a workaround, so that Short Date stays the same, but in task bar Windows shows me Long Date instead.
    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 4:19 PM
  • If you drag the task bar up to double-height, is that more like you want?


    SC Tom

    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:31 PM
  • Hi,

    There is no workaround to display the Long Date in taskbar without modifying the Short Date parameter.


    Ivan-Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by SergSlim Friday, June 08, 2012 9:35 AM
    Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:03 AM
  • Hi,

    There is no workaround to display the Long Date in taskbar without modifying the Short Date parameter.


    Ivan-Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Oh, too bad... :(
    Friday, June 08, 2012 9:35 AM
  • It is pure insanity that the task bar, via the registry, cannot be changed to use the Long Date Format. Do not the people at MS realize that the most desired format for the taskbar is a disaster for all the other places, like file manager? Somebody needs to crack down drug use in Redmond. 
    Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:54 PM
  • It is pure insanity that the task bar, via the registry, cannot be changed to use the Long Date Format. Do not the people at MS realize that the most desired format for the taskbar is a disaster for all the other places, like file manager? Somebody needs to crack down drug use in Redmond. 

    GreeneinNSB,

    If they "...crack down drug use..." who would work on all Microsoft's software products?

    Sunday, June 26, 2016 5:42 PM