1.    17 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Time / Date pop-up settings


    I've done a fair bit of searching on this one so I hope I've missed something or someone can help.

    When scrolling using the lower arrow in a maximized browser window, occasionally I hit the clock causing the massive pop-up. I can change the clock to the Win32 one and I can find lots of help on disabling the Windows 8 Charms, but nothing on disabling the 'click-to-show' clock pop-up.

    I'm happy to retain right/click 'Adjust time/date' function for when I purposely click it.

    I suppose I could resize the scrollbar properties to have a bigger button but I think this would throw a lot of websites out of whack and I'm not quite ready to accept it's time for the geriatrics home just yet - I believe my fine motor skills are still just that. Maybe it's lazy pointer control, but the amount of times I hit it is getting frustrating.

    TIA.
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,098
    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi Winactive, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    I am sorry but as far as I know, all easy solutions are something you might not want to do.

    First, you could turn the clock off, not to show it:

    Open the Settings App, select System, select Notifications and actions, select Turn system icons on or off:

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    Turn the clock off:

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    Another solution, the way I am doing it is to move the Taskbar vertically to the left. It not only gives more vertical space for webpages but it also allows me to get more content in it. In screenshot my Taskbar now with Quick Launch toolbar at top and all notification icons at bottom:

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    To move the Taskbar, right click it and select Properties:

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    When done right click the Taskbar again and unlock it to be able to resize it. Lock again when resized:

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    Kari
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  3.    17 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Hi Winactive, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    I am sorry but as far as I know, all easy solutions are something you might not want to do.
    Thanks! Good thinking, but you are right, not things I want to do

    Turning the clock off is not an option, I do look at it. Just wish it would stay in place! Plus, the Action Centre pop-up is even bigger! I do sometimes search future dates via that pop-up (obviously without saving).

    For same reasons as I outlined, side-pinned task bar does not work for me, it changes screen dimensions for browser and might invoke sideways scrolling. Plus, I tried it and just don't like animations for Start menu (I use Start Menu replacement), it makes me feel giddy!

    I think a lot of this stems from newer touchpad designs. I would have the seperate click buttons plus an actual real scroll wheel adjacent to the pad! I don't like gestures and hot zones, so they are disabled in UEFI [Basic mode] and driver is not loaded so it detects as PS/2 mouse.
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by winactive View Post
    For same reasons as I outlined, side-pinned task bar does not work for me, it changes screen dimensions for browser and might invoke sideways scrolling.
    Your arguments are solid. Just one small counter argument: My Taskbar as seen in the screenshot in my previous post is 210 pixels wide, leaving me 1710 pixels horizontally for browsers and applications to use on a standard 1920*1080 display. I have yet not found any websites where that 1710 pixels would not be enough, where I would need scroll horizontally.

    Kari
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  5.    17 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Your arguments are solid. Just one small counter argument: My Taskbar as seen in the screenshot in my previous post is 210 pixels wide, leaving me 1710 pixels horizontally for browsers and applications to use on a standard 1920*1080 display. I have yet not found any websites where that 1710 pixels would not be enough, where I would need scroll horizontally.

    Kari
    My display would not meet with your approval - it is a 1366x768 panel. Plus, maybe my eyes are not so great at 1920x1080, I would hit the scroll arrow even less and perhaps the clock even more!
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  6.    17 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,098
    Windows 10 Pro

    I hope you find a solution or a workaround for this. I will follow this thread to see if other geeks come up with something you could work with.

    Kari
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