How to change width of clock display

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  1. Vipermk2's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro x64 (v14393)
       14 Sep 2016 #1

    How to change width of clock display

    Ever since the anniversary update my clock has not been able to fully display the date and time.

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    I use 1st Clock Taskbar clock and there has not been a problem before.

    Is there a way of increasing the size of the area to display the info the clock is showing?
    I dont want it displaying on 2 rows either
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  2.    14 Sep 2016 #2

    I saw another thread here in the forums and there's been an update that fixes that issue.

    If I get time later on I'll search around for it but it's here with a link to the new updated version.

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  3. Vipermk2's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro x64 (v14393)
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       14 Sep 2016 #3

    Thanks for responding so quickly, look forward to the resolution, I've not been able to find it from the search function. I do have the latest updates for win 10.
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  4.    14 Sep 2016 #4

    Vipermk2 said: View Post
    Thanks for responding so quickly, look forward to the resolution, I've not been able to find it from the search function
    I'll hunt around but sometimes the search feature here is hard to make use of since using the correct keyword is hard to identify.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       14 Sep 2016 #5

    According to 1st Clock's website, even the latest version 5.0 only claims...
    Full support for Windows 7! This version of 1st Clock fully supports Windows 7, as well as Windows Vista, XP or Windows 2000. Also, 1st Clock fully supports 64-bit Windows editions!
    ...I think you've just been lucky that it's worked on 10 up till now, it certainly wasn't designed to. The 'killer blow' in the Anniversary Update seems to have been MS's decision to swap the positions of the clock and the action centre notifications on the system tray. There may be a way to change that back in the registry, perhaps @BunnyJ could find one for you (probably easier to do than changing its width).

    A (remote) possibility is to contact the author for support, but as the last activity on Green Parrots Software's RSS feed was in 2011 I hold out little hope there.

    I know how fond you can get of familiar old software* but I think it's time you looked to see if W10's built in features can meet your needs. Looking at the features of 1st Clock it seems Cortana's reminders, the Alarm & Clock app and the standard system tray clock itself cover most of them.

    * I have been using Cardfile since Windows 3.1, moving it from one OS to the next. I nearly thought I'd have to loose this 16-bit app when I got an x64 machine. Fortunately the one and only 32-bit version MS ever released was found on an old NT 3.51 Workstation install disk. :)
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  6. Vipermk2's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro x64 (v14393)
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2016 #6

    One of the main things I like is the descrete CPU usage in red above the clock and the RAM in green underneath, it just takes a quick glance to see whats happening
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  7.    14 Sep 2016 #7

    There is a solution to this issue here in the forums and it's a update to 1st clock.

    Still can't find that thread. I could have swore I posted in it.
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  8. lopedoggie's Avatar
    Posts : 449
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       14 Sep 2016 #8

    TRY old windows gadgets windows 8 flip clock. paste it above windows time in taskbar. the flip clock is adjustable sm, med and large.
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  9.    14 Sep 2016 #9

    Got it!!
    TCLOCK not working in ANNV. UPDATE - Windows 10 Forums


    Edit: It mentions 1st Clock but the solution is to TClock. That might be a good substitute but I'm not sure.
    Link to new TClock Releases · White-Tiger/T-Clock · GitHub
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  10. gogreen's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
       14 Sep 2016 #10

    I'm also looking for this fix. I've customized the time with "dddd/MM/dd/yyyy," which produces, for today, for example, "Wednesday/09/16/2016." But only the time (2:26 as I compose this message) appears because the display area for the full date as specified doesn't fit. The full day and date appears when I hover the mouse over the time.

    I just updated to the anniversary edition--I don't recall requesting this update, and it removed all my customizations. Very unhappy about that and the update.
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