Windows 10: How show the date in the system tray having the small icons enabled

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    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
       25 Feb 2016 #1

    How show the date in the system tray having the small icons enabled


    How can one show the date and time in the system tray having the small icons enabled:
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       25 Feb 2016 #2

    The reason that you do not get the date showing is because the taskbar is thinner when using the small icons. However, if you unlock the taskbar (right click the taskbar to access the menu) you can expand it so that it is effectively two rows, the date and time will now show.

    Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

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  3. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
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       25 Feb 2016 #3

    Thank you very much, yes, that works. Actually I would like to keep the system tray that thin and show the date, though. But I assume, there is no way to do it.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       25 Feb 2016 #4

    Bingus said: View Post
    Thank you very much, yes, that works. Actually I would like to keep the system tray that thin and show the date, though. But I assume, there is no way to do it.
    I am not aware of a way to do what you want - other than hovering the mouse over the time which does reveal the date.
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    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       25 Feb 2016 #5

    Yes, I think there is no other way. But if need be I just can expand the tray, it is good to know.

    Many thanks again
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  6.    18 Mar 2018 #6

    You can do it, with a 'thin' tray by installing DateInTray. This is a freeware utility, from Date In Tray and Clear Read-Only utilities by CrispyBytes Software, also available from this link...

    DateInTray - Free Download - Tucows Downloads
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  7. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
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       18 Mar 2018 #7

    Many thanks.

    Yes, very nice, it works.

    Many thanks again
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  •    18 Mar 2018 #8

    Just came across this resurrected thread.

    I've always had the date and time showing with taskbar on minimum setting. It's been set that way for so long that I can't remember doing anything "special" to get it that way. :)

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    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
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       18 Mar 2018 #9

    I have it like this now:


    Or, with T'Clock like this:
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  •    18 Mar 2018 #10

    brotherboard said: View Post
    Just came across this resurrected thread.

    I've always had the date and time showing with taskbar on minimum setting. It's been set that way for so long that I can't remember doing anything "special" to get it that way. :)

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    Surprisingly, me too!

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