Windows 10: Anniversary Upgrade has forced Date/Time box down to small size

  1.    27 Nov 2016 #1

    Anniversary Upgrade has forced Date/Time box down to small size


    I previously used an old (WinXP) programme to replace the defauly Date/Time with a much improved but longer version. The box accomodated this by allowing width expansion. Is there any way to prevent this upgrade forcing the width back to the inadequate space I now have?
    Many thanks in anticipation
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  2. Posts : 3,124
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Nov 2016 #2

    Dr Nick said: View Post
    I previously used an old (WinXP) programme to replace the defauly Date/Time with a much improved but longer version....
    1st Clock? TClock? Since the anniversary update swapped the position of the clock and the action centre notifications a lot of older 'clock' substitutes have had this problem. Some ideas in this thread back around the release of the AU....
    How to change width of clock display
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  3.    29 Nov 2016 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    1st Clock? TClock? Since the anniversary update swapped the position of the clock and the action centre notifications a lot of older 'clock' substitutes have had this problem. Some ideas in this thread back around the release of the AU....
    How to change width of clock display
    Actually I was using 12-Ghosts Complete 'Show time' v9 which was built for XP, and did of course work OK in XPmode. Until this Anniversary Update. Frankly Notifications seem pretty unimportant compared to an easily readable useful Date + Time. I cannot as yet see how to hack Registry (although that seems a very promissing line). Can one just remove this update? What I really want from updates is bug resolution and security Updates, with only an offer of things like Notifications. Are you listening Microsoft!!!?
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    Windows 10 Professional
       29 Nov 2016 #4

    You could put the 'Long Date' on the taskbar:

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  5.    29 Nov 2016 #5

    This is a very clever idea and nearly solves the problem - I now have a box that gives date and hour, but I have to abreviate the year and it does not give seconds. I will have to live with that until a better hack appears. Many thanks Edwin!

    Edwin said: View Post
    You could put the 'Long Date' on the taskbar:

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  6.    29 Nov 2016 #6

    Hi, forgive my curiosity, I've just tried running Tclock 64 bits without doing anything otherwise:
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    Looks ok to me- here's where I downloaded it (I used the zip file):
    Releases · White-Tiger/T-Clock · GitHub

    Exit Tclock: (29/11/16 is ok too with default Windows clock)
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    Last edited by dalchina; 29 Nov 2016 at 15:02.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       29 Nov 2016 #7

    The bottom image of Dalchina's shows the same as mine [without the Language bit] but I do have to keep in mind that some of the 'customizations' I've done after a build update get set back to Default at the next update, have to do them again as I desire but usually does not take long except for the remembering of what I did.
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