Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10  

    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    04 Nov 2019
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10


    A calendar date is a reference to a particular day represented within a calendar system. The calendar date allows the specific day to be identified.

    Your PC's clock is used to record the time whenever you create or modify files on your PC. You can change the clock's time and time zone. Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Date and Time shortcut that opens directly to the Settings or Control Panel location in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to change the date and time for the system.



    Contents




    EXAMPLE: "Date and Time" in Control Panel and Settings
    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-date_and_time_in_control_panel.jpg Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-date_and_time_in_settings.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Download a Date and Time Shortcut


    1 Click/tap on the Download button below for the shortcut you want to download its .zip file.

    Date_and_Time_in_Control_Panel_shortcut.zip

    Download

    OR

    Date_and_Time_in_Settings_shortcut.zip

    Download

    2 Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3 Unblock the .zip file..

    4 Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5 If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create a Date and Time Shortcut


    1 Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2 Copy and paste the location below you want use into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    (Date and Time in Control Panel)
    %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,0

    OR

    (Date and Time in Settings)
    %windir%\explorer.exe ms-settings:dateandtime

    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-1.jpg

    3 Type Date and Time for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-2.jpg

    4 Right click or press and hold on the new Date and Time shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5 Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-3.jpg

    6 In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %SystemRoot%\system32\timedate.cpl

    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-4.jpg

    7 Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

    You could use any icon that you would like instead though.


    8 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9 If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 119
    10, server 2016, server2012
       #1

    hey brink. thanks for posting this! question: how can I go straight into the calendar window with a shortcut or .bat file?

    for default date/time shortcut goes to 1st picture, but i wish the shortcut to go another further step into calendar.

    Create Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-clipboard-00_1.jpgCreate Date and Time Shortcut in Windows 10-clipboard-01.png
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,573
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @m18xr2,

    I'm not aware of a way yet to get it to open directly to "Date and Time Settings".
      My Computers


 

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