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Windows 7 – Customize the Tray Clock

You’d have thought it would be a trivial matter for Windows 7 to include custom formatting for the Tray Clock, but this is the best you can do – by stretching the task bar vertically, you get the date and time.

Customize the Tray Clock

However there is a neat, customizable Free Tray Clock developed by Stoic Joker http://www.stoicjoker.com/TClock , which works on Windows 32 and 64bit systems and is nicely customizable. Just download the appropriate version and play around with the settings.

Stoic Joker’s site is sometimes unavailable – so you can also download if from CalmIT here. The download contains both 32 bit and 64bit versions. To find out which version is suitable for your system, go to Start –> Right click on Computer (or My Computer) –> Properties

32 bit or 64 bit Windows version

The format I use employs Segoe UI Light, font size 12 with the custom format h:nn. ss   ddd dd mmmm

Tray clock Segoe UI Light

I like having the time, the day and date. When you glance at the clock, the eye naturally separates and distinguishes the three elements. You’ve got the seconds if you need them, with the time on the left and the date on the right.

Tray clock - customization

I love it!

There is more information and some suggestions for using it  here.

Tray clock Calendar

You can use the standard formats, or customize it however you like. I’ve also set it so that a single left click on the clock brings up the Tclock Calendar – very neat.

One Response to Windows 7 – Customize the Tray Clock

  1. FinderGor June 30, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    also free and for 32 and 64 bit
    http://drive-software.com/freedesktopclock.html

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