How to add day of week to taskbar clock in Windows 10/8/7

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  1. Seath

    Nice trick… Thanks.

  2. Richard Campbell

    Or you can just expand you taskbar if you don’t mind losing a small amount of space on your monitor.

  3. Hadrian Embalsado

    Ooh! Nice.


    Sadly it also adds the day of the week to “Date Modified” in Windows Explorer, screwing the alignment of dates making them difficult to read.

  5. Maybe displaying the Day after the date would help in this case.

  6. Simba

    Thanks, this was much more helpful.

  7. chj

    I am searching a way to always display week number in the systray calendar, but I guess it is impossible ?

  8. Brian Burleigh

    This was a way better solution, especially since we use software that requires specific date formats (I’m not using it, but Simply Accounting is a good example of a program you’ll break by performing the changes in this article.).

  9. Chripher

    I serach for this to

  10. dypsis

    The only problem with this method is that it effects Windows Explorer date as well.

  11. zero

    Yay, it worked. Why isn’t showing the day of the week on your screen an option on the regular date format drop down menu? Every single standard option contains the year, but not one of them includes the day of the week. Which are you more likely to wonder about? “Duh, what year is it? Oh, it’s 2017, good thing I could check it at a glance, thanks Microsoft.”

  12. ProdJuan NetPass

    Just curious, is ‘dddd’ the only day-of-week option? Is there not a “short-day-of-week” so that “Wednesday” or “Saturday” appears as simply “Wed” or “Sat”?

  13. Gina Shillitani

    Perfect 🙂 thank you!

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