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

In this post we will see how to add the day of the week, that is, Monday, Tuesday, etc to the system tray clock in the Taskbar Notification area in Windows 10/8/7.

Add day of week to taskbar

Press Win+X in Windows 8 to bring up the WinX Menu. From it, choose ‘Control Panel’ and then, select  Region.

Now, from the ‘Region’ window that appears on your computer screen, select ‘Additional Settings’ button.

add day of week to taskbar

Next, from the ‘Customize Format’ window, choose the ‘Date’ tab.

Under Short date add ddd in the beginning. That is, make the Short date as ddd-dd-MM-yy. In this case only 3 alphabets will be displayed. viz. Mon. If you prefer the full day displayed viz Monday, then use dddd-dd-MM-yy. Using a comma instead of the hyphen, will make a comma display. Try and see if ddd, dd-MM-yy suits you. Put the day after the date by using dd-MM-yy, ddd if you wish. Incidentally, if you wish, you can display seconds in Windows Taskbar Clock too.

Play around and see what suits you the best. Click Apply / OK and exit.

You will now see the day of the week to displayed in the taskbar.

add day to taskbar

Hope you find this small tip useful!

Thanks hackerman1.

How to display your Name in Windows Taskbar may also interest some of you. Others may want to check this post on how to add Address Bar to Taskbar.

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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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