How to display your Name in Windows Taskbar in Windows 10

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  1. Great post Anand. Just to point out that if you use small icons (selected from taskbar properties) this great tip doesn’t work. And within Windows 8.1 it’s just Region in the Control Panel.

  2. You can also switch the order, if you enter “tt hh:mm:ss” in Long time you get your name to the left of the time, with a space between them

  3. You can also switch the order, if you enter “tt hh:mm:ss” in Long time
    you get your name to the left of the time, with a space between them.
    And if you enter: “HH” instead of “hh” you get the time in 24-hour format.

    fx. “tt HH:mm:ss”

    Control Panel ? Region and Language ? Additional settings ? Date

    You can also add the day (Sunday etc.) to the date, add “ddd” to get “Sun”, “dddd” to get “Sunday”

    fx. enter “dddd yy-MM-dd” in Short date to get “Sunday 14-02-16”

    Note: this affects Windows Explorer (the filemanager), it will also show the same “dates”.

  4. Strange, as when you select Use Small Taskbar Buttons from the Properties (Taskbar and Navigation Properties) it removes the AM and PM from the clock, thus removing any custom text!

  5. For both AM and PM it will display ‘Anand’ then? Classic ‘Aladeen’ problem πŸ˜›
    How about changing into ‘AM Anand’ and ‘PM Anand’ ??

  6. Yes it does…but you have to approach it a bit differently.

    Control Panel > Region and language> Additional Settings>Time and change the AM/PM symbols as above

  7. No, it works with small icons, at least on WS2008-R2.
    I just checked.
    Both in 12 & 24-hour mode, with the name both before and after the time.
    So it should work on W7 too.

  8. I have tried this according to the instructions. When I write some Chinese Characters, nothing has happened.

  9. Yes Jayanta. It works. That is actually the correct way of doing it. And it also works on Windows 8 with Small Taskbar Buttons.

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