With Windows, you can always customize the look and feel of your system. For instance, you can display the name of your choice in the Windows Taskbar just adjacent to the digital time clock – just for the heck of it! Let us see how to go about it.
Display Name in Taskbar in Windows 10
The tip may especially interest the younger set. This fun-tip will let you customize the alphabets appearing after the time numerals in the taskbar. Put your name if you wish!
In Windows 10/8, press Win+X in combination to bring up the Power Task Menu. From it, choose ‘Control Panel’. Then, select Region.
Now, from the ‘Region’ window that appears on your computer screen, select ‘Additional Settings’ button.
Later, from the ‘Customize Format’ window, choose the ‘Time’ tab.
Here, change both the AM and PM letters to any name you wish.
Make sure that the format you are using has “tt” in it.
That is: Time Format = hh:mm:ss tt
Then, simply click on Apply > OK.
If you do not like the changes made, reverse them and restore it to default settings by simply clicking on the reset button or by changing it back manually to AM and PM.
There is another way to do this.
Right-click on the Taskbar > Toolbars > New toolbar.
Create a new one with the name you want and select it.
In Windows 7, open Control Panel, select Region and Language > Formats tab > Additional settings button and then in the Customize Format window which opens, select Time tab and follow the above procedure.
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. If you enter: “HH” instead of “hh” you get the time in 24-hour format.
Matthew Badhan Roy suggests another way:
Create a folder on the desktop with your ur name. Next right-click on the Taskbar and select Toolbar > New toolbar. Browse to this folder and select it. Now you may delete the folder. Your name will appear in the Taskbar.
Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP since then. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.