How to Display the Day of the Week in the System Tray Clock in Windows

Many of us are aware of the clock in the Taskbar, but did you ever know that the windows taskbar can be changed to display the date in quite a few different ways? So, instead of hovering your mouse to see the day of the week, you can set it there by default.

dding the Day of the Week to the Windows Taskbar ClockYou could try the same trick to add something silly like add your name into the taskbar clock or leave a funny prank message to your friends. Since Windows uses this field in various other ways, whatever you put there will be set as your date format in an outgoing email or something. So be careful. Also, this may sometimes break Quicken in various ways.

Steps

  • Open Control Panel, and then select the “Change date, time, or number formats” found under the Clock and region option.dding the Day of the Week to the Windows Taskbar Clock
  • Then click the Additional settings button found at the bottom of that dialog window.dding the Day of the Week to the Windows Taskbar Clock
  • Select the date tab of the resulting dialog window and you are finally at your destination.dding the Day of the Week to the Windows Taskbar Clock
  • 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.dding the Day of the Week to the Windows Taskbar Clock

Try with different options and choose the best. Click Apply/OK and exit.

dding the Day of the Week to the Windows Taskbar ClockYou will now see the day of the week in the system tray clock in Windows.