Tip of the week # 647
25 March 2021

Show the day of the week in the taskbar (Windows 10) *

During the pandemic it's sometimes been difficult to know what day it is...

Would you like to see the day of the week along with the date in the bottom right of your screen? If so, you can simply point to the edge of the taskbar and drag it up, but I personally don't like to have such a "deep" taskbar. What I'm after is something that was really easy to change in Windows 7 using Change the date, time, or number format. In Windows 10 getting to that setting is a bit more hidden. There are various ways to find it, so I've counted the number of steps and believe that this is the quickest method. (Not that I'm obsessed ;)

Here's how:

  1. Press the WIN key (or click the Start button), type control panel and press ENTER.
  2. Under Clock and Region click on Change date, time or number formats.
  3. At the bottom of the dialog box, click on the Additional settings button.
  4. Click on the Date tab.
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  6. Under Date formats in the Long date box change the format to (for example) ddd, d MMMM yyyy.
  7. Click OK twice.

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* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 users, but can also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.