If you choose to check the "use small icons" box in taskbar properties you probably won't be able to get the result your looking for without jumping through hoops.
No amount or right-clicking or hunting has provided me any insight.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom self built OS 64-bit Windows 10 CPU Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz) Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme11 Memory 32 GB (8GBx4) G.
Unchecking this brought the date back for me next to the time I didn't see the Use small taskbar button as well.
After some play around, accidentally found out there is a bug in Win8 that does not display this option.
Remedy Use your mouse point to the upper edge of the taskbar, drag it upward so to increase the thickness.
From the desktop view I simply want to look down and to the right to see the Sunday, September 8, 2013 PM I see now ...
but have to move my mouse over there and hover over it first. Hello Win8fait, If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to show the full date and time on your taskbar.
Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names - Windows 7 Help Forums Hope this helps, Shawn Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom self built OS 64-bit Windows 10 CPU Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz) Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme11 Memory 32 GB (8GBx4) G.
But before that, lets look at some existing options that help us view the current date on Windows desktops: Option 1: Drag the edge of your taskbar towards north and the date will automatically become visible along with the system time.
Option 2: Install calendar gadgets that are available with Google Desktop or the Vista Sidebar.
I so don't understand how this is not the most intuitive thing since the beginning - literally of the entire desktop paradigm. 8, PM ---------------------------- My taskbar is the default size, I didn't have to drag it up.