1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

PC HELP - QUICK QUESTION

miw615 Apr 2, 2013

  1. miw615

    miw615 Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    16
    A quick question for one of you computer experts - Hopefully a simple solution - In the bottom right hand lower side of my monitor it shows the time and when I use to hover the cursor over it it use to show the date, this date function has gone , but the clock is fine ......HELP PLEASE

    Cheers

    Malcolm

    PS Guess there must be something in settings ????????????
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013
  2. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
  3. miw615

    miw615 Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Thanks for advise this linkdidn't allow me to re-install date function - I have windows XP

    Cheers

    Malcolm

    PS - just looked again and it is just very slightly visable above the clock - but cannot see much of date!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013
  4. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Can you post a screen shot? Press Prnt Scrn Sys Req. button on the keyboard. Copy and paste to paint. Edit if need be to blot out/blur your desktop and upload as photo here. Will check back in morning.
     
  5. miw615

    miw615 Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Hope this works.....................

    date.jpg
     
  6. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Okay you have a number of options:

    1. Try this link. Its for Win 7 but the principle is the same: http://www.askvg.com/how-to-show-day-and-month-names-in-system-tray-date-in-windows-7/

    2. If you right click on the task bar you can check if the task bar is locked or unlocked. If it is locked then unlock it. Go to top edge of task bar, left click hold down and drag up to make the bar two heights. Date should display permanently below time now.

    3. Click on taskbar properties and select 'keep on top' if it is already selected then deselect and select it again. It's a well know XP bug. Happens commonly when your system is slow. Time to upgrade pc?

    Some good advice here on how to speed up your system and fix the clock issue:

    Go to System Properties and click on the Advanced tab then on the Performance button.

    Uncheck:

    Fade or slide menus into view (most important, as the time it takes is very annoying)
    Fade or slide tooltips into view
    Fade out menus after clicking
    Slide open combo boxes
    Slide taskbar buttons
    Smooth scroll list boxes

    You can also speed up your menus by unchecking "Show shadows under menus" too. Sure, it's eyecandy, but you really can't notice the difference.

    More speed can be had if you uncheck "Show Shadows under mouse pointer"

    Trust me, you wont notice that this stuff is gone, and your system will feel MUCH more snappy.
     
    miw615 likes this.
  7. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Let me know how you get on or if you need further advice.
     
  8. miw615

    miw615 Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Cheers - will give it a go and report back

    Malcolm
     
  9. miw615

    miw615 Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    16

    SORTED

    Thanks

    Malcolm
     
  10. smatremike1

    smatremike1 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    just looked again and it is just very slightly visable above the clock.
     
  11. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
    good stuff :beerchug:
     

Share This Page