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PC HELP - QUICK QUESTION

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    [Apr 2, 2013]
    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

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    Malcolm

    PS Guess there must be something in settings ????????????
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    Thanks for advise this linkdidn't allow me to re-install date function - I have windows XP

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    Malcolm

    PS - just looked again and it is just very slightly visable above the clock - but cannot see much of date!!
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    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.
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    Hope this works.....................

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    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.
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    Let me know how you get on or if you need further advice.
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    Cheers - will give it a go and report back

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    SORTED

    Thanks

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    [Apr 10, 2013]
    just looked again and it is just very slightly visable above the clock.
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    good stuff :beerchug:
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