How to show date, time and weekday on Taskbar in Windows 10

Ways to show date, time and weekday Windows 10 taskbar with small icons.

date, time and weekday on Taskbar

In Horizontal position, Taskbar displays only time in the rightmost part when you’re using small buttons. Furthermore, you can see both date and time when having big buttons. However, the taskbar, in vertical position, on the desktop, shows both the time and date even with small buttons.

Most people use horizontal taskbar in Windows 10 and want to show date, time and weekday simultaneously. You can follow the methods here to view all the 3 items in this post.

Show date, time and weekday on Taskbar at the same time in Windows 10

Here is how to show date, time and weekday on Taskbar in Windows 10 –

  1. Right click on the “taskbar”.
  2. Select – Taskbar settings.
How to show date, time and weekday on Taskbar in Windows 10
  1. Click on Lock the taskbar toggle and turn it off.
Lock the taskbar
  1. Come back and move your mouse cursor over the edge of taskbar. The cursor will be changed to Vertical resize pointer.
drag the taskbar
  1. Click, hold and drag upward.
  2. Now you can see weekday, date and time.

In case, you can’t see –

  1. Go to the Taskbar Settings page.
  2. Click on the link – Turn system icons on or off.
turn system icons on or off
  1. Make sure that Clock is turned on.
show date, time and weekday on Windows 10 taskbar

Regedit Registry change to show date, time and weekday on Taskbar

  1. Click the – Start.
  2. Type – regedit.
  3. Hit the – Enter.
  4. Select Yes when the User account control dialog prompts up.
  5. Copy the following path, paste into the address bar of the Registry Editor, and press Enter

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International

  1. Right click on sShortDate and choose Modify.
  2. In the Value data, add the term ddd, in the beginning as in the below screenshot.
show date, time, weekday on Taskbar in Windows 10
  1. Click – OK.
  2. Restart the Windows Explorer or PC.

Now, Windows 10 will show the date, time, and weekday in taskbar with small icons.

Bonus tips –

Show the date and time in different formats –

  1. Press the – Winkey.
  2. Type – control and press – Enter.
  3. Once Control panel appears, click on – Region.
  4. On the ‘Region’ window, click the dropdown for Short date and choose your preferred one.
  5. In the same way, click the drop-down for Short time and select the one that suits you.

Last, but not least, a handy app can give you a better experience – ElevenClock 3.7.2 with improved Windows 11 taskbar display and bug fixes.

That’s all!!

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Topics:  Windows 10
About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

  1. Thank your suggestion. Unfortunately, you have to reduce usable screen space to see the date all the time. I am interested in displaying the time and date WITHOUT enlarging the height of the taskbar. My screen real estate is already small. I would like to WIDEN the time area to include the date. Do you have a solution for this? Do you know why Microsoft would omit such a significant, yet simple, feature that most people would find helpful. Cheers.