Customize System Tray Date Format in Windows 7

1 May 2009 By Rakshit

Windows 7 Date Microsoft has not left any stone unturned as far as customization in Windows 7 is concerned. They have tried to make it as user friendly as possible. You will be surprised to know that you can even change the date format shown in system tray in windows 7. Instead of just showing date and time, it can be changes to various other formats as well like you can customize it show to date and months names. So without wasting any time let’s learn how to do that.

Windows7 date format

  • Go to RUN, type intl.cpl and hit Enter.
  • You will be presented with Regional and Languages Options window.
  • Click on Additional Settings button and Customize Regional Options window will get open.
  • Select Date tab and there you will find a Short date field with default value set to dd-MM-yyyy.

Let’s first understand what it means.

d,dd -> day

ddd,dddd -> day of the week

M -> month

Y -> year

So for example:-

d-m-y -> 26-4-9

dd-mm-yy -> 26-04-09

ddd-mmm-yyy -> Sun-Apr-2009

dddd-mmmm-yyyy -> Sunday-April-2009

ddd dd-MM-yyyy -> Sun 26-Apr-2009

After you are done, just click on Apply button and you are good to go.

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