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Advanced Setting for Clock Size

Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The advanced setting Taskbar: Clock Size as I have read it should alter the size of the clock or am I mistaken. When I add a custom setting e.g. 120 (pixels) all it does is move it along the taskbar.
I am using Windows 8.1 64bit, is this normal behavior for this setting?
Nov 23, 2013 (modified Nov 26, 2013)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That setting just sets the amount of space reserved on the taskbar for the clock. It's not for changing the text size, unfortunately.

We've got an open feature request for customizing the clock text size, colour, etc, so I'll add your vote to it
Nov 26, 2013  • #2
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks Keith!
I think you will agree that the setting is a bit confusing as its called Clock Size
Nov 26, 2013  • #3
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Rod M
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I wouldn't be too obsessed with the size of your clock
Be happy !
Nov 26, 2013  • #4
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I wouldn't be too obsessed with the size of your clock
Be happy !


At my age I need all the help I can get to read things Rod.
Nov 27, 2013  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DisplayFusion 6.0 Beta 3 is now available, and you can set the taskbar clock text size in the Advanced Settings window
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Apr 15, 2014  • #6
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Daron Brewood
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Keith now that DF beta is stable on Win 10 can I revisit the Clock options?

If there any way we can get added flexibility as can be seen in the Atomic Alarm clock, that is configure the font for Time and dates, etc? (see attached)
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Apr 9, 2015  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
To be totally honest, it's not likely something we'll be able to add in the near future. I will be sure to post an update if/when we are able to though

Thanks!
Apr 9, 2015  • #8
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Daron Brewood
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Not a problem worth mentioning though. One thing you may be able to fix (or consider fixing). When using the Atomic Alarm clock (Windows task bar) that takes up a good 3 to 4 cm of space. I guess this is reserved somehow and read in by DF as DF then allocates that same amount of space for it's generated clock.

That looks terrible as the clock ends up sitting in a massive area of unused background. So the thought is that DF should reserve only the amount of the taskbar it needs to display the clock as defined by the DF registry settings.

Does that make sense?
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Apr 10, 2015 (modified Apr 10, 2015)  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can set the clock size (in pixels) in the DF Advanced Settings

Please see the attached screenshot for reference.

Thanks!
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Apr 10, 2015  • #10
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Daron Brewood
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Thanks Keith, another problem solved Appreciated.
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Apr 10, 2015  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No problem, glad to hear it!
Apr 10, 2015  • #12
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Didn't want to start a new thread as there seems to be many about "clock text size" - I have the latest version, and while I am able to customize the second monitor (#2) taskbar, including clock elements, I'm not seeing any change to the default monitor #1 taskbar, including clock.

Am I missing something or does DF not affect the default taskbar in any way?
Nov 24, 2020  • #13
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DF cannot change your default clock. What I did was to download and install T-Clock that way I can have it at the size I want showing exactly what I want just as the DF taskbar clock does.
Nov 24, 2020  • #14
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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I'm also trying to figure out what these options do. I don't see any changes
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27 days ago  • #15
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The Clock size the distance from the right edge of the taskbar available to the clock or text.. You can set each taskbar individually, obviously not the primary taskbar as that is governed by windows but all your DF taskbars. For example I have the day/date on one of my taskbars set at 135 and that displays well but if I change the setting to 250 you will see that it is too far over. If the number is too low then your clock or text wont display properly as in you wont see it all.
With your settings maybe 500 is out of the range, depending on what you have displayed i.e. day/date etc try them all at 200 and see if you notice any difference. PS you need to close DF and restart it for the changes.

The clock Text is for custom text on the tasbar. HH:mm shows the hours and minutes ddd shows the day and so on. If you highlight Clock Text Taskbar 1 then click on the blue link at the bottom of the window it will take you to the help page for that section.
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27 days ago (modified 27 days ago)  • #16
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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I only got up to 500 because I tried all sorts of numbers up to that. Does it actually change the size of the text? I'm trying to make it bigger.
27 days ago  • #17
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I only got up to 500 because I tried all sorts of numbers up to that. Does it actually change the size of the text? I'm trying to make it bigger.


No that setting is a little below the others and called Clock Text Size, you can use settings from 0 to 100 according to the help page. Mine is set to 24 (see screenshots above,
27 days ago  • #18
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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Ahh, now I see. That first one should really be called Clock Offset or something like that.

How did you get your text to be a different color?
27 days ago  • #19
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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Ahh, now I see. That first one should really be called Clock Offset or something like that.

How did you get your text to be a different color?

The setting above Clock Text Size is Clock Text Colour the settings are RGB so for mine it was 0,255,255. Just look up the colour you want to use in RGB and dont forget to use a comma to seperate the values. You may need to restart DF for the change to take place (to be honest, I cant remember).

Yes some of the names they use are very confusing.
27 days ago (modified 27 days ago)  • #20
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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I'm still having a problem getting Clock Size to work. My understanding is that it should make the space for the clock wider. But I cannot see any difference, no matter what value I use.
22 days ago  • #21
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Are you restarting Display Fusion after making the changes by either shutting it down then a restart or just restarting your PC?
Is the size of your clock the same as default or have you set a custom size?
These are the settings I am using at the moment (see screenshot) Are you putting the settings in the correct sections as in Clock Size Taskbar 1 etc?
If possible can you post a screenshot of the settings you have set?
Click on my screenshot to make it bigger, if you can post a screenshot, uncheck the Protect These Attachments option or we cannot see them.
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22 days ago (modified 22 days ago)  • #22
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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Normally, I end DisplayFusion and then restart it

Attached are my settings. I set the size of Taskbar 1 to 200 (I've tried all different sizes). I've attached a screenshot of Taskbar 1 and 3 (#2 is the Windows controlled taskbar)
1 and 3 look exactly the same. As you can see, I adjusted the size of the text. I'd like to get a little more horizontal space there.
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22 days ago  • #23
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Try in your day/date format taking away the \n switch and put a blank space or two to separate the day from the time or month.
I added the switch to mine and it stopped the Clock Size setting from working.
As an example, look at my screenshot showing Clock Text (Taskbar 2) and try that format.
Unless its intentional on your main screen, reduce the taskbar width if only to test my theory.
Maybe the devs can help with the new line switch overriding the clock size.
22 days ago (modified 22 days ago)  • #24
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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No, that doesn't seem to make a difference
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21 days ago  • #25
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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No, that doesn't seem to make a difference

The number is too high. You cant go over 200 on that section.
21 days ago  • #26
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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I had it at 200 originally. I've tried all sorts of numbers (although it really should give an error if your number is out of range)
21 days ago  • #27
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Peter: Can you attach a copy of your troubleshooting info?

  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Export Info to File" button
  • Reply with the file attached
20 days ago  • #28
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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Here you go

Perhaps there are even clues in here about my other problem at https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/weird-start-button/?ID=366c9fb3-e944-4109-84e0-aa8e3617913a
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19 days ago  • #29
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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Did you ever figure out anything about my Clock Size issue?
13 days ago  • #30
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry for the delay on this, been playing catch-up over the holidays.

I had a chance to test this today, and setting the clock size to 300 works fine for me. I had to restart DisplayFusion after changing that value though. If you change it and restart does it work then?
12 days ago  • #31
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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Can you send me a screen shot of before and after?? Maybe I'm not quite understanding what I'm supposed to see
12 days ago  • #32
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Sure thing, here you go!
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12 days ago  • #33
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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Ok, that's what I thought. I'm definitely not seeing that. I've posted my own screen shots and I'm not seeing the horizontal space being changed at all.
12 days ago  • #34
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
To double-check, are you restarting DisplayFusion completely after changing the Clock Size setting?
11 days ago  • #35
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ah, I think I know what the issue is. Is your second monitor split with monitor splitting?
11 days ago  • #36
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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No, it's not
I have a laptop with a wide-screen monitor.
Originally, I had the 2 set to duplicate each other and I split into 3 virtual monitors. I have since chanced to having the Laptop defined as another monitor, but it has no splits. The wide-screen has 3 virtual monitors.
I'm pretty sure I saw the issue in both cases.
11 days ago  • #37
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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And yes, I restart DisplayFusion when I make the change
11 days ago  • #38
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Right, by "splits" I mean virtual monitors. Is it the taskbar on the left or right split that you're trying to change the clock size for?
6 days ago  • #39
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Peter Kronenberg37117
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Ultimately, I want to do it for the 1st and 3rd virtual monitor (the 2nd one is the one controlled by Windows)
6 days ago  • #40
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, perfect. The built-in advanced settings only support physical monitors, not splits, but you can add the values manually for the splits at a command prompt like this:

reg add "HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\Taskbars\201" /v ClockSize /t REG_SZ /d 300


reg add "HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\Taskbars\203" /v ClockSize /t REG_SZ /d 300


The "201" and "203" are the monitor IDs for splits 2.1 and 2.3. The "/d 300" is the value for the size, so you can tweak it as needed (e.g. /d 200).

I would recommend exiting DisplayFusion, running those commands, then launching DisplayFusion.
4 days ago  • #41
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