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DF V3.1.10.101: New Taskbar Clock is NICE enhancement.

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siliconman01
417 discussion posts
The new taskbar clock is a neat enhancement to DisplayFusion.

1. Would be nice to have an option to display seconds. This would eliminate having a clock gadget installed that does display seconds. :-)

2. Name of day ?

3:34 AM
Tuesday
7/20/2010
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Jul 20, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I designed the DisplayFusion clock to mimic the Windows clock, which should display the name of day if there is enough room. If the DF clock looks different than the Windows clock, can you post a screenshot of your desktop? Thanks!
Jul 20, 2010  • #2
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PGomersall
211 discussion posts
Jon,
Clock doesn't display if TaskBar set to autohide. If this is by design I think it is wrong choice as the standard clock work with autohide.
Secondly I think you need to add the ability to set its settings within the main dialog somehow.
Pete
Jul 20, 2010  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Pete: The auto-hide thing is a bug, and has been fixed for Beta 2. As for the clock setting, I'm going to add an advanced setting to override the default style. :)
Jul 20, 2010  • #4
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siliconman01
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Quote:
I designed the DisplayFusion clock to mimic the Windows clock, which should display the name of day if there is enough room. If the DF clock looks different than the Windows clock, can you post a screenshot of your desktop? Thanks!


No day of the week is display with the taskbar size set at automatic. This is on Windows 7 x64 Professional and Windows 7 x86 Professional.

Update: If the Taskbar is on the bottom at automatic size, the day does show. It's the vertical taskbar that is the problem.
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
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Jul 21, 2010  • #5
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benway
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I've been waiting YEARS for this! (at least it seems like it)

Just grabbed the beta and let me say you've made a grown man weep. Thanks for the taskbar clock Jon!
Jul 21, 2010  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@siliconman01: Can you give Beta 2 a try:
http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

@benway: Glad to hear! :)
Jul 21, 2010  • #7
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PGomersall
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Jon,
Looking better.
One comment - setup 2 identical monitors - Windows TB on left DF TB on right - when you have the clock alligned left and then hover, the text is displayed on the left monitor; not the monitor with the taskbar.
Pete
Jul 21, 2010  • #8
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
LOL, what a strange bug. I'll have that fixed up for the next release. :)
Jul 21, 2010  • #9
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PGomersall
211 discussion posts
Jon you might want to test with multiple monitors\DF TB's and either left\right alignment of clock.
Pete
Jul 21, 2010  • #10
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siliconman01
417 discussion posts
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@siliconman01: Can you give Beta 2 a try:
http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/


Beta 2 resolves the issue of no day on a vertical taskbar. Thanks much! :-)
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Jul 22, 2010  • #11
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sfwrtr
273 discussion posts
Very cool enhancement. Kudos, Jon. 8-)
Jul 22, 2010  • #12
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MaximKorobov
120 discussion posts
What about adding some options to DF taskbar's clocks?

1. Option to disable it :)
2. Option to set custom date format. For example, dd.mm.yy, dddd, hh:nn shows 24.07.10, saturday, 13:11;
3. Option to show tooltip (balloon) with its own font size and date format.
Jul 24, 2010  • #13
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Razooli
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Quote:
I designed the DisplayFusion clock to mimic the Windows clock, which should display the name of day if there is enough room. If the DF clock looks different than the Windows clock, can you post a screenshot of your desktop? Thanks!


I have date formats set as: Short date: dddd M/d/yyyy Long Date: dddd MMMM dd, yyyy
In the Windows clock, the day and month are separated by a space. On the DF clock, the separator is a forward slash.
Also, the DF clock space doesn't change width to accommodate the longer string. Doesn't matter whether the clock is left or right.
Minor gripe - love that the clock is there. DF continues to evolve into an awsome utility.
Screenshot:
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Jul 31, 2010  • #14
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can disable the clock by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting "Taskbar > Clock > Disable". To change the text that shows on the clock, just use the Advanced Setting called "Taskbar: Clock Text":
http://www.displayfusion.com/AdvancedSettings/

Thanks!
Aug 12, 2010  • #15
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siliconman01
417 discussion posts
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You can disable the clock by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting "Taskbar Clock Disable". To change the text that shows on the clock, just use the Advanced Setting called "Taskbar: Clock Text":
http://www.displayfusion.com/AdvancedSettings/

Thanks!


Can you provide an example of what the value of TaskbarsClockText would be for the clock display below.

1:46:48 AM
Monday
Aug 16, 2010

Thanks in advance
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Aug 16, 2010  • #16
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Here is the setting to use for this:

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hh:mm:ss tt\ndddd\nMMM dd, yyyy
Aug 16, 2010  • #17
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MaximKorobov
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Since clock panel doesn't changes it's width, based on it's content, what about adding advanced setting to set it up manually?
Aug 16, 2010  • #18
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siliconman01
417 discussion posts
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Here is the setting to use for this:

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hh:mm:ss tt\ndddd\nMMM dd, yyyy


Works perfectly! Thanks a bunch. 8-)
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Aug 16, 2010  • #19
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@MaximKorobov: Interesting idea, do you not have enough room for the clock text?
Aug 16, 2010  • #20
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MaximKorobov
120 discussion posts
For sure.
Template, which I use in TClockLite utility for Windows taskbar is "dd.mm.yy, dddd, hh:nn". As you can see, it need a little bit more space rather than default space.

1.png from attachment show region from Windows taskbar with TClockLite enabled on the left and DF tray with equally template (via registry).
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Aug 16, 2010  • #21
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rog1039
13 discussion posts
I would also like to put in a vote for one of two options:

1. I would prefer that the clock's width be set to auto-size for whatever we enter into the TaskbarsClockText registry key. If that is not a good idea, I would be happy with...
2. The ability to explicitly set a width for the clock.

Here's what my screen looks like when I try to use the following Clock text: hh:mm:ss tt\ndddd MMM dd, yyyy
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Aug 17, 2010  • #22
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You've both made excellent points, look for the new "TaskbarClockSize" advanced setting coming in Beta 8. :)
Aug 17, 2010  • #23
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rog1039
13 discussion posts
Awesome. Thanks Jon!
Aug 17, 2010  • #24
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Razooli
19 discussion posts
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You've both made excellent points, look for the new "TaskbarClockSize" advanced setting coming in Beta 8. :)


Just installed Beta 8 and the "TaskbarClockSize2" setting works perfectly. Just what we needed.
Thanks!
Aug 19, 2010  • #25
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for following-up, glad to hear it works. :)
Aug 19, 2010  • #26
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MaximKorobov
120 discussion posts
A little issue: could DF read system locale settings on start and if 24-hour was set up, DF shows 19:26 instead of 7:26?
Aug 20, 2010  • #27
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MaximKorobov
120 discussion posts
Excuse me. A month after posting a locale settings issue on time display I looked into this topic and found that it completed.
So, no 24-hour time settings in near future?
Sep 21, 2010  • #28
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The first beta of the next version will support 24 hour clocks, sorry for missing this in version 3.2. :)
Sep 22, 2010  • #29
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