[Windows10]How to change the date and time formats in the notification area

By | November 19, 2017

The date and time in the notification area of ​​taskbar can be displayed in various combinations with each other. The default time zone(12-hour format) is shown below in the right edge of the taskbar.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

▼ For example, you can change it to “24 hour format” as below.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

Setting Date and Time formats

On Windows10, there are several locations where you can set the date and time formats.




《Setting1》:Moving from notification area

▼  Right-click on 1Date/time in the notification area and click 2Ajust Date/time.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

▼ 1It is date and time format displayed in the current notification area. You can change the display format clicking 2Change date and time formats.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

3Set time automatically: If you change it to “On“, 5Change date and time section” is disabled. To change the date and time, set this automatic time setting to “Off”, and then click Change button.

If the date and time are not correct, you may need to set the correct time because security and Network problems may occur.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

4Set time zone automatically: When “On” is set, 6Time zone is disabled. If you want to set the time zone manually, set “Time zone automatically” to “Off“.

▼ You can change the display format for each item.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

First day of week

You can customize the calendar and date and time formats displayed when you click the digital clock in the notification area.

▼ For example, if you specify “Wednesday” as the “first day of week” displayed on the calendar, the day of the calendar is also changed to “Wednesday”. The default setting is “Sunday”.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

Short Date

▼ This specify the format of “Date” to the right of notification area as below. They are displayed in a simple “date” format with a little change.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats



Long date

▼ The date format of calendar appears when you click “Date and time” in notification area as below.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

Short Time

▼ You can set a simple “Time” format displayed in notification area, with slight variations.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

Long time

▼ You can set the detailed date format of calendar appears when you click “Date and time” in notification area.

[Windows10] Change the date and time formats

In addition, please refer to the following article about “Additional date, time and area setting” and “clock addition for another time zone”.

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