Windows 10: Show Date and Time in Taskbar with Small Icons

A quick and easy way to customize the taskbar

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Key notes

  • The taskbar in Windows 10 is fully customizable in terms of appearance, location, size, and more.
  • If you need to show the date and time in the taskbar with small icons, know that this is possible in Windows 10.
  • A few users might have to change the display settings for both the date and time to show up.
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You’ve been changing some things to your computer, maybe even installing a clean copy of your OS, and now you want to show the date and time in the taskbar with small icons on Windows 10.

In fact, many prefer to have their dashboard showing all the essentials in the taskbar. And small icons or buttons look sleek. So, why not? You can arrange to see the date and time, system icons, and programs running in the background – all in the taskbar.

How to display date and time on the taskbar in Windows 10?

  1. Right-click on an empty spot in the Windows taskbar and choose Taskbar settings.taskbar settings
  2. Under Notification area, click the Turn system icons on or off option.change settings
  3. Now, look for Clock in the list and make sure you toggle the switch to On.On to get windows 10 show date and time in taskbar with small icons
  4. If this is already the case, try toggling the option to Off and then On again.

Now, when it comes to preferences, different users want different options – some like a cleaner desktop, and others want everything handy.

And while you can hide or make the taskbar not transparent in Windows 10, the topic of modifying the taskbar width and the size of the icons or displayed details is still a very hot one.

How can I show the date in the taskbar with small icons?

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The method may work for PCs that support higher resolutions. Users reported that both the date and time are visible when set to small icons for resolution at 1920×1080 and DPI set to 100%. For others, the date won’t be visible.
  1. Right-click anywhere on the taskbar, and chose Taskbar settings.

2. In the settings windows, look for Use small taskbar buttons and enable the toggle for it.

4. Once done, the taskbar icons will automatically change to small ones.

This action can, of course, be undone, and you can always choose to make the taskbar icons bigger. While you’re in the taskbar settings menu, you can also look around and adjust other features as you like.

Now that you can show the date and time in the taskbar with small icons in Windows 10, you may back up the taskbar in Windows 10 at any time.

We hope this guide has proven useful and that you can customize Windows 10 the way you wanted.

Should you have any useful recommendations on customizing the taskbar, feel free to use the comments section below.

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