Can Windows Vista show multiple clocks / time zones?
I spend a lot of my time on the phone with people in New York and London, but am based in San Francisco. What I'd love to have on my Vista machine is a set of clocks on the screen that can show me the time in these other regions, but I can't add unapproved software to the machine here at work. Solution?
There is a very elegant solution, actually, and it's one of the neat little hidden features of Microsoft Windows Vista that - dare I say it? - I really like!
Well, you can't have multiple "analog" clocks with this little trick, but you can most definitely have multiple digital displays, and even better, they're neatly hidden until you need to check on the times and make sure you're not calling too early or late.
The trick is to click on the time display on the taskbar:
Credit where it's due, too: this is a very attractive display of the date and time, isn't it?
What we want, however, is on the bottom. Click on Change date and time settings... and now you'll see:
The key here is the middle tab, labeled Additional Clocks. Click on it and you'll now see:
I don't have any selected here, but it's a matter of just a few seconds to configure it to have two clocks included, one for New York (Eastern Time) and one for London, England. Now it looks like this:
Click on "OK" and hover your cursor over the current time display on the taskbar:
And don't forget to click on the time too, to see those three analog clocks you were hoping to find!
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