For ease of access, the taskbar allows showing the name of the weekday in date and time. Follow the steps below to show the day of the week on the taskbar.
The taskbar by default shows both the time and date. Generally, the taskbar time will be in either 12 hours or 24 hours format and the date will be in the day-month-year or month-day-year format. Of course, the date format depends on where you live. As you can see, what you are missing is the ability to see the weekday name. If you click on the time, you can see the weekday name in the flyout menu. However, having weekdays on the taskbar is quite helpful. Especially if you are like me who forgets what day it is constantly.
So, in this quick guide, let me show you the simple way to add and see weekday on the taskbar in Windows 10.
Note: Though I’m saying Windows 10, the steps shown below will also work on Windows 7 and 8.
Show Weekday or Day of Week on Taskbar
Most don’t know this but the Date and Time settings in Windows allows extensive customization. Using those options, we can configure Windows to show weekday in the taskbar. It is pretty easy, just follow the steps as is and you will be good.
To add weekday to taskbar time, we are going to use the good old control panel. Mainly because, as of writing this, the new PC Settings app has no proper options to change the date format.
1 . First, open the Start menu, search for “Control Panel” and click on the result to open it.
2. In the Control Panel window, set the View by to “Category“. Next, click on the “Change date, time, or number formats” link under the Clock and Region section.
3. In the Region settings window, click on the “Additional Settings” button. From the Advanced window, we will be able to create a new preset to show weekday on the taskbar.
4. The above action will open the Customize Format window. Under the “Date Formats” section, type
ddd, at the start of the Short Date field. This will show weekday in short form (Mon, Tue, Wed..).
If you want the full weekday name then type
dddd, instead. Once you are done setting up, click on the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons.
Note: Having comma and space between weekday notation and date notation is optional. However, having it makes it look a bit nicer.
As soon as you do that, the changes are reflected instantly. From now on, you can see the weekday on the taskbar. Depending on the weekday notation you chose earlier, you will see the weekday name appear accordingly. You can see the below images to see how both notations look like.
That is all. As you can see, though hidden deep inside, it is pretty easy to add weekday to taskbar time and date.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, do check out how to show seconds in taskbar time.