Personalization Enable or Disable Show Shortened Time and Date on Taskbar in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show shortened time and date on the taskbar system tray clock for your account in Windows 11.

The clock on the taskbar system tray shows the system time and date by default.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22635.3930 (Beta), Microsoft is trying out a more simplified system tray to highlight the date/time in a shortened form and to show the notifications bell icon based on DND status. Without the notification bell icon, you can get to your notifications by clicking the date and time to Notification Center. You can revert to the long form of the date/time and bell icon visuals by toggling the values in the Settings via Settings > Date and Time under “Show time and day in the system tray” and Settings > System > Notifications under “Notifications”. These settings are also accessible through the context menu shown by right clicking the system tray clock/bell icon button.

[UPDATE 7/17/2024] Microsoft has temporarily disabled the more simplified system tray with shortened date/time change to address several issues. Microsoft will begin re-enabling this in a future flight.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Show Shortened Time and Date on Taskbar in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Show Shortened Time and Date on Taskbar using REG file


EXAMPLE: Enable or disable show shortened time and date on taskbar system tray clock

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not_shortened_time_and_date.png





Option One

Enable or Disable Show Shortened Time and Date on Taskbar in Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Taskbar behaviors on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Under Taskbar behaviors, check (on - default) or Uncheck (off) Show shortened time and date for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Show Shortened Time and Date on Taskbar using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.

2 Enable Show Shortened Time and Date on Taskbar

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_show_shortened_date_and_time_on_taskbar.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowShortenedDateTime"=dword:00000001

3 Disable Show Shortened Time and Date on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_show_shortened_date_and_time_on_taskbar.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowShortenedDateTime"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Your options are triggered if this feature is enabled in the build. Otherwise, you need to enable the function via ViveTool with the key 48525682 beforehand.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion g7 1372sr
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1672 09.4C
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series
    Sound Card
    Устройство с поддержкой High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Универсальный монитор PnP
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 870 EVO 500GB, KINGSTON SA400S37240G
I went the Vivetool route which works until you reboot or sign out and back in then it switches the shortened version switch to off. If I want to use it I'd have to go into the taskbar settings and recheck the shortened version after every reboot.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M17 R3
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10750H (Comet Lake)
    Motherboard
    Alienware
    Memory
    32GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and Intel UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3281-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Micron 2300 NVMe 1TB
    PC SN530 NVMe WDC 512GB
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    60mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi and Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes Free
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake)
    Motherboard
    Microsoft Corp.
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics
    Sound Card
    Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.5” PixelSense Touchscreen Display
    Screen Resolution
    2256x1504
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba Memory 512GB
    Mouse
    Surface Arc Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi and Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes Free

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