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10.4: Easily add the date to the menubar
Authored by: tandemrepeat on May 18, '05 12:35:49PM

Nope - no luck...I'm using the general release of Tiger (10.4.1)

Even tried removing all other third party menu elements such as MaxMenus etc & tried changing Regions...no dice...

I find that the settings outlined in the original hint (cutting/pasting/modifying the desired formats into the Medium field) are not saved either. If I quit System Preferences and go back in, the settings revert to defaults...

Curious...



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10.4: Easily add the date to the menubar
Authored by: tandemrepeat on May 18, '05 12:39:22PM

Hmmm...it worked after I changed all the settings under the time section (Short, Medium, Long, Full) to be exacty the same field layout:

Now I get "Wed 12:38PM - May 18, 2005", as desired...



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10.4: Easily add the date to the menubar
Authored by: whoadoggy on May 18, '05 02:24:02PM

Easily add?
I too had major difficulty in getting this to stick. What eventually worked (I think) was to uncheck the show clock menubar (dragging it off didn't work!?!) and uncheck show day of week. Then I adjusted the medium time and it stuck.
Now how to make the font smaller?



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10.4: Easily add the date to the menubar
Authored by: David Grossman on May 18, '05 06:49:24PM

"tandemrepeat" was correct. I changed all the lengths (short, medium, long and full) to the same date string in the Times section of the International control panel. Then when I was done, I clicked on the Input Menu tab and the menu bar updated with the new format. You also have to uncheck the "Show day of the week" in the Date & Time control panel. Otherwise you get 2 "Wed" next to each other.

Not sure what horrible fallout this will have with other apps, but it's pretty sweet right now. :-)



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10.4: Easily add the date to the menubar
Authored by: Hart on May 21, '05 01:50:34PM

After trying to show this tip to my wife, I think I worked out a method that works.

1. Command click and drag the menu bar clock off the menu bar.

2. Follow the tip's steps, copying the day and date from the Dates > Customize section.

3. Follow the tip's steps, pasting the day and date into the time work area and then customizing as you like. (I left the seconds field in place, though it doesn't show in the menu bar.)

4. Go to Date & Time and check Show the date and time, uncheck Show the day of the week and uncheck Display the time with seconds.

That worked for each of our Macs.



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10.4: Easily add the date to the menubar
Authored by: Spam Bait on Jun 10, '05 01:05:40AM

Indeed your addition to the hint worked. Now I can see what day it is as I have a habit of forgetting what day it is(faulty memory :P ).

Your post should be appended to the hint to prevent any more "It's not working!" posts.



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