How to Add the Day of the Week to Your Windows 10 Clock
“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties because it’s COOOLD out there today!
It’s cold out there every day. What is this— Miami Beach?
Do you think Phil’s going to come out and see his shadow? …That’s right, rodent lovers! It’s—Groundhog Day!” (“Groundhog Day”)
Here we are smack dab in the middle of “social distancing” and under “stay-at-home” orders, and I understand during THE pandemic it’s necessary to stop the spread of this awful coronavirus.
But one of my best friends reminded me, the other day, just how much like the movie “Groundhog Day” this whole thing is. Every day is just like the day before. And you’re probably wondering what this all has to do with Windows 10 and a Windows tip. Aha! I’m going to tell you. Wouldn’t it be nice to add the day of the week to your Windows 10 clock so when you look at the clock you’ll know it’s not yesterday all over again?
It’s easy to do, and anyone can do it. And we’re going to show you how:
Type CONTROL in taskbar search.
When Control Panel opens, type REGION in the Control Panel search box (on the top right).
In the “Region” dialog, click “Additional settings”…
In the Customize Format dialog, click on the Date tab at the top. If you want to add the abbreviated name of the day of the week to your clock, in the Short date dialog add ddd (3 d’s_ before M/d/yyyy . Be sure you leave a space after dd.
Click Apply/OK. Now, look at your clock. If you did that correctly you see this when you look at your clock:
Yay! It’d not Groundhog Day, it’s Thursday, 4/16/2020.
If the abbreviated name of the day of the week doesn’t do it for you, you can add the full name of the day of the week by adding dddd (4 d’s) and a space before the M/d/yyyy in the Short date box.
Click Apply/OK. If you did that correctly, you’ll see this:
Yay! It’s still Thursday, 4/16/2020
But do you really need your clock to tell you it’s 2020 so you don’t think you’ve suddenly been transported back to, say, 1920? If you don’t need to be reminded it’s not 1920, you can change the day show it only shows the last 2 digits of the year.
In the Short date box, remove 2 yy from the yyyy so the line reads dddd M/d/yy.
If you did that correctly, your clock should look like this:
And if you live in one of the countries around the world that uses the DAY/MONTH/YEAR format, I’m sure you can figure out how to add the day of the week to your clock too. I’m running out of space and time.
Hmmm, space and time – I feel like Einstein!