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Permanently Display the Date in the Windows XP Notification AreaBy default, the time is always displayed in the Windows XP Notification Area. However, if you wish to see the date, you need to pass your mouse cursor over the clock. When you move the mouse cursor over the clock, the day and date will be displayed in a small pop-up window. The good news is that you can adjust the taskbar so that the day and date is permanently displayed along with the time.
To display the date as well as the time, you need to make the taskbar "taller" by dragging the top edge upward. This procedure is fairly simple but it does require reasonably precise mouse handling. If you are new to computing and still developing your mouse-skills, expanding the taskbar, or returning it to the default height, may prove to be a little problematical. If you are not yet confident with fiddly mouse manipulation, I would suggest that you postpone using this tip until you gain more mousing experience.
Here's how to expand the taskbar:
To return the taskbar to its original height, follow the procedure outlined above but reverse the drag direction specified in step 4. That is, with the doubled-ended arrow displayed, hold down the left mouse button and drag the taskbar towards the bottom of the screen until it is the normal height.
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