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Aug 18 2017   10:12AM GMT

Great Win10 Date/Time Calendar Trick

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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Calendar control
Windows 10
Windows Taskbar

No matter how much you might know about Windows 10, there’s always something new to learn. I picked up a winner from Ed Bott’s ZDNet column the other day. He explains how to use the pop-up calendar as a general “time navigation tool.” Along the way, he exposes a great Win10 Date/Time Calendar trick I’ve already put to good use. Here’s a step-by-step illustration of what’s involved.

The Great Win10 Date/Time Calendar Trick, Step-by-Step

Step 1: Click the date time widget in the notification area of the taskbar.

Great Win10 Date/Time Calendar Trick

Step 2: Check the resulting pop-up calendar centered around today’s day and date. Notice the line that reads August 2017 at the upper left of the display.

Great Win10 Date/Time Calendar Trick

Note “August 2107” at upper left, just below the time/date bock at the very top.

Step 3: You can manipulate the month on display directly. Instead of using the arrows at top right, click on August (or whatever month is on display). Here’s what you’ll see:

Great Win10 Date/Time Calendar Trick

You get a visual layout of all 12 months of the year and can pick out the one you want immediately.

Step 4: To┬ásee a year “map,” click the 2017 at upper left shown in the preceding screen capture. To go further back or forward in time than the window allows (2010-2019), use the arrows.

cal-year

You get a visual layout of all 12 months of the year and can pick out the one you want immediately.

This makes the built-in, easily accessible calendar on the notification pane a much better calendar tool than I’d thought. I’ve already used it several times since Wednesday to solve scheduling issues. Ditto for picking appropriate days for meetings, and figuring out which days of the week commitments fell upon. Good stuff!

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