Putting Time AND Date in the Menu Bar

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  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I had long noticed that you cannot put the Date in the menu bar with the time. This has bugged me for a while. So with a quick search I found a way to do this natively.
    http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2212/os_x_display_date_menu_bar/

    I know this isn't necessarily a huge revelation, but in case it was on anyone's mind to achieve this.
     
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the tip and link. I did not know how to accomplish that before. It's a keeper.
     
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Good post, I can use this...I am always forgetting the date and have to click on the time to find it out. Thanks :).
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah that was actually what I was searching for when I came across this tip. But since this is all I really wanted I might well save myself a few Kb of RAM.
     
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    sweet link!:)
     
  6. epyfa macrumors regular

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    It doesn't work here. Whatever I change under International just doesn't change anything.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Forget the menu bar, I just put the date and time on the Desktop with Geektool.
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    iStat Menu's makes your date and time menu a calendar and world clock that can launch iCal.

    Btw, to make iStat's date and time look like the native one, set the color to black (duh), the size to 14pt, and turn the shadow off.
     
  9. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Same here. I have Day, Time only, and whatever I do it doesn't change it.
     
  10. sammich macrumors 601

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    I've tried putting things in the menu bar area with Geektool. The items in your menu bar move, Geektool items are permanent, overlap is gonna happen.
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Huh? Mine don't overlap at all...
     

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    Attached: iStat conquers all.

    I've tried putting things in the menu bar area with Geektool. The items in your menu bar move, Geektool items are permanent, overlap is gonna happen.
     

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  14. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Well iStat or not. I'm just bringing up the topic. Like I said, I was looking for iStat originally and stumbled upon this native approach.
     
  15. epyfa macrumors regular

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    I have been using iStat Menus but I only made use of the Date & Time function. That's why I thought it would be nice if I'd be able to do it without a 3rd party app. But apparently it doesn't work with my Mac.
     
  16. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It should work, I will admit that the link I posted wasn't exactly right. I had to put the International Custom Date on Long (not medium) to get it to work. It requires a little fiddling with to get it just right. I encourage you to experiment a little bit.
     
  17. epyfa macrumors regular

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    Well the changes I do in International --> Formats --> Times do not affect the time in my Menubar at all. No matter what I do to it.
     
  18. harrishimo macrumors member

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    sweet. thanks very much. really used to bug me having to click the time in order to find the date. great link, thanks again!!!
     
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  20. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you get rid of the original time and date if you are using iStat? I dloaded it, and now have two time and date stamps.
     
  21. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Open system preferences, click on Date and Time, and remove the tick in the box next to "show the time in the menu bar" (or something similar). This will remove one of the date/times.
     
  22. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    OK my bad definitely a case of not RTFMing in my case I skimmed the instructions and just totally missed the stuff about copy/paste the format from date into time.

    In my time section I now have (using the mac examples under customize)

    5 Jan ; 7 08

    the 5 and the Jan are copied from the date setting. The day isn't needed because under 'clock', show the day of the week is ticked.

    So my menu bar now says Tue 26 May; 17:12
     
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