Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mac Tip: Display Date on the Menubar

In the recent years, more and more business people are using Mac for their daily activities.
I would imagine you would agree that viewing the current date on the screen is a common feature you would expect in the Mac OS.
Well, it is not a default feature.
(Maybe everyone should know the date or it is not cool to be in jet lag and loose your 'date anchor')

I found this post while searching for a solution:
http://lifehacker.com/software/mac-tip/display-the-date-on-the-menubar-316029.php

I would like to offer you the updated version for Mac OS 10.5.2.

Step 1: System Preferences > International > Formats >Customize...

Step 2: Select "Medium" and add "[" or "|". Copy the whole string.
Step 3: Customize Times.
Step 4: Paste the date string before the time setting.
Step 5: Click "OK" and see how it effected the menubar.

I hope that would help you.

E.T.

2 comments:

Eliad said...

Thanks Etay.
this seem soooo overly engineered and complicated. It's ridiculous.

but thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't work in 10.5.5

Do I have too many icons in the bar squeezing it?