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  1.    #1  
    I've noticed on todays date, towards the end where it displays 2006, the "6" is cut off.. what in the world?? looks like a cheap hack and nothing is right.

    Is there a fix for that?
  2. #2  
    I find that annoying as well. That only occurs when its Wednesday.
  3. #3  
    Mine only does that when I have the time showing 3 digits instead of 4 digits-

    for example:

    3 digits:
    9/20/0|
    9:40 PM

    4 digits:
    9/20/06
    10:00 PM

    Again, this is after doing the reg hack to get the date and the pm/am (I'm sure that's what you used to get this far)

    -Oly
    -Proud Treo 750V (UMTS), 700WX (EVDO) and PPC-6700 (EVDO) owner on the go...

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  4. #4  
    You could use today time. Its a small, free, easy to configure plug in http://forum.xda-developers.com/viewtopic.php?t=45742
  5. #5  
    Also maybe reducing the text size -start, settings, system, screen- would fix that.

    I didn't find the format options in the registry, yyyy vs. yy
  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by notjpr View Post
    Also maybe reducing the text size -start, settings, system, screen- would fix that.

    I didn't find the format options in the registry, yyyy vs. yy
    I tried your second advice first, since it looks to be the easiest to try. It didn't work out , I forgot that I had set the text size to the smallest from the get go.

    I'll look into your initial advice.

    Thanks for helping us out!
    -Proud Treo 750V (UMTS), 700WX (EVDO) and PPC-6700 (EVDO) owner on the go...

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  7. #7  
    I saw this too, but then I thought to myself, "What's the big deal? I know what year it is." And I let it go.
  8. #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by notjpr View Post
    You could use today time. Its a small, free, easy to configure plug in http://forum.xda-developers.com/viewtopic.php?t=45742
    So I'm diggin your first recommendation, and was able to run the cab file and it's a nice today plugin!! Does not take much space at all!!!

    I had to tighten up my "spanish" skills, I know very little, and configured it to my liking. Thanks again, now time to remove the reg date and time hack and I'll be a happy camper...
    -Proud Treo 750V (UMTS), 700WX (EVDO) and PPC-6700 (EVDO) owner on the go...

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  9. #9  
    I'm glad to help. I myself use the long date with the built-in plugin and in addition I use lvmtime http://forum.xda-developers.com/googleidx.php?t=45084 Its nice to have the date in long and short format along with the clock also displaying seconds. I use it to clock patient vitals.
  10. #10  
    I noticed the cut off for the first time today. That's pretty crappy looking. I unchecked the stock date/time plugin and am using LVMTime and TodayTime with short dated on LVMTime and dddd MMMM dd on date and hh:mm on time with TodayTime.

    Just wanted to state that in case anyone happened apon this thread in search of a good set up.
  11. #11  
    I happened apon the value for the built in plugin. If you want to configure the date time plugin you can go to HKLM\nls\overrides an below there you'll see sldte which is long date. I deleted 2 y's off the long date so my date wont be cut off.

    This is nice now I can go and uninstall todaytime. I hate using programs to replace builtin programs.

    Cheers,

    JamesPaulRitter
  12. #12  
    ok, so finally here is what I did to get from a chopped off year to just no year (I will always know its 2006).

    For those who don't know, you can add a date to where your time is already located in the top right upper part of your screen on the same taskbar your start button is. To do this, do the following reg edit:

    To show both the date and the clock:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Shell\TBOpt = 3 (DWORD decimal)


    Here is the problem that this thread addresses: the year gets cut off every so often...


    BEFORE:
    10/12/0| (the 6 is chopped off at certain times of the day)
    1:29 PM

    So if you follow the instructions below, you can get it to show this instead...
    NOW:
    Thu/12
    1:29 PM


    to get to NOW, here is what I did:

    I went to the Wiki XDA site (mother of all registry hacks) and did the following:

    Change the Short Date Format

    Applications may call upon the system to provide a 'short date format'. One such application is the Date/Time display in the taskbar, if set to show the date. To change the Short Date Format to show "Mon/2" (example):

    HKLM\nls\overrides\SSDte = "ddd/d " (REG_SZ string, no quotes)



    SO...
    From a WX owners perspective: I used PHM RegEdit and headed over to HKLM\nls\overrides\ and added SSDte (since it was a missing key on my WX) as a New String Value and gave it a value name:SSDte and gave it a value data:ddd/d

    I gave it a soft reset (software reset using true toolbar), not the stylus soft reset (you may have to wait for the registry to update before doing a stylus reset)

    And then walla... now I get the NOW and not the BEFORE. I Kind of like it.

    You can customize it to your liking so you dont have to use ddd/d, instead go to this site and feel free to test other formats.

    Have fun!

    -Oly
    -Proud Treo 750V (UMTS), 700WX (EVDO) and PPC-6700 (EVDO) owner on the go...

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