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Monday, October 27, 2008

Clock in the menubar!

A great tip submitted by Denver in the comments! I really like the calendar and the clock that comes with iStat menus. There is one reason why I still kept the OS clock and it is because I want the day to be displayed. I knew it was probably possible to customize it in the iStat menu preferences, but I never took the time. Here is how you can customize the iStat clock:

In the iStat menu preferences, under "Date & Time" and "Format", there is an "Edit" button. This lets you entirely customize how the menubar icon looks. I actually got rid of the date icon, because I also use MenuCalendarClock and I totally replaced the OS clock with iStatMenu. You can remove the OS clock by either holding down "Command" and dragging it out of the menu bar or by unchecking "Show date and time in menu bar" in the Date & Time preferences, in the "Clock" tab.

You can get iStatMenu here from MacUpdate.


Blogger Brian said...

Why would anyone replace to clock with a download?

The clock works just fine and I don't want unnecessary downloads to tax my system resources.

October 27, 2008 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

for serious...

cool i guess, but a little unnecessary

October 27, 2008 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Lipwak said...

I love wClock. I can set the clock on my menubar in many configurations, moreso than the supplied Apple version. I have mine set up to show Day (Mon), Date (10/27) and the time with seconds (so I can tell if the system has frozen or is stuttering/being over-taxed). I count 36 possible date variations to choose from and 6 for time display.

It also has a useful calendar.

The wClock website ( seems to be extinct but maybe you can find it somewhere. I've been using it for years.

October 27, 2008 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks to that idea.The clock display in the bottom right hand corner of the screen is now
showing the day of the week, as well as the time. iCal was still giving the date of the frozen time the clock was display when closed, but displayed the right date when i opened iCal.
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