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Timekeeper

Timekeeper is a deskband (like the taskbar) that displays the current date and time in whatever format you specify. If you click on it with your mouse, it will display a calendar that you can resize to display as many months as you want.

Get Timekeeper Free (Supports Windows 8.1 Desktop, 8 Desktop, 7, and Vista both 32- and 64-bit)

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Documentation

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I was inspired to write Timekeeper because I used to use TClockEx, and while it’s an interesting (but fragile) solution, it’s very old and hasn’t been updated since the year 2000. Since then, Windows has introduced the concept of deskbands, small bars that can be hidden, displayed, resized, floated, and moved. I wrote Timekeeper to take advantage of these modern features.

You can drag Timekeeper wherever you want it—even vertically—just like your other deskbands.

German Timekeeper has been translated into German.

Calendar

Calendar

When you click on Timekeeper with your mouse, it displays a calendar.

Configuration

To access Timekeeper’s menu, right-click on Timekeeper. The menu allows you to perform the following functions:

  • Obtain information about 12noon Products.
  • Display this Help document.
  • Display the About window.
  • Configure the date/time display.
  • Adjust the system date/time.
  • Specify whether the calendar should highlight today’s date.
  • Specify whether the calendar should display week numbers.
  • Specify whether the calendar should remember its position.
  • Specify whether the calendar should remember its size.
  • Specify the calendar’s font.

Requirements

Timekeeper runs on Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista. (Since Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP and Server 2003, Timekeeper 1.44 is the last release to fully support those platforms.) The Timekeeper installer contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

More Details

For more details and screenshots, you can read the (short) documentation.

History

1.62.0: Removed compatibility warning. Changed default to be opaque (not transparent). Improved handling of Windows translucency.
1.61.0: Fixed issue with composition. Known issue: transparency doesn’t work well. Use a black background instead.
1.60.0: Added support for Windows 7 and later. Removed support for Windows XP themes.
1.44.0: Updated installer for 64-bit.
1.43.0: (internal)
1.42: Fixed calendar not displaying (because mouse click went to tooltip).
1.41: Eliminated tooltip flickering. Fixed menu display error in rare occasions. Renamed 64-bit DLL.
1.40: Auto-reload format. Added %T and %V.
1.32: Added Adjust Date/Time command.