How to Show Day of Week in Windows 11/10 Taskbar Clock?

By default, Windows 11/10 doesn’t add the day of the week (for example, Sunday, Monday, etc.) to the taskbar clock. To see weekdays, you need to click on the taskbar clock, then the Calendar flyout opens. Here, you can see the day in the calendar. But what if you want to show the weekday on the taskbar clock? Is any way to do this? Yes, it is possible on Windows 11 and Windows 10 to display weekdays just before the date.

There are at least three ways to show weekdays on the taskbar clock. We will review all of them, one by one.

How to Show Day of Week in Windows 11/10 Taskbar Clock using Control Panel?

Step 1. Open Control Panel.

To do that, launch the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously from the keyboard. In the Run box, type Control or Control Panel and then hit Enter from the keyboard or click the OK button.

Step 2. When Control Panel opens, click the Clock and Region category.

Step 3. Then click the Region in the “Clock and Region” window.

Step 4. On the “Region” window, click the Additional settings button under the “Formats” tab.

Step 5. Switch to the Date tab. Then add the “ddd, ” string at the beginning of the Short date field.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Click OK.

That’s it. Now, weekdays will appear just before the date in the taskbar clock.

How to Set Taskbar Clock to Show Day of Week using Registry Editor?

Step 1. Open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. When the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to the following key:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International

Step 3. On the right side pane, double-click on the sShortDate entry to modify its value.

Step 4. In the “Edit String” window, add the “ddd, ” string at the beginning of the “Value data” field.

Step 5. Then click OK.

Step 6. Close the Registry Editor.

Step 7. Reboot your computer.

Now, the system tray clock will display the day of the week. This tip works on Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP as well.

How to Show Day of Week in Windows 11 Taskbar Clock using the Settings app?

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. When Windows Settings open, select Time & language from the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click the Language & region on the right sidebar.

Step 4. On the “Language & region” settings, under “Related settings,” select Administrative language settings.

Step 5. Now, the “Region” window will open from the Control Panel. Click the Additional settings button under the “Formats” tab.

Step 6. Then, switch to the Date tab and add the “ddd, ” string at the beginning of the Short date field.

Step 7. Click OK.

Step 8. Again click OK on the previous window.

That’s it.

5 thoughts on “How to Show Day of Week in Windows 11/10 Taskbar Clock?

  1. anna says:

    Thank you so much! I was looking for this. Easy to follow (I used the Control Panel version) and it was exactly what I was looking for.

  2. VS Rawat says:

    Thanks, I had been puzzled for ages by this missing DAY in systray date.
    You solved it once and for ever.
    Thanks a gig.

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