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Three Clocks for Three Time Zones in Vista

written by: Lamar Stonecypher•edited by: Rebecca Scudder•updated: 7/6/2011

It's always been there - that little digital clock in the System Tray in Windows. It's a bit more talented in Vista than it used to be, and it can be easily tweaked to add one or more additional clocks set to any time zone in the world. Here we show you how.

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    Have you ever fired off an IM to an associate in another country without thinking about your associate’s local time? Now when organizations are spread out on different continents and so much of our communication is instantaneous, it’s nice that Windows Vista supports three clocks in three different time zones and puts this information only a hover or a click away.

    Here’s what three clocks look like when you hover the mouse of the digital clock in the Vista Taskbar. (Click the image to enlarge.)

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    And here’s what it looks like when the clock is clicked.

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    To add one or two additional clocks, first right-click the digital clock and select “Adjust Date/Time."

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    Click on the “Additional Clocks" tab. You can then select to add a clock by clicking “Show this clock," selecting a time zone from the drop-list, and entering a name for the clock.

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    Well, that's it for another Quick Tip. While you’re working in the area down there in the System Tray, why not consider adding the Address Box to the Vista Taskbar? Here’s what it looks like.

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    What can you do with it? It provides access to both websites in your default browser and to folders on your hard drive. Here it is finding Bright Hub.

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    And finding a location on my hard drive.

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    To enable the Address box in your Vista Taskbar, right-click the Taskbar and select Toolbars, then Address.

    Thanks for reading.

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