Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated June 28, 2021)
You've probably already noticed that Windows displays the current date and time at the right side of the desktop's Taskbar, in the Notifications area. What you may not know is that you can display a full calendar that allows you to easily check the date and see dates for any month. All you need to do is click the date and time, in the Notifications area, and the calendar and clock are displayed.
Note, as well, that the calendar (which shows the current month) has arrow controls next to the month name. You can click these and easily move backward or forward one month. If you ever want to jump back to today's date, just click today's date at the top of the calendar.
With Windows 10 you can now include either the traditional or simplified Chinese lunar calendar in the Taskbar calendar. To enable either of the Chinese lunar calendars follow these simple steps:
Now if you click on the Taskbar calendar you will see the added Chinese calendar information. When you are done working with the calendar, you can press Esc, again click the date and time in the Notification area, or simply click someplace else on your desktop. The full calendar is hidden, but remains available if you later need it.
This tip (10724) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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