How to get the full date and time in the Mac OS X menubar

“I frequently refer to the date and time in the menubar. I was looking for the option to put the date next to time, so that I can avoid clicking the date to bring up the drop-down menu which shows the date. There is no easy straightforward way, but I found a small trick that enables me to customize the field fully without much interference to the system,” Ivan writes for

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  1. I use a program called wclock. Clicking on the date in the memnu bar opens a small calendar (initially showing the current month), which can be moved forwards & backwards, etc. Much faster than iCal or Dashboard when you need to do a quick check of a date.

    Check it out.

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