One of my favorite improvements in Windows Vista is the bloody clock at the bottom right corner of your task bar or notification bar – whatever people call it (my friend calls it the blue bar).
On clicking on the digital clock at the blue bar you get this (picture):
In Windows XP, I double click on the clock quite often and it’ll launch this control panel thingy and all I want is too check a calendar. There was a couple of occasions that I click on some other month and I click okay. Of course, I set my clock to another day. With the new clock in Windows Vista, it shows a calendar that you can flip months and years and it will not change the date at all. But if it’s your intention to change the date, you can of course. The new feature does make a hell lot more sense, doesn’t it?
I love the additional clocks setting too (picture):
You can reveal more clocks if you’re travelling or something. I don’t travel much – if at all in fact. I set my other clock to Greenwich Mean Time, it’s useful when I check out logs and see server notices as it’s all reported in GMT. Another good time zone to set is Pacific Standard Time (PST) but I didn’t bother with that since Singapore time (similar to Australian Western Standard Time) is +800 hours and PST is just -800 hours. The analog clock would essentially look the same.
Have fun with clocks.