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Titlebar Date-Time (TBDT)

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:08 pm
by smaragdus
Titlebar Date-Time synopsis:
Titlebar Date-Time displays the date and/or time on the right hand side of the titlebar of whatever program is active. It's freeware, does not contain any spyware or adware, and runs on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.
Titlebar Date-Time features:
- Full weekday, abbreviate weekday, hide weekday (Monday, Mon)
- Full month, abbreviate month, hide month (January, Jan)
- Two digit year, four digit year, hide year (2006, 06)
- 12 hour time, 24 hour time (Military time), hide time
- Show/hide seconds
- Show/hide AM/PM time indicator
- Use numerical date (10/10/06)
- Change numerical date separator (e.g. 10-10-06)
- Show/hide week number
Titlebar Date-Time links: - web-site - portable version - download page - history - support - publisher - TBDT at SnapFiles ... TBDT.shtml - TBDT at Softpedia ... able.shtml - TBDT portable at Softpedia

Titlebar Date-Time screen-shots:
How TBDT appears on a title bar:

TBDT on Internet Explorer:

TBDT settings:

Titlebar Date-Time portable:
The portable version is for advanced users.

There were requests for a version that didn't contain an install routine and/or was portable. Download, unzip and run it. To un-install, delete the files in the TBDT directory.

All settings are saved in tbdt.ini which will be located in the same directory as TBDT.exe. (Which of course implies you must put the program in a directory that is writable.) If you prefer to have settings saved in the registry, add the -r switch on the command line.

If you want the program to start with Windows, right-click on the icon in the system tray and select "Start with Windows". (Alternatively, drag a shortcut to the startup directory.)

If you can't view the help file, right click on the help file, (TBDT.chm) select properties, then click "Unblock".
Titlebar Date-Time direct download links:
- Installer
- Zipped Installer
- Portable

Re: Titlebar Date-Time (TBDT)

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 4:55 pm
by I am Baas
Tested: Portable

Settings: tbdt.ini in \TBDTportable\TBDT

Re: Titlebar Date-Time (TBDT)

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:19 pm
by Wolfghost
And it's Stealth

Re: Titlebar Date-Time (TBDT)

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:07 pm
by smaragdus
TBDT at version 2.22, changes:
Version 2.22 - June 14, 2016.
- Fixed issue when copying data to clipboard (Settings - Advanced - Track Program Names).

Re: Titlebar Date-Time (TBDT)

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:52 am
by webfork
I can see this as very useful for testing work so you can easily see when you created a given image.

I also really liked how easy it was to customize the date appearance. I even got it into my preferred format:


Outlook 2013 and Chrome issue: there's a LOT of blinking of the click going in and out as you move your mouse over elements in that program. Although it avoids covering up the multiple elements in the top-right corner (including a question mark and a docking button), it flickers like crazy on the rest of the program.


* Ability to customize what text appears, such as program version number (again, for testing), basic watermarking (like, and anything else.
* Right-clicking on the bar should show a full calendar
* Currently there's a delay when clicking on a window before it appears. It would be great to be able to turn that off.
* Would like the background color to be transparent and offer text outline instead.

Re: TBDT 2.24

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:19 pm
by smaragdus
TBDT at version 2.24, downloads and changes:
Version 2.23 - November 2, 2016.
  • Added option to display an additional Date/Time with a custom offset from your local time (Settings - Advanced).
Version 2.24 - November 14, 2016.
  • Added requested options for the additional Date/Time display. Reorganized advanced settings.

Re: TBDT 2.25

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:46 pm
by smaragdus
TBDT at version 2.25, downloads and changes:
Version 2.25 - December 18, 2016.
  • Fixed custom position issue on non-Aero maximized windows. Added option to show display only on maximized windows.

Re: Titlebar Date-Time (TBDT)

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:22 pm
by webfork
Old thread update: the program saw some updates earlier this year:
Version 2.27 - March 14, 2018.

Catch and silently exit when Windows Restart Manager attempts to load second second instance of program following a Windows update (this was not completely resolved in version 2.26).

Version 2.26 - January 7, 2018.

Fixed issue where, following a Windows update restart, Windows may attempt to start second instance of program.
EDIT: if this program doesn't quite work for you, there's also TicTocTitle which is one of many programs from Skrommel.