Advanced Features

TClockEx has a few extra features related to the calendar window which are not normally available, but if you are the adventurous type, here is some scant information to get you started. These are features which I added along the way, but I was too lazy to update the user interface. These will eventually become official features in a future version some time.

Warning! The following involves fiddling with your computer's system registry. If you don't know what that is or if you are uncomfortable with this sort of thing, you should leave now and wait for these features to become "official" in a future upgrade. Doing something wrong with the registry editor can make Windows inoperable. Anything you do here is entirely at your own risk.

Before going any further, make sure you have the latest version of TClockEx installed. Then load the Windows registry editor (REGEDIT.EXE) and find your way to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TClockEx\Calendar.

Calendar week starts on Tueday, Wednesday, etc

The properties only let you choose Sunday or Monday as the first day of the week, but you can choose any day to be the first of the week by modifying (or creating if it doesn't exist) a DWORD value titled "FirstDay". Set the value to 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, and so on. Note that if this value is present, the option in the Properties window will be IGNORED, and the only way to change it in future will be to use RegEdit again.

Highlight the dates that fall into weekends

If you create a DWORD value titled "HighlightWeekend" and set it to 1, TClockEx will highlight weekend dates on the calendar in red. You can decide which days should be considered part of the weekend by creating a value titled "WeekendDays" and setting the bits in its value corresponding to each weekend day. The least significant bit represents Sunday, the next Monday, and so on. The default is 0x00000041 (bits 0 (Sunday) and 6 (Saturday) set).

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