Desktop clock gadget

Display the time in 24-hour format with this simple Windows gadget.

Many users prefer an alternative to the system tray clock, and a Windows gadget is the ideal platform. We looked at Digital Clock GT-7, a simple gadget that displays 24-hour time in hours and minutes. If you prefer to tell time in the military fashion, it's for you. But it's also great for anyone who needs a 24-hour display of their system time.

Digital Clock GT-7 installs easily. We right-clicked the desktop and selected Gadgets, which called up the Windows gadget manager. This page let us open or uninstall the gadget. Digital Clock GT-7 opened with the time displayed in four digits in the default white scheme against a gray-toned background. We clicked the wrench icon, which called up the program's settings. Here we could change the color of the digits and make the delimiter colon flash or not. The Windows gadget options let us change the clock display's opacity, too, and we could drag the gadget around the desktop in the usual way. Other than a Web link, that's it; but the whole idea behind gadgets is simplicity, and this one stays close to home.

Digital Clock GT-7 is a simple but effective gadget for anyone who wants to view their system time in desktop clock in 24-hour format. It's free, so even if you only use it now and then, it's worth keeping around.

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