Windows Vista tip: Sticky Taskbar clock/calendar pop-up

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could ‘sticky’ the Taskbar clock/calendar pop-up in Windows? Very useful when you want to refer to the calendar while working in a different application. Vista allows you to do this, sort of. Here’s how:

  • Click on the Windows logo (Start button) to display the Windows start menu.
  • Click on the Taskbar Clock to display the Taskbar clock/calendar pop-up.
  • Click on the Windows logo (Start button) again to hide the Windows start menu.

(With the help of the keyboard: Win key –> Click on taskbar clock –> Win key)

The Taskbar clock/calendar pop-up is now sticky! You can now switch to any other application, but the clock/calendar pop-up stays on screen and on top of all other windows. 

Sticky Taskbar Clock Calendar Popup

Click on the Taskbar clock again to hide the pop-up.

This ‘feature’ is probably a bug and may be removed (i.e. fixed) in the next version of Windows. Enjoy it while it lasts!