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Chapter 2. A Field Guide to Windows XP > Some Mouse and Keyboard Fundamentals - Pg. 13

A Field Guide to Windows XP 13 Windows Wisdom The system tray's clock can also show you the date. To try it, move your mouse pointer until it sits over the time. After a second or two, the date pops up, just like that. If you ever need to change the time or date, double-click the clock. · Notification area--Windows XP populates this area with even more icons. In this case, these icons tell you a bit about what's happening with your machine. For example, an icon appears here when you add new hardware to your machine and another icon shows up while you're connected to the Internet. · Clock--The clock's purpose is obvious enough: It simply tells you the current time.