In the recent builds of Windows 10, the clock from the taskbar has received a new feature: it’s now capable of showing your agenda and it also lets you schedule new events in your Calendar . It’s a small feature, yet a very useful one. This agenda is surely making the taskbar clock a lot more interesting on your desktop. If you didn’t click on it too often in the past, now you will likely do it a lot more. Here’s how to check your agenda for today and how to add new events to your Calendar , straight from your Windows 10 taskbar:
NOTE: The screenshots used in this article are from Windows 10 with Anniversary Update. Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available for free, to all Windows 10 users, as of August 2nd, 2016.
How to check your agenda from the Windows 10 taskbar
The Anniversary Update brought many improvements to the Windows 10 user interface, and one of the most important, especially in terms of productivity, is the integration between the Calendar app and the clock from the taskbar.
What does that mean? It means that you don’t have to open the Calendar app or wait for notifications to pop up in the Action Center in order to know what’s on your daily agenda. You can simply use the clock from the taskbar to get a short glimpse of what’s on your schedule.
To see your agenda directly from the taskbar, all you have to do is click or tap on the clock from the far right side of your taskbar. Right under the time and date sections, you will find a section titled Today that lists all the events you have scheduled for… today. :)
If you want to check on the details of a certain event that you have scheduled for today, click or tap on it. When you do that, Windows 10 automatically launches the Calendar app and takes you to that event’s details page.
Now you can edit your event as you see fit. When you save and close it, it will get updated both in the Calendar app, and in the agenda section of the clock from your taskbar.
How to add a new event to your calendar, from the Windows 10 taskbar
The agenda from Windows 10’s taskbar clock also lets you add new events, when you need to. To do that, click or tap on the clock from the taskbar, and then click or tap on + (plus) button from the right of Today .
Windows 10 will immediately start the Calendar and open the dialog for creating a new event. Enter the details for it and save it.
If you schedule it for today, it will be displayed on the clock agenda right now. If you schedule it for another day, the clock agenda will display it only when that day comes.
How to hide the agenda from the Windows 10 taskbar
If you don’t use the Calendar app from Windows 10, or if you don’t want to see the agenda from the taskbar clock, you can also hide it from view. To do that, click or tap on the taskbar clock, and then click or tap on the Hide agenda button.
If, at a later time, you’ll want to bring back the agenda on your taskbar, click or tap on the clock and then click or tap on the Show agenda button.
And that’s pretty much all there is to say about the agenda from the Windows 10 taskbar.
Checking the events that are on your agenda for today and scheduling new ones in your Windows 10 Calendar app is now easier and faster than ever before. Do you like how the Calendar app is integrated with your taskbar? Share your feelings with us in the comments below.