9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2014 1:22 AM by kurolap
MegCee Level 1 (5 points)

Now that I am using Lion I can't see my clock any more when using mail etc in full screen. There must be a way to show it, isn't there? Also can't see Time
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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Wireless Mouse
  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    Move your mouse up to the Title bar area and it will appear.

  • Lanny Level 5 (6,929 points)

    Basically, if you can see the time, you can see the Title bar and you wouldn't be in full screen mode.

     

    Use the suggestion about moving the cursor to the top, or don't use the full screen mode.

  • MegCee Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks Barney for trying to help. I know how to find it but I do a lot of things while clock watching

    and I don't want to have to set up a separate clock beside the computer so I can always see the time. I've been late for appointments quite a few times while using Lion because I don't see the clock while working in full screen. If I go back to the old Leopard way I waste the full Lion experience.

  • Lanny Level 5 (6,929 points)

    MegCee wrote:

     

    Thanks Barney for trying to help. I know how to find it but I do a lot of things while clock watching

    and I don't want to have to set up a separate clock beside the computer so I can always see the time. I've been late for appointments quite a few times while using Lion because I don't see the clock while working in full screen. If I go back to the old Leopard way I waste the full Lion experience.

     

     

    You're not wasting the full Lion experience by not using full screen mode. It's an option for just that reason. If you have a big screen, it may not be practical to use full screen mode for many reasons.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    Went to MacUpdate and found QuartzClocks

    You have to go to the preferences and set it to float above other windows. You can also set it to allow click-through and transparency. If you use one with a sweeping hand, the smooth seconds option is less "eye-catching."

     

    With it running, right-click on the Dock icon and set it for All Desktops in the Option submenu.

     

    Other than something like that, I don't have any other ideas.

  • Lanny Level 5 (6,929 points)

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    Went to MacUpdate and found QuartzClocks

    You have to go to the preferences and set it to float above other windows. You can also set it to allow click-through and transparency. If you use one with a sweeping hand, the smooth seconds option is less "eye-catching."

     

    With it running, right-click on the Dock icon and set it for All Desktops in the Option submenu.

     

    Other than something like that, I don't have any other ideas.

    Did you test that app with Full Screen?

     

    Yahoo Widgets has a similar preference selection, but the "float above windows" doesn't work with full screen. If it did, then the full screen function wouldn't be actually full screen.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    Ha. you're right. I hate full screen, so I forgot to turn it back on when I tried out the clock app.

  • LifeReceiver Level 1 (20 points)

    While this thread is quite old it's still very relevant.  One solution that works is an app called GeekTool.  It lets you execute a shell command and display the result on the screen.  Here are some detailed instructions:

     

    http://mac.tutsplus.com/tutorials/customization/5-ways-to-make-your-macs-desktop -better-with-geektool/

     

    I used the following command to copy the default OS X clock:

     

    date +"%a %l:%M %p"

     

    It refreshes every second and I placed it at the bottom right corner of my screen.  I also hid the status bar in Safari to make it more visible.

  • kurolap Level 1 (0 points)

    I would also like to see the click ALWAYS when I'm in full screen mode, I have an empty space beside my address bar, I don't see why it can't be utilized for a clock. I understand I can point up but it's just an extra step and annoying when in theory all you have to do is "glance"