Here is one of my favorite PPC tweaks that saves you precious screen real estate since you don't need the "Date" today screen plugin (unless you need to see the day of the week): display both date and time in the title bar (where usually only the time is shown). What you need is a registry value "TBOpt" of type Binary, set to "13 00 00 00", under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Shell:

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Then do a soft reset, and you get more information at a glance:

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Nice, isn't it?