Seeking a taskbar clock overlay as a tool for location obfuscation

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Magic Missile, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Magic Missile

    Magic Missile Registered Member

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    I'm looking for an overlay that would cover the clock in my taskbar with an overlay of a clock, with the overlay clock running off of the system clock +/- a set number of hours. The goal being to set my system clock to a different continent, to obfuscate my location, while still being able to use it as a clock without having to do math in my head. Does such a tool exist? The few that I've found mirror the system clock time with no ability to offset.
     
  2. Jerry666

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    just set time to what tz want and use windows second clock to set to your real time , it shows both times when you put your cursor on time date in taskbar
     
  3. mirimir

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    Obfuscate to whom? Someone looking over your shoulder? Cameras? But then, they see lots more than the time.
     
  4. Magic Missile

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    Web pages that sniff that info.
     
  5. mirimir

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    OK, so set the system clock to UTC. And run a GUI clock app that converts to your local time. If it's not a system setting, I doubt that a browser can see it.
     
  6. Lagavulin16

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    No doubt lots more... and there's the kicker.
     
  7. Magic Missile

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    So does anyone know of a taskbar clock overlay that works on Windows 10 x64? Every few days I try a new one and it won't work for one reason or another. No AV alerts of any sort are popping up when I try them. For instance, most recently I tried TimeLeft, whose help file shows an option to replace the system clock, but navigating to the area shown in the help file, the option shown in the help file isn't there. Various other 'always on top' clocks fail to remain on top, any time I click on the taskbar, the clock will become and stay obscured by the taskbar.
     
  8. mirimir

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    Maybe duct tape a cheap watch to the edge of the monitor?
     
  9. Magic Missile

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    On a laptop, so I wouldn't be able to close the lid. ;)
     
  10. imdb

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    i think our buddy magic's spent just a tad too much time on whoer.net lately. :rolleyes:
    just disable java script in your browser or use a script blocker. there's no other way.
     
  11. imdb

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    one of the best i've seen lately. :argh:
    god bless ya :thumb:
     
  12. mirimir

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    Eventually, there will be watches as thin as duct tape, with polymer battery. I'm sure that it's doable now.
     
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