Simple Floating Clock 1.8

With the release of Mac OS X 10.5, Apple got rid of the translucent floating clock. You can have it back if you like.


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What's This?

It's a clock. A simple, floating analog clock that sits on your desktop any where you'd like to put it. It works on Mac OS X 10.6 and up. It may run on 10.5, but only on Intel machines.


Because Apple got rid of that option in the stock clock with the release of Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) on October 26, 2007. Some people like it.

Pretty Boring, Isn't It?

Well, yeah. You can customize it a bit if you open the Preferences window with a control-click or right-click on the clock face. There's really not much to do to a clock and still leave it useful, though. If you've got some ideas, send them along to Happy to consider enhancements.

It all ended in tears.

So you activated the click-through mode and then hid the menu bar icon, and then realized you wanted to change something, eh? Okay, so here's what you do:

  1. Open the Activity Monitor application and use it to tell SFC to quit.
  2. Open a terminal window and enter the command "defaults delete com.splook.SimpleFloatingClock SFCShowStatusItem" and hit the return key.

You can now relaunch SFC and find the icon back in the menu bar.

Wait. I'm still on PowerPC.

It's getting continuously tougher as a small developer to develop and provide support that I consider acceptable for software for older platforms. Version 1.7.1 is still pretty good. It's PPC/x86 and runs on 10.4+.

Alright. How much?

Nothing. Nada. Zip. It's free, just like Jeffrey White asked for when he wrote to Macintouch. Now, that said I certainly wouldn't mind joyful tears of appreciation directed my way, or small donations via PayPal (to or paper mail:

Greg Weston
PO Box 54
Avon CT 06001
But that's utterly up to you.