How to Make Your Windows 10 Taskbar Clock Show Seconds

  1. Cherokee's Avatar
    Posts : 60
    Windows 10 version 20H2 - 64 bit Home
       #1

    How to Make Your Windows 10 Taskbar Clock Show Seconds


    I completed this small change and it works perfect. Did not take more than a couple of minutes.
    I find seconds extremely useful for certain time-check tasks and generally useful to have.
    A minute is a long time in the computer world.

    Follow the clear and easy instructions given pictorially in the link below and its done.
    You have to restart your PC afterwards to show the seconds.

    I had to use the 32-bit choice specified, regardless of my PC being a 64-bit set when selecting the new DWORD value.

    Follow this link exactly -
    https://www.howtogeek.com/325096/how...splay-seconds/

    The image shown is my taskbar showing seconds -

    Last edited by Cherokee; 28 Jun 2019 at 04:31.
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  2. Stevekir's Avatar
    Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #2

    It didn't work for me. I tried to unblock it but there was no offering to do that (which means the file is not blocked). It flickered for a fraction of a second so I assumed it did not work. So I tried the other way, by simply opening the .bat file but it flickered and again disappeared.


    HANG ON! Seconds now appear on the taskbar. Also, the time it shows is exactly UTC time, which I use. No need to restart.

    Many thanks.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 19,215
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Cherokee said:
    That is one of my favourite TenForums tutorials, such a little change but so satisfying.
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  4. nunzio's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    Now also me I got seconds !!!! Thank you.
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  5. Cherokee's Avatar
    Posts : 60
    Windows 10 version 20H2 - 64 bit Home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    What is wrong with my link -
    https://www.howtogeek.com/325096/how...splay-seconds/

    Only took a couple of minutes and it worked immediately.
    Last edited by Cherokee; 28 Jun 2019 at 04:52.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 19,215
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    Cherokee said:
    What is wrong with my link....
    It takes readers away from Ten Forums when there is a Ten Forums tutorial published about nine months before the article you linked to that does exactly the same thing in exactly the same way.

    Hide or Show Seconds on Taskbar Clock in Windows 10
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  7. Cherokee's Avatar
    Posts : 60
    Windows 10 version 20H2 - 64 bit Home
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Bree said:
    It takes readers away from Ten Forums when there is a Ten Forums tutorial published about nine months before the article you linked to that does exactly the same thing in exactly the same way.

    Hide or Show Seconds on Taskbar Clock in Windows 10
    Thanks Bree, but I find my link infinitely more easy to follow than the tutorial.
    No downloading files and fiddling with them.
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,523
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928
       #8

    You find it easier to go into regedit and make a registry change than to download a small batch file and run it?
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