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    Hide or Show Seconds on Taskbar Clock in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show Seconds on Taskbar Clock in Windows 10
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    14 Mar 2017
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    How to Hide or Show Seconds on Taskbar Clock in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The clock on your taskbar in Windows 10 displays the system time and date. By default, the time does not include showing seconds.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show seconds on the taskbar system clock for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .bat files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    ShowSecondsInSystemClock DWORD

    0 = Hide seconds
    1 = Show seconds


    EXAMPLE: Hide or Show seconds on taskbar system clock
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (hide) or step 3 (show) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Hide Seconds on Taskbar System Clock

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Hide_seconds_on_taskbar_clock.bat

    download


     3. To Show Seconds on Taskbar System Clock

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Show_seconds_on_taskbar_clock.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .bat file.

    6. Run the .bat file.

    7. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 848
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       03 Jan 2017 #1

    Mooly really really likes that one
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  2. Posts : 21,605
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       03 Jan 2017 #2

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    04 Jan 2017 #3

    Awesome!
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  4.    14 Mar 2017 #4

    PERFECT. If one is a day-trader, seconds count!
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       14 Mar 2017 #5

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  6.    22 Mar 2017 #6

    I found a web-site in December that showed how to do this through step by step instruction. I got zapped by a "Trojan" last week and was forced to re-install Windows.
    Do you think I could find that web site to do it again but no luck.
    I Googled again and found this link.
    Thanks for the .bat files, executed it and poof instantly there they were, the missing seconds.
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       22 Mar 2017 #7

    You're most welcome Tim (Madbiker1960), and welcome to Ten Forums.
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8

    the tutorial for how to show show seconds on the taskbar system clock worked perfectly.
    is there a way to add 2 spaces so that the seconds are separated from the colon ?

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       1 Week Ago #9

    Hello @jrjr,

    You can use step 5 in Option Two of the tutorial below to manually change your "Long time" format to h:mm ss tt like below to have a space between time (hour/minutes) and seconds on the taskbar system clock.

    Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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