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Show seconds in Taskbar clock

Windows Tips & Tricks

Show seconds in Taskbar clock

»» 31.JAN.2017 / updated: ---/

Show seconds in Taskbar clock: Microsoft team in Redmond, occasionally, launches new versions of Windows for testing, or final versions, where introduced new features, but not yet activated, or this is features old, but of computer stability are introduced only basic settings for inexperienced users, or because might not be complete and can cause problems to users. We can enjoy the benefits of these features already now, only can be activated. Such expansion feature is the clock on the taskbar with secondary indicator.

Show seconds in Taskbar clock

Quick tip: At the bottom of the page, download the completed program, which will record the database in a moment. A "manual" change of the registry can cause system error.

I did it as follows

  1. I pressed on the keyboard Win + R keys simultaneously.
  2. In the Run window appeared, I typed regedit.

Quick tip: Works only with Windows 10. Windows 7 users need a utility such as T-Clock Redux ...

Searched the following registry key:


In this window clicked with the right button of the mouse on an empty space and from the pop-up menu, I chose the following:

  1. New.
  2. DWORD (32-bit) Value - (it created a new DWORD entry).
  3. The newly created DWORD key I renamed into: ShowSecondsInSystemClock.
  4. To validate, clicked on an empty space in this window.
  5. Clicked again with the right button of mouse, on this new entry.
  6. In the edit window appeared, I changed the value 0 (zero) in the amount of 1 (one).
  7. Ready. It took just 1 minute.

After reboot or log off - log in, the clock function with secondary display.

More Detailed

Open Registry Editor.

  • Press the Windows -Logo + R key simultaneously on the keyboard.
  • Press the Windows + R key simultaneously on the keyboard

  • Appears RUN window in the bottom, left. Enter -regedit- and then click on Ok.
  • In the RUN window Enter regedit

  • Search the following key:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    click on Advanced button

  • Click on one empty space with right button of mouse, and in the appeared menu click on New and then click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • click on DWORD (32-bit) Value

  • Will appear as a new recording, named New Value #1.
  • Will appear as a new recording, named New Value #1

  • Click with the right button of mouse, on this new entry, and from the pop-up appeared click now with the left mouse button on Rename. Rename in: ShowSecondsInSystemClock.
  • Right-click on this new entry and select Rename

  • Click again with the left mouse button on this newly created DWORD key, and from pop-up menu select Modify.
  • Click again with the left mouse button on this newly created DWORD key

  • In the Value name box enter number 1 (one) and click on OK.
  • In the Value field, enter the number one

    Ready. You can close all windows. Restart the computer to take the effect.

    Download clock.exe

    Depending on the complexity of the above description, you do not need to do anything, just download clock.exe (314 KB) ready to go. Just two clicks and it works. Restart is required.

    Error after reboot?

    If d'ont show Seconds in Taskbar Clock, does not appear, make sure you use these description correctly. Open the registry editor again, and verify that you have entered the ShowSecondsInSystemClock name correctly. Check if you have entered number (1) (one). Locate you have entered all the data in the registry key corresponding.

    Attention! Modify the database entries at your own risk.


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