How to make Windows 10 Taskbar Clock Display Seconds

The taskbar clock of Windows 10 can show the exact time up to the seconds. This function involves the enabling of a registry hack and operates only on Windows 10. Taskbar clock early beta versions did not display seconds. This induced performance issues in the 90s, however, and the function was eliminated before Windows 95 was released. A registry editor is a useful tool that can make the process unreliable or even inoperative. This is a relatively simple hack and you should not have any issues as long as you follow the directions. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to make Windows 10 taskbar clock display seconds.

Make Windows 10 Taskbar Clock Display Seconds

To make Windows 10 taskbar clock display seconds, follow this procedure step by step:

Click the Search button. Type Regedit in the search bar and choose the option as the following image is showing:

As soon as you will click the regedit option, the Registry Editor will open as follows:

Navigate through the following path in the Registry Editor:


As soon as you will navigate through the above mentioned path, the screen will look like this:

Right click on the right pane of the screen and navigate through New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value as follows:

A new field will be created. Rename the field as ShowSecondsInSystemClock like this:

Now double click the ShowSecondsInSystemClock and following dialogue box will appear:

Now enter the Value data as 1 then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Registry Editor and restart the Windows 10. Changes will be applied after restarting Windows as follows:

If you don’t want to see the seconds in the system clock, delete the word or set the value as 0.


By following this procedure you will be able to make Windows 10 taskbar clock display seconds.

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