How to Show Seconds in Windows 10 Taskbar Clock

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on enabling the display of seconds in the clock located in the Taskbar notification area or system tray of a Windows 10 operating system.

How to Enable Seconds in Taskbar Clock in Windows 10:

Windows 10 users can reveal the seconds in the Taskbar clock by utilizing a discreet Registry tweak, as there is no direct user interface option available for this purpose.

Press the “WIN+R” key combination to open the RUN dialog box, then type “regedit” and press Enter. This action will launch the Registry Editor.


Navigate to the following key in the Registry Editor:


In the right-side pane, locate the DWORD named “ShowSecondsInSystemClock” If it’s not present, right-click on an empty area, select “New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value,” and name the new DWORD as “ShowSecondsInSystemClock


To activate the display of seconds on the Taskbar clock, double-click on the “ShowSecondsInSystemClock” DWORD and set its value to 1.

ShowSecondsInSystemClock value 1

Reboot the computer to apply the changes.

Seconds in Clock

Disabling Seconds on Windows 10 Taskbar Clock:

If you decide to disable the display of seconds on the Taskbar clock in the future, follow these steps:

Open the Registry Editor using the “WIN+R” key combination and typing “regedit”

Navigate to the same key:


Locate the “ShowSecondsInSystemClock” DWORD.

Double-click on “ShowSecondsInSystemClock” and change its value to 0.

By following these steps, you can easily toggle the display of seconds on the Taskbar clock according to your preference.

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