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.
Reboot the computer to apply the changes.
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.