Display Seconds in Taskbar Clock

The Taskbar Display everything such as date, time, day, month and the year. As well as it displays the hour, minutes and seconds. In this article, we have given you a brief description of about Taskbar Clock.

Before we proceed, it is important to know, why Microsoft did not build this capability into the Windows operating system, to begin with. Was the constant blinking of the colon is too distractive?

Said Microsoft

The blinking colon and the constantly-updating time were killing our benchmark numbers. On machines with only 4MB of memory (which was the minimum memory requirement for Windows 95), saving even 4K of memory had a perceptible impact on benchmarks. By blinking the clock every second, this not only prevents the code paths related to text rendering from ever being paged out. it also prevents the taskbar’s window procedure from being paged out. As well as the memory for stacks and data, plus all the context structures related to the Explorer process. Add up all the memory that was being forced continuously present, and you had significantly more than 4K.

Now that we know why the Windows Taskbar Clock does not display seconds, let us move on.

We have already seen how to add a day of a week to taskbar clock,no let us see if we can add seconds to the Taskbar Clock time.
Display seconds in Taskbar Clock

There is no other way to natively display the seconds in the Taskbar clock. If you want to do, you have to choose the 3rd-party free tools such as T- Clock Redux or TClockEx.


T-Clock Redux is an improved fork from Stoic Joker’s T-Clock 2010. Beside that allows you to display the seconds too, it provides many other features. It works on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. TClockEx is such free tool that can help you show seconds. This one also lets you tweak additional options in the Taskbar Clock.

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