Did you know that you can add a little more info to the clock widget in the Taskbar by having it display seconds?
By default, you can click the time display and the resulting popup will show the time with seconds. But you might prefer to have them show all the time, for accurate time measurement or just because you like customizing your Taskbar. Note that this method only works on Windows 10.
Start by opening the Registry Editor. Type regedit into the Start Menu and launch the utility. Accept the administrator prompt and you’ll arrive in the Registry. As usual, make sure to be careful when you’re in here.
Use the left tree to drill down to this location:
Right-click on the Advanced folder in the left sidebar. Choose New > DWORD (32-bit Value). Give it the following name:
Next, double-click this value in the right panel. In the Value data field, set its value to 1. Click OK to save your change, then you can close the Registry Editor. After you log off and sign back in to your account, you’ll see seconds showing in the clock.
If you ever decide you want to remove the seconds, head back to this Registry location. You can either change the new key’s value to 0 or just delete it.
Need the most accurate time on your PC? Check out how to set up an atomic clock sync.
Do you use the clock in Windows often? Does having seconds help you or do you not need exact time tracking? Tell us down in the comments!
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