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Topic # 223111 13-Sep-2017 09:50
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Just wondering if anyone has found a way for the windows clock, bottom right corner to show seconds ? If I click on it it'll expand and show seconds (and the calendar) but it won't stick when I click elsewhere. Could use an app - any recommendations (they don't seem to get very good reviews in the store).





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  Reply # 1863339 13-Sep-2017 10:23
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Try this:

 

Go to Control Panel/Region and Language/Formats/Additional settings/Time, and change Short time to match Long time. It appears that you need to log off and back on for it to take effect. I have far too much stuff running to test it right now, so I can't guarantee that it'll work!




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  Reply # 1864326 13-Sep-2017 10:45
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Thanks but can't get that to work. Far as I can see, there is only a short drop down list of acceptable formats, non of which includes seconds, so can't add seconds to the short time format to make it like long time format, and there's no way, apparently, to make long time format the default.





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  Reply # 1864334 13-Sep-2017 10:53
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Hmm. In Win 7 you can type into it; is that not possible with the version you have?

 

Of course this might be a wild goose chase as it'll affect any other appearance of the short time throughout the OS.


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  Reply # 1864340 13-Sep-2017 10:56
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Click on Additional Settings in the bottom right corner and you should be able to come up with a custom format for Short Time.

 

 




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Thanks people but there's nothing for me in Windows 10 that gives an option to specifically include seconds in Short Time, can only add AM or PM.

 

However, good old Google gave this

 

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/show-seconds-taskbar-clock-showsecondsinsystemclock/

 

which works fine if you don't mind registry fiddling...





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  Reply # 1864357 13-Sep-2017 11:15
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Weird; I just tried a Win 10 VM and it let me add seconds. However, it ended up not actually helping; it seems that the clock doesn't actually respect these settings! [the Control Panel settings, not the registry tweak]


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  Reply # 1864362 13-Sep-2017 11:26
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rb99:

 

However, good old Google gave this

 

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/show-seconds-taskbar-clock-showsecondsinsystemclock/

 

which works fine if you don't mind registry fiddling...

 

 

Nice, that looks like the way to go.

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  Reply # 1864374 13-Sep-2017 11:34
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Looks like a good solution, another way is to install T-Clock which has some other neat features as well.

 

https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock




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  Reply # 1864410 13-Sep-2017 11:48
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Don't know why a VM would do that, but then the only thing I know about VMs is what VM stands for...

 

...and thanks for the link, t-clock looks nice, but a bit much for my needs.





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  Reply # 1864476 13-Sep-2017 13:33
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Just looked and yeah doesn't show seconds BUT if you click on the time then the calendar pops up and the time at top shows seconds. But otherwise it wont show. Windows 10 Pro




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  Reply # 1864530 13-Sep-2017 14:41
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True, but I want it to show seconds all the time (for now anyway). Am trying to look through some program logs to try to narrow down a bug, and figured an easy way to get close to the problem is to trigger it in the program, knowing when it is triggered to the second (and not the nearest minute) and hopefully see what I can spot in said logs at that exact time.





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  Reply # 1864531 13-Sep-2017 14:43
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The registry change works on W10 as well, you have to restart explorer (or log out and log back in)


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