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Windows 7: Add seconds to taskbar clock?


08 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Add seconds to taskbar clock?

Has anyone yet found a way of adding the seconds tick to the standard Windows 7 taskbar clock?

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08 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The standard Windows clock does not have the feature of showing seconds. The only practical solution is to use a third party clock. I have no experience with any.
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08 Jul 2013   #3

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

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08 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Appreciate the replies!

Sadly it does seem 3rd-party apps are the only option. Incredible that MS chooses to display an active second hand on the left-click pop-up clock from the taskbar and also digitally displays the seconds in the Time & Date properties tab but disallows this option in the persistent clock.

Anyhow, even though I was searching for a very minimalist option T-Clock 2010 had me enthusiastic until I noticed it has no auto synchronization (a fairly important factor for my usage). The next best utility I found for adding seconds to the system clock is 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's Blog . While it does have fewer bells and whistles (preferred) it doesn't designate yes or no for auto-synchronization. If I get an affirmative reply from the developer I'll inevitably give it a go as it looks to be the best option...so far.
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08 Jul 2013   #5

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I've been using TClockEx
TClockEx (free) - Download the latest version for Windows in english on Kioskea
since my Win95 days. Easily personalized and customizable, it works great with 7


What sort of auto sync are you looking for that isn't done automatically via Windows 7's Internet Time sync in Control Panel's Date and Time settings?
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08 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Much appreciate the reply OvenMaster.

Based on the following T-Clock FAQ I assumed T-Clock basically replaces Windows clock and likely nixes the sync function.

"Q. Does T-Clock include Time Synchronization?
A.
No. Time Synchronization is a system level privilege that requires Administrative Rights. T-Clock was written to comply with current industry standards that dictate that applications running in a Standard User session not require (or even try to) access protected system functions."

Since I see so many people rate it highly I still may give one of the t-Clock iterations a try on different Windows 7 system to test its utilization.



*EDIT* -- Just realized that as the FAQ is written it may mean that if your login is admin privileged it may not be an issue.
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09 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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09 Jul 2013   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I've been using TClockEx
TClockEx (free) - Download the latest version for Windows in english on Kioskea
since my Win95 days. Easily personalized and customizable, it works great with 7


What sort of auto sync are you looking for that isn't done automatically via Windows 7's Internet Time sync in Control Panel's Date and Time settings?
TClockEX will only work on a 32bit OS. The OP has a 64bit OS. But I do like TClockEX and I used it until I got a 64bit OS.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golem View Post
Much appreciate the reply OvenMaster.

Based on the following T-Clock FAQ I assumed T-Clock basically replaces Windows clock and likely nixes the sync function.

"Q. Does T-Clock include Time Synchronization?
A.
No. Time Synchronization is a system level privilege that requires Administrative Rights. T-Clock was written to comply with current industry standards that dictate that applications running in a Standard User session not require (or even try to) access protected system functions."

Since I see so many people rate it highly I still may give one of the t-Clock iterations a try on different Windows 7 system to test its utilization.



*EDIT* -- Just realized that as the FAQ is written it may mean that if your login is admin privileged it may not be an issue.
No, logging in as admin changes nothing because T-Clock does not try to sync the time. Windows 7 already does that. If you want a time sync app, try D4. It has been around for quite some time and is actively being supported/updated:
http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/screenshots.htm
http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/updates.htm
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09 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Windows must know the current time for a variety of purposes, the clock display being a relatively minor one. To maintain the accuracy of this time Windows has long had the ability to sync with an Internet time standard. Third party clocks such as T-Clock do nothing more than provide an alternative means of displaying the time. They do not replace Windows time keeping system. There should be no need for such a clock to do it's own time sync.
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09 Jul 2013   #10

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I've been using TClockEx
TClockEx (free) - Download the latest version for Windows in english on Kioskea
since my Win95 days. Easily personalized and customizable, it works great with 7


What sort of auto sync are you looking for that isn't done automatically via Windows 7's Internet Time sync in Control Panel's Date and Time settings?
TClockEX will only work on a 32bit OS. The OP has a 64bit OS. But I do like TClockEX and I used it until I got a 64bit OS.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golem View Post
Much appreciate the reply OvenMaster.

Based on the following T-Clock FAQ I assumed T-Clock basically replaces Windows clock and likely nixes the sync function.

"Q. Does T-Clock include Time Synchronization?
A.
No. Time Synchronization is a system level privilege that requires Administrative Rights. T-Clock was written to comply with current industry standards that dictate that applications running in a Standard User session not require (or even try to) access protected system functions."

Since I see so many people rate it highly I still may give one of the t-Clock iterations a try on different Windows 7 system to test its utilization.



*EDIT* -- Just realized that as the FAQ is written it may mean that if your login is admin privileged it may not be an issue.
No, logging in as admin changes nothing because T-Clock does not try to sync the time. Windows 7 already does that. If you want a time sync app, try D4. It has been around for quite some time and is actively being supported/updated:
Thinking Man Software - Dimension 4 v5.3 Screen Shots
Thinking Man Software - Dimension 4 v5.3 Updates
Ah, crap. Didn't realize that TClockEx was 32-bit only. Sorry 'bout that.
I remember using Dimension 4 ages ago, and I tried it again last night. Still works fine
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