Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Add seconds to taskbar clock?

08 Jul 2013   #1
golem

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Jul 2013   #2
LMiller7

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2013   #3
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Jul 2013   #4
golem

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2013   #5
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2013   #6
golem

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 Win7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2013   #7
DriveSoft

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2013   #8
UsernameIssues

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 Win7 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. W7 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2013   #9
LMiller7

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2013   #10
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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 Win7 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. W7 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Add seconds to taskbar clock?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Seconds-only, always-on-top & transparent no-skin CLOCK?
Basically I'm looking for a continuous 60 second counter with the ability to configure size, transparency and make always-on-top. Analogue or digital would be fine although being able to indirectly view an overlayed clock style seconds hand would be perfect. Hoping there might be a clock with...
Customization
How to get clock in taskbar to display seconds
Is there any way to get the clock in the taskbar to display seconds as well as hour, minutes, and AM/PM?
General Discussion
How to get clock back on taskbar ?
It was there, over on the far right of the taskbar, together with the date, then somehow I removed it from the task bar, but now want to get it back. How to do that ? Thanks.
Installation & Setup
How can I change the clock, and taskbar centering?
I don't like the date being displayed. Is there some way I can replace it with a larger-font 24-hour-time clock? And is there a way to center the taskbar icons? The one way I can find is to create a new empty taskbar, but that doesn't do what I want -- they're all still the same distance apart.
General Discussion
taskbar clock
Can the clock be removed from the taskbar in Windows 7 ? (if so - HOW?)
Customization
How can I Undo disabled clock in taskbar
Using, Windows 7 Manager, I disabled my clock few days back. I want to undo this, but apparently I don't know how to do that. I tried to uncheck the tick box as well and saved, but nothin' happened. Through regedit I explored few pathways as well, e.g. I tried but didn't see any options...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App