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Additional Clocks Shortcut - Create

How to Create an "Additional Clocks" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Vista
Published by Brink
06 Jan 2011
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How to Create an "Additional Clocks" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Vista

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Vista and Windows 7 can display up to three clocks: one for the local time, and two additional clocks for the time in other time zones of your choice.

This will show you how to download or create a Additional Clocks shortcut in Windows 7 and Vista.

You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.


EXAMPLE: Additional Clocks
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OPTION ONE
To Download the "Additional Clocks" Shortcut
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below
Additional_Clocks.zip
download
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Additional Clocks shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Additional Clocks shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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5. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Additional Clocks" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
Code:
%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1
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3. Type Additional Clocks for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Additional Clocks shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", type in the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\system32\timedate.cpl
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn




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09 Sep 2011   #1
voiv

windows 7
 
 

Nice tutorial.

You showed here this parameter:

Code:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1
which is the "Additional clocks" tab after clicking on "Change date and time settings"

My question is: Whats the parameter for this little window?

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09 Sep 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Voiv,

I'm not sure, but left clicking on the taskbar clock will open it as well with one click.
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09 Sep 2011   #3
voiv

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your asnwer and yeah that's how it works. But I just want to create a shortcut for it, more precisely a new icon in rocketdock so that when I click on it, that little window appears.
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14 Sep 2011   #4
ptwd

win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

yeah how about it Brink a shortcut for that little window
ptwd
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14 Sep 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ptwd,

I haven't found a way to create a shortcut for it yet other than just left clicking on the clock to see it.
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