Show seconds in the Windows 11 taskbar

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I noticed the other day that my wife's laptop was showing seconds in the time in the taskbar but my laptop was not; a very handy feature to have.

I checked I had the latest update (22621.1702). I then searched online and most places said there should be an option under the taskbar behaviours section of settings to enable it. I went there and it wasn't present. Back to googling.

It seems like others have encountered this and there is a registry fix for this. It involves running regedit and then navigating to the section:


Once there, if there is no entry called "ShowSecondsInSystemClock" then add a new DWORD. Set this to 1. Some guides say a reboot is needed but my change showed up immediately.


How to Show Seconds in Windows 11 Taskbar Clock/