People have been searching for ways to display seconds on the Windows system tray clock for over a decade but still Windows doesn’t provide an option for this. While there is no way to get this on the native clock, if you want to show seconds in the taskbar clock, I will ask you to check out Stoic Joker’s T-Clock 2010.
T-Clock 2010 is an open source Windows tray clock replacement which looks a lot like the built-in one but comes with lot more options.
T-Clock 2010 features:
- Alarm clock
- Hourly chimes
- Timer watch
- Hotkey support
- Customized calendar
- Custom clock display format
- Quick menus for Sounds & Audio Options, Network Drive, Display Properties, and more
- Create custom menus for applications, folders, and more
- Automatically turn off monitor on Windows locking
- Drop files on to clock to perform custom action
Even with all these features, the program is quite light on memory ( just 1.5 MB on testing), and it seamlessly integrates with Windows.
To customize the Clock’s display format, right-click on the clock and select T-Clock Properties. In the configuration window that opens, click on the Time Format tab. In this tab, check boxes for the options you want on the clock. To further customize the text appearance, click on the Clock Text tab.
As a user-request, recently a new feature was added to the software that allows display of Unix Epoch in the tray clock. I haven’t seen any other app that does this on Windows. If you need to see Unix Time on Windows, just add
POSIX as a format specifier in the Custom Format field under Time Format tab. Hit Apply to immediately see the number of seconds elapsed since Unix Epoch 1970-01-01 00:00:00. For new lines add
\n to the format text.
T-Clock 2010 is compatible with all Windows versions. Inside the download file (below link) you will get the program source code and separate executable files for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
Download: T-Clock 2010 (build 98)