How-To Add Additional Clocks and Time Zones to the Windows Taskbar

Keep track of multiple times zones by adding by adding extra clocks to the Windows 8 or Windows 7 Taskbar. Here’s how to do it.

Adding additional clocks to Windows 10 is a great feature; however, it’s not new to Windows. You can also add additional clocks to Windows 7 and Windows 8 — which is very convenient if you need to keep track of the time in various time zones. Here’s how to do it.

How to Add Extra Clocks/Time Zones to the Windows Taskbar

1 – Click the Clock in the Taskbar and then click Change date and time settings.

Windows 7 display clock from Taskbar

2 – Click the Additional Clocks tab and check the box for either 1 or 2 additional clocks. Choose the Additional Time Zones using the drop-down and give them a Name. Click OK when done.

Microsoft Windows 7 add additional clock to Taskbar

3 – Click the Clock again in the Taskbar, and the new clocks should all appear!

Microsoft Windows 7 displaying additional clocks in different timezones

In my example, I’m in Europe this week; however, with this groovy tip, it’s easy for me to check the time locally, back home, and in Sydney, in the event I need to schedule a Zoom call with a colleague. Similar to Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8 limits you to only two additional clocks. If you want to add an extra time zone to your Microsoft Outlook calendar, that’s also a possibility.



  1. shockersh

    June 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    might be a simple tip but I never knew it was there…. even after almost a year of using Windows 7. groovy

    • MrGroove

      June 28, 2010 at 7:07 am

      I honestly thought I posted it on the site already. This week when I enabled it I noticed it wasn’t here yet.

      Glad it was a good tip for ya.

      • Steve Krause

        June 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Process works well for Windows 8 as well — Article slightly refreshed.

  2. pietro

    August 3, 2010 at 4:35 am

    But there is the possibility to mache this solution for all user, that are in a samba domain?
    There is the possibility to modify the default user settings?

  3. Nikky

    July 13, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Love it! I never knew!

  4. enigma

    March 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks Mr. Groove for sharing this. The Microsoft Time Zone clock I have for WinXP wont work in my Windows 7 64 bit and Microsoft has nothing for that OS. The tip you gave helped. I just wish Microsoft didn’t limit it to just two time zones.

    • Steve Krause

      March 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Yeah exactly. I would love to have the ability to add 5 or more. It would be just perfect!

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