Adding additional clocks to the Windows 8 or Windows 7 taskbar is an old trick but if you ever need to keep track of time zones across the globe, it can REALLY come in handy! Over the last few weeks I’ve been travelling quite a bit so I can tell you first hand, this is a groovy trick if you never knew this was possible.
How to Add Extra Clocks / Time Zones to Windows 8 or 7 Taskbar
Click the Clock in the Taskbar and then Click Change date and time settings…
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.
And that’s it. Click the Clock again in the Taskbar and the new clocks should all appear! In my example below, I’m in Europe this week however with this groovy tip it’s easy for me to check the time both locally, back home and in Sydney!
For both Windows 7 and Windows 8, you’re limited to only two additional clocks. If you want to add an extra time zone to your Outlook 2010 Calendar, that’s a possibility as well.
Editors Note – From the groovyArchives
This how to tutorial is an updated post from our archives. Being recently updated for Windows 8, I wanted to share it again with the groovyReaders.