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

Adding additional clocks to Windows 10 is a great feature, however, it’s not something 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 8 or Windows 7 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 both 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 a possibility as well.



  1. shockersh

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

    • MrGroove

      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

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

  2. pietro

    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

    Love it! I never knew!

  4. enigma

    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

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

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