Is it possible to display the clock on the taskbar on each screen in Windows 8, preferably without 3rd-party tools?

  • @Karan I'm speaking of the taskbar. – Caleb Jares Oct 29 '12 at 5:49
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    Ah, read only the title and thought you were talking of the desktop and start screen. Anyway, is the query really specific to Windows 8 or equally valid for older versions as well that supported multi-monitor setups? – Karan Oct 29 '12 at 5:51
  • By default Windows 8 is configured to show taskbar on all monitors (see Taskbar Properties dialog box). Isn't the clock displayed too? – harrymc Nov 9 '12 at 6:58
  • Although this is NOT at the taskbar, it could be helpful to some (eg. running fullscreen apps on one monitor and want clock on another): Install a "Clock" app via the Windows Store. Run the clock and move it to the other screen by pressing Windows logo key + PgUp/PgDown – Anders Sandberg Nordbø Sep 22 '13 at 19:38

Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607, build 14393.10) was pushed to standard update channels on August 2 2016, and now there is no longer any need to install third party software to use dual monitor taskbar clocks.

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This screenshot of a dual-monitor setup shows the clock on both the left and the right monitor taskbars outlined in red. No additional configuration is required (other than allowing the install of the update).

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You can't display the clock on both taskbar. It is possible to drag your primary taskbar to the second monitor providing they are unlocked first.

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    As of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this answer will no longer be correct - as multiple clocks per taskbar will be supported – RoguePlanetoid May 17 '16 at 15:06
  • @RoguePlanetoid Will it just be a matter of right-clicking the taskbar, selecting properties, and finding it right on the Taskbar tab? – Panzercrisis Jun 29 '16 at 14:51
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    The answer will remain correct - the question explicitly covers windows 8 – Lister Aug 3 '16 at 8:23
  • Perfect answer. 1. It's not possible 2. Dragging unlocked taskbar as needed whenever you want does the job – Ayman Salah Jan 3 '17 at 14:30

I wanted the same thing you were looking for. I just discovered if you hit Windows + c , this seems to bring the time and date to the lower left of the screen wherever you are. It helps me, and I hope it is helpful to others.

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  • Doesn't work ingame though, that's the only reason I want a 2nd clock. – lama12345 Mar 21 '16 at 17:10
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    Does nothing for me on windows 10 – Ayman Salah Jan 3 '17 at 14:30

Third-Party Solutions

  • Ultramon - ($$ but 30-day free trial period) mentioned by @Robert Kelly
  • DisplayFusion - Only the Pro versions ($$ but 30-day free trial period) show the clock on all taskbars. Free version does not.
  • Actual Multiple Monitors - 30-day free trial period
  • MultiMon - Lighter weight version of zbar and ultramon, and easier to set up. Free version designed for XP. Paid versions have not been updated recently (no info on Win8+ support).
  • T-Clock Redux - Free and open source (GitHub - pre-compiled binaries are available).

Finally, not a taskbar clock per se, but DexClock is an interesting (free) wallpaper-based clock solution that might address your needs.

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  • DisplayFusion was cool but didn't' like that it wasn't free. I ended up going with a simplistic one called DS Clock which is simplistic and has a low memory footprint. I have it looking pretty vanilla even though it's not exactly the same it gets the job done :) – CTS_AE Dec 6 '15 at 20:38
  • Ultramon also has a free trial period. – danielpopa Dec 12 '15 at 13:10
  • None of these freely get the job done – toddmo Jan 7 '16 at 22:09
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    @Baodad, Can you add Third-Party solution 'T-Clock' to your post?github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock – mathijsuitmegen May 31 '16 at 8:43
  • @mathijsuitmegen You should have posted that as a separate answer, it's the only free alternative and it works perfectly even with Windows 10 – Tobias Kienzler Aug 8 '16 at 9:02

Possible with a program called Ultramon. Link

Of course, this is WITH 3rd party tools, but it looks completely native once you get it setup. Just if you're still looking for a solution! Good luck.

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  • It's not free, sadly :( – Lemurr Mar 22 '13 at 1:56

As far as I know, this is currently not possible without a 3rd party utility.

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For win7 there is an open-source tool: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dualmonitortb

It's a little bit unstable, but it does the job perfectly

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