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
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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).

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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