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How can I display seconds as part of the current time displayed in the taskbar?

A. The taskbar displays only the hours and minutes for the current time. This behavior dates back to the days of Windows 95, when displaying the seconds was deemed to be too CPU intensive. You can't use Windows to display seconds, but you can use one of several third-party utilities, such as Tclock2, which adds the date and seconds and is fully configurable.

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