How To Add Additional Clocks (time zones) in Windows 10


A useful feature in Windows 7 and 8, for me anyway, is the ability to add extra clocks from different time zones. I read somewhere, can’t remember where, that this feature is no longer available in Windows 10. However, that information is incorrect, adding additional clocks (or time zones) is actually very simple in Windows 10, here’s how:

Open the Start Menu and click Alarms & Clock:

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In the menu across the top of the Alarms & Clock window, click World Clock. This will then display your local time by default.

To add additional clocks (time zones):

  1. Click the plus sign at bottom right of the window
  2. Type in a location
  3. Click the location as shown in the results
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When you’ve finished, you’ll see something like this:

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This may not be quite as convenient as the feature in Windows 7 and 8, where viewing your various time zones is just a matter of hovering the mouse cursor over the time display in the notification area of the Taskbar, but it is not limited to just two additional time zones either (which is the case in both Windows 7 and 8).


I actually think this is an improvement over the old feature as it not only allows for adding more time zones but also automatically displays the time differential between local time and listed locations.

It’s still early days for me with Windows 10 but over the next few weeks, leading up to the official release (29th July), we’ll be publishing a variety of Windows 10 “how to” articles. I suggest you bookmark each one as you go along so if/when you do upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll then have a head start.

*Disclaimer: This guide is for Windows 10 Preview build 10130 and therefore subject to change.

 

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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