Compared with Windows 10, although Windows 11 brings a new experience in terms of design, some functions do not satisfy users. For example, you can no longer see the date and time on the taskbar of a second or third monitor in Windows 11. Only the main monitor shows it. Fortunately, we can still find some ways to solve this problem. Next, this article will cover two ways to add the time and date to the taskbar on a second monitor in Windows 11.
Method 1: Add clock back on second monitor taskbar by joining the Windows Insider Program
Joining the Insider Program is the most straightforward way to add the time and date to the taskbar of a second monitor in Windows 11. Microsoft has released Windows 11 build 22000.526 to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels.
Here are the steps to add the time and date to the taskbar of a second monitor in Windows 11 by joining the Windows Insider Program:
Open the Settings app and go to the Windows Update section, then select Windows Insider Program.
Click Start, choose a Microsoft account to link to the Insider Program, and select the Release Preview channel when asked which channel to join. Any other option could mean you’ll get an unstable version of Windows 11, so Release Preview is your best bet.
Restart your PC when prompted.
After restarting your PC, go back to Windows Update and check for updates. You should see a cumulative update labeled KB5010414.
Let the update install and restart your PC again. You should now see the time and date on the taskbar on all monitors.
After receiving this update, you may need to unenroll in the Windows Insider Program. Return to the appropriate page to unregister your PC for the preview build, then you’ll return to receive regular monthly updates.
Option 2: Use ElevenClock to put clock back on second monitor taskbar with Windows 11
If you don’t want to join the Windows Insider Program, you can use the ElevenClock third-party program to add the time back. ElevenClock helps you add time and date to all your displays quickly and easily.
Immediately after completing the installation, you will see the time and date on the taskbar of all monitors.
In addition to using ElevenClock to add the time and date to the taskbar on a second monitor in Windows 11, if you want to customize your settings, you can open ElevenClock settings, which gives you a lot of customization options.
- ElevenClock can align the clock to the left side of the taskbar, hide notification badges, and more.
- ElevenClock can add seconds to the taskbar clock. And that feature has been removed from Windows 11 by Microsoft.
- ElevenClock supports taskbar customization such as Start11
For these functions to work, you need to have ElevenClock running at startup. This function can be enabled by default when ElevenClock is installed.
Of course, if you still find it too cumbersome, you can also do nothing and wait for Microsoft to release the next cumulative update for Windows 11. The next Patch Tuesday will be March 8, and Microsoft will likely re-add this feature. In addition to adding a clock to the second display, there may also be new widget buttons that display the current weather on the taskbar, new features for Teams, and more.