Time and Language Change Taskbar Time to 12 or 24 hour Clock Format in Windows 11


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Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.

The time on the taskbar corner displays the system time in a 12 hour clock format by default.

If you like, you can have the taskbar time display in a 24 hour clock format (aka: Military Time).

This tutorial will show you how to change the taskbar to display time in a 12 or 24 hour clock format for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Taskbar Time to 12 or 24 hour Clock Format in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Taskbar Time to 12 or 24 hour Clock Format in Control Panel


EXAMPLE: Taskbar time in 12 and 24 hour clock format

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Option One

Change Taskbar Time to 12 or 24 hour Clock Format in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Language & region on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Language & region settings

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3 Click/tap on Regional format to expand it open, and click/tap on Change formats. (see screenshot below)

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4 Perform one of the following actions for the Short time format you want: (see screenshot below)
  • Select either the 9:40 AM (default) or 09:40 AM format to use a 12-hour clock.
  • Select either the 9:40 or 09:40 format to use a 24-hour clock.
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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Taskbar Time to 12 or 24 hour Clock Format in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Region icon.

2 Perform one of the following actions for the Short time format you want: (see screenshot below step 3)
  • Select either the h:mm tt (default) or hh:mm tt format to use a 12-hour clock.
  • Select either the H:mm or HH:mm format to use a 24-hour clock.
3 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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