Time and Language Change Time Format in Windows 11


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Your regional format settings will influence how your date/time, numeric, and currency data types appear when you apply formatting options. Windows supports a variety of languages, plus currency and date/time formats for the countries/regions that use those languages.

You can change the short time and long time to a custom format you want used and displayed in Windows.

The time on the taskbar uses the short time format.

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This tutorial will show you how to change the time format used for your account in Windows 11.


Time formats for the current user are saved to the string values (REG_SZ) in the registry key below:

(Registry key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International

(String values)
sShortTime
sTimeFormat



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Option One

Change Time 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)


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

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4 Select the format you want in the Short time and Long time drop menus. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Time Format in Region Control Panel


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

2 In the Formats tab, select the format you want in the Short time and Long time drop menus, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Change Time Format in Customize Format Control Panel


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

2 In the Formats tab, click/tap on Additional settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Perform the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  1. Click/tap on the Date tab.
  2. Select the format you want in the Short time and Long time drop menus, or type the custom format you want in the Short time and Long time boxes.
  3. Click/tap on OK.
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4 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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