Windows 11 Cannot Show Seconds on Taskbar Clock

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The taskbar clock only shows hours and minutes.  The regedit to add ShowSecondsInSystemClock had no effect.  It is 2021.  It is a clock.  How hard could this be unless it is a conscious decision to cripple the clock, noting it was reported many times on the pre-release and insider forums.

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Give us seconds in the Clock back! :)
+1 Need this to be fixed.
+1 who's idea was it to remove seconds FFS!

+1, I need the seconds back in the clock

Is there any other way to show seconds in Windows 11?
+1 Whyyy, mr Microsoft, why

Come on - how hard can it be...?

@PhilT007  There is a small utility to add a clock with seconds, but only on a second display: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/add-clock-to-the-second-display-in-windows-11/...

Apparently it was a conscious decision when Microsoft removed it, but hey, apparently they "listen to users' feedback" so maybe they actually will this time. Also very fitting description, OP: "It is 2021. It is a clock."

Seriously, how hard is it to get a clock right, or worse, how did Microsoft to get a clock wrong?!
Please return the seconds clock back to us! We use it for monitoring and now have to resort to a 3rd party app!
I just installed it and it works perfectly. Thanks!