Display Seconds on Clock and Flash Time Separators for Mac OS X Yosemite
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to display the seconds for the time and flash the time separators for the Mac using OS X Yosemite.
To get started, we need to open the Date & Time Preferences panel, which we can do by clicking on the digital clock at the top of the screen.
Then go down to "Open Date & Time Preferences..."
Alternatively, we can go to the dock at the bottom of the screen.
There we can access "System Preferences", where we can reach the Date & Time Preferences.
We can also click on the Apple icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
Then click on the second option, which is "System Preferences..."
If we choose that route, we'll need to click on "Date & Time" in the "System Preferences" window.
Otherwise, go up to click on the clock, and then down to "Open Date & Time Preferences".
This will open the "Date & Time" preferences window.
Under "Time options" we can click on the check box next to "Display the time with seconds".
As soon as we click and add a check mark next to that option, we'll see that the clock at the top of the screen has changed to show the seconds.
We also have the option to check the box next to "Flash the time separators". This will take the colons in between the hours, minutes and seconds, and it will cause them to flash.
Let's click on "Flash the time separators". Now, each time a second goes by, the time separator colons change. Personally, I find this to be a bit annoying, so I will turn this option off. However, it is based on preference, so feel free to leave it on I desired.
Some people may want to turn off "Display the time with seconds", but the colon will still flash each second.
Once we've made all desired changes, we'll have our clock set to our personal standards, and we can close the "Date & Time" preferences window by clicking on the red circle with the black "x" at the top left-hand corner.
This concludes our tutorial on how to add a time separator or show the seconds on the clock on the Mac running OS X Yosemite. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. If you have any questions, comments, or need any additional information, just let us know in the section below, and we'll get back to you.
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