Uptime Displays How Long Windows Has Been Running

Uptime is a small portable tool that displays the total number of seconds, minutes or hours for which your Windows PC has been running. It can be dragged and positioned anywhere on your screen wherever you find it convenient. We can also customize the way it displays the total time that has passed since you started your Windows computer.

When you launch Uptime, it displays a basic settings window. In this small window, we can choose the way it is going to display the time. We can choose the font face, font size, font style, text color, and the background color. We can choose the display format for the time – long format or the short format. Additionally, we can also display the seconds along with other units of time. The long format is convenient if your PC has been running for many weeks or months.


As soon as you save these settings, you will see the uptime display on your screen. You can click and drag it on any position on the screen. Personally I favor the top-right corner for displaying the uptime.  We can make it change color as soon as we hover the mouse cursor over the uptime. We can also change the settings so that it flashes the time but flashing display (changing color) can become a headache very soon.

Once Uptime is running and is displaying the time on your screen, you can right-click on it view a small menu. From this small menu, we can choose the settings, make it to always stay on top of all the other windows and we can minimize it to the notification area.


Uptime is a small tool that can be very useful to know how long you have your system up and running. On Android systems, we can find the uptime from the Android settings screen. But for Windows PC users, we can use this small Uptime utility to see the uptime.

You can download Uptime from http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/uptime/.