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12 hour time format

Postby billmoseley on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:44 pm

So Mint's easily the best Linux Distro by a long way and all, but for the love of God, when will they make it reasonably simple to set the time to 12 hour format? A) Shouldn't it ship that way by default? B) I seriously have to follow a link to a web page to get an obscure code to put in that will maybe work if I take the time to figure it out? Seems like this should be a pretty easy fix for the people that can build Cinnamon. Again, love Mint and all, but how is this so inscrutable?
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Re: 12 hour time format

Postby sammiev on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:01 am

I can use the 12 or 24 hour time in Cinnamon. I have my time set on the system for 24hr but on this forum your post shows up as the 12hr format. You just need to change your settings to what you prefer.
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Re: 12 hour time format

Postby xenopeek on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:15 am

billmoseley wrote:A) Shouldn't it ship that way by default?

No, because 24-hour clock is the most commonly used time notation in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_clock
billmoseley wrote:B) I seriously have to follow a link to a web page to get an obscure code to put in that will maybe work if I take the time to figure it out?

If you want the same layout as the default, but with 12-hour clock, just change the "Date format for the panel" from:
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%a %b %e, %H:%M

to:
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%a %b %e, %I:%M %p

Sure it can be made perhaps easier, but as you know Cinnamon continues to see much development for each release so let's see what 1.8 release brings :wink:
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Re: 12 hour time format

Postby billmoseley on Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:55 pm

Right. It's not that I can't do it, it's just that it's so inscrutable. Thanks for the help everybody, I appreciate the positive attitude of the Mint community. I do feel it's important that we nitpick though. Otherwise details like this degrade the experience, you know?
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Re: 12 hour time format

Postby writeonmatt on Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:28 pm

This information was incredibly easy to access and useful. ...Honestly, I'd have been a Linux goner years ago w/o all the amazing willingness and help of everyone registered. Thanks for the info on the clock.
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Re: 12 hour time format

Postby lexon on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:12 pm

billmoseley wrote:Right. It's not that I can't do it, it's just that it's so inscrutable. Thanks for the help everybody, I appreciate the positive attitude of the Mint community. I do feel it's important that we nitpick though. Otherwise details like this degrade the experience, you know?


I have been using Mint since Mint 6 and up to maybe Mint 13, the techis in their desire to make things a little difficult made it a little harder. I wonder if there is a former Windows programmer helping out.
Mint 9 still seems to have been the best Mint version.

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Re: 12 hour time format

Postby xenopeek on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:01 am

lexon wrote:the techis in their desire to make things a little difficult made it a little harder.

I don't quite follow how making it "a little difficult" wouldn't make it "a little harder" :) Anyway, Rome wasn't built in a day either. Look here for upcoming improvement : http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2014/03/c ... rovements/
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Re: 12 hour time format

Postby shengchieh on Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:29 pm

Easier:

Right-click the clock on the panel -> Properties.

and do what you want.

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