date format with dconf-editor

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date format with dconf-editor

Postby ckonn » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:57 pm

Hello,
I would like to know how can I change the date format on the working panel in Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Mate edition
from MM/DD/YY to DD/MM/YY?
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Re: date format

Postby austin.texas » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:03 pm

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Re: date format

Postby ckonn » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:38 am

In which file of the Linux Mint OS stay the code executing the date format on the desktop panel and what is the path to it?
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Re: date format

Postby austin.texas » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:49 am


Right-click on the Date/Clock applet > Configure
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Re: date format

Postby ckonn » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:59 am

In case you run Mint 17.2 Mate edition:

1. from the terminal install dconf-editor ( manager for some desktop settings on Mate )
2. open dconf-editor and go to org >> mate >> panel >> objects >> object 2 >> prefs
3. click on prefs
4. in the field 'format' type 'custom'
5. in the field 'custom format' type the format of the date you want ( for example %H:%M %a %d.%m.%Y )
6. enjoy it

... of course for more detailed and advanced settings for your desktop you can use Conky manager, also.
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