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Disappearing Clock

Postby VirgoMale8 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:37 am

I am usnig Linux Mint 18 with XFCE. When I change the clock format to 12 hour the entire clock disappears from the panel. Under Preferences/Options it reads Format: "Custom Format". I changed the clock display to LCD and it reappeared in 12 hour format, though... :P

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby MtnDewManiac » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:14 am

Seems like a bug - did you post about it in the comments area of Clem's Mint 18 Xfce beta blog page?

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby VirgoMale8 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:08 am

Thanks. No I posted it at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3068#comment-131961. It is comment #169. :?
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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby richyrich » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:13 am

The link was found on Mint's main page . .

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3073

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby VirgoMale8 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:07 pm

richyrich wrote:The link was found on Mint's main page . .

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3073


I found it by searching Google... :wink:

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby thom_A » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:29 pm

It's probably a bug. I just picked the LCD option for now.

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby Pepi » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:31 am

This happened to me during my testing also

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby Voltron » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:49 pm

I brought up a new installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce (64-bit) and this appears to still exist. As mentioned in the comments section of the release announcement of Linux Mint 18 Xfce, I am seeing this, as well:

RE: Clock Applet Disappearing

I can confirm that the clock applet disappears on me, as well, whenever I modify any of the “Clock” preferences, when I leave the display format on “Digital.” However, when I change the display format to something other than “Digital,” I am able to see the new formatted clock; it does not disappear. I have the 32-bit version installed on a Toshiba notebook computer.

As stated, I am also seeing this on a new, up-to-date installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce (64-bit). I haven't tested to see if this is an Xfce-based bug or a Linux Mint-based bug, yet. I have a feeling it is Xfce-based. Can anyone confirm this? Are the Linux Mint developers aware of this issue? There does not appear to be much communication on this (potential) bug.

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby Dan14 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:29 pm

Voltron wrote:I have a feeling it is Xfce-based. Can anyone confirm this?


For me, it only happens in Xfce, not in MATE or Cinnamon. Cinnamon has its own panel clock bug, where "Display seconds" just shows a static seconds placeholder, and only the minutes change.

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Re: Disappearing Clock

Postby DanJ » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:30 am

I have this bug too on Mint 18.2 Xfce 64bit. The fix is to make your change twice... i.e. from the OP change the clock format to 12 hour and close (clock disappears :roll: ), then open panel settings, select properties for the clock, change to 12 hour format again and this time it should stick :D


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