Lock Screen and Military Time

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alligoodw
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Lock Screen and Military Time

Post by alligoodw »

I'm using Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) cinnamon edition.

Having lock the screen, I've noticed the time actively working on the desktop. Is there a way to run it in AM/PM mode as opposed military time? If so, how do I change it?

Thanks!
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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Right Click the date and time. Then select Preferences.
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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Cage wrote:Right Click the date and time. Then select Preferences.
No can do. That might work with the desklet clock but it doesn't work with the clock associated with the login screen. The ability to right-click on the login screen isn't available to the user.
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

Post by commonplace »

I'm wondering the same thing. I don't see any way to change the lock screen's clock settings so it's not in 24-hour ("military") time. Is this not possible?
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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then "General" tab ?
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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When I change it, it resets to "auto" (which apparently also doesn't work, since I set it in "Region and Language" to AM/PM as well.

I tried setting it and opening the program back up again. The changes aren't saved on close, apparently.
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Erf! Same thing here :( On the other hand, in Europe most of us cannot immediately tell if 12:43PM is in the afternoon or... tomorrow morning :mrgreen:
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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GabeA wrote:When I change it, it resets to "auto" (which apparently also doesn't work, since I set it in "Region and Language" to AM/PM as well.

I tried setting it and opening the program back up again. The changes aren't saved on close, apparently.
Same problem here.

It's really annoying to be honest i wish there was a workaround or something.
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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GabeA wrote:When I change it, it resets to "auto" (which apparently also doesn't work, since I set it in "Region and Language" to AM/PM as well.

I tried setting it and opening the program back up again. The changes aren't saved on close, apparently.
They are not saved on close. On my computer the bottom part of the window is cut off. Their should be an apply or save button. Since I use mint on a net book, I am going to try to send video to larger screen to see if I can find the save button.
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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To my surprise all I found at the bottom was a close button. It seems theirs a design flaw in the settings panel sit it won't stay on any thing but Auto
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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This will solve your time issue

First click on your date and time, when the calender opens, click on date and time settings
Next, when the calender window opens, first make sure you switch to advanced mode, at the bottom left
Next on the "date format for the panel" line type in the following %a %b %e, %l : %M %p
Then close the window, your time will now run on the 12 hour clock :D LINUX ON MY FRIEND
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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Crewp wrote:This will solve your time issue

First click on your date and time, when the calender opens, click on date and time settings
Next, when the calender window opens, first make sure you switch to advanced mode, at the bottom left
Next on the "date format for the panel" line type in the following %a %b %e, %l : %M %p
Then close the window, your time will now run on the 12 hour clock :D LINUX ON MY FRIEND
You are a gentleman and a scholar. I was about to resort to editing the Panel Applet! :P
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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This only fixes the panel for me. The lockscreen remains Military time.
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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Anyone ever figure this out? It's annoying. I will try other channels for support. If I find an answer, I will post it here.
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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sheybklyn wrote:Anyone ever figure this out? It's annoying. I will try other channels for support. If I find an answer, I will post it here.
There is another post about this --> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 9&start=20

I dont understand how there isn't a workaround for a simple thing like this -- Change to 24 Hour Format :)
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

Post by aisPanais »

Open settings, and then go to "Date & Time". The changes made there, I've noticed, do not affect your panel applet, but they affect the lock screen.
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Re: Lock Screen and Military Time

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