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show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:39 am
by Cicero86
Hi. I'd like to know how I can show the date with the time on the taskbar. I've mint 17.2 xfce.

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:29 pm
by 0ddity
Right click the clock and go to properties. Asuming you are using digital layout, change format to Custom Format, and insert %m/%d/%y or however you want your date shown after %I:%M %p to insert todays date. If you want to customize it further, you can do %d for day of the month, %m for month, etc in the order you want them seen. For a full list of options, see here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... es-753433/

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:59 pm
by ajgreeny
I always add the datetime package which give a clock applet which is much more configurable that the standard clock, but if you're happy with what you have now the above answer is correct

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:07 pm
by Cicero86
0ddity wrote:Right click the clock and go to properties. Asuming you are using digital layout, change format to Custom Format, and insert %m/%d/%y or however you want your date shown after %I:%M %p to insert todays date. If you want to customize it further, you can do %d for day of the month, %m for month, etc in the order you want them seen. For a full list of options, see here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... es-753433/
Thanks so much! :) solved :)

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:11 pm
by Cicero86
ajgreeny wrote:I always add the datetime package which give a clock applet which is much more configurable that the standard clock, but if you're happy with what you have now the above answer is correct
I'm interested. How does it look like??? :)

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:44 pm
by richyrich
Here's what datetime looks like from an older screenshot of mine . . (click for full size)

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Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:49 am
by Cicero86
richyrich wrote:Here's what datetime looks like from an older screenshot of mine . . (click for full size)

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Cool. just out of curiosity, what's this DE?

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:16 am
by richyrich
Mint 17 Xfce.

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:46 pm
by Cicero86
richyrich wrote:Mint 17 Xfce.
oh my. Mine is xfce too. but it looks nothing like yours! haha. god bless. you must have added a lot of tweaks to it.

tell me, do you know how I can turn on the cube thingy on xfce?

I mean I go to desktop settings and I change it to Compiz. Then I go to compiz config settings manager and I click on the features I want. but then nothing happens. :(

What else should I do? Am I doing it wrong?

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:54 pm
by richyrich
I haven't used Compiz since Mint 7 , lol

You can try this terminal command to make sure that you do have Compiz running:

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compiz --replace

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:59 pm
by Cicero86
richyrich wrote:I haven't used Compiz since Mint 7 , lol

You can try this terminal command to make sure that you do have Compiz running:

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compiz --replace
Did it. some features worked but the "minimize", "maximize", and the "X" buttons disappeared :D I had to disable everything.

It's still unstable on mint :(

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:13 pm
by richyrich
Back then Compiz used Emerald themes, :mrgreen: , you can check your Compiz Manager settings and make sure that Window Decorations are turned on.

Re: show date on xfce mint 17.2

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:16 pm
by Cicero86
richyrich wrote:Back then Compiz used Emerald themes, :mrgreen: , you can check your Compiz Manager settings and make sure that Window Decorations are turned on.
I'll try that. The sad thing is that it's much simpler on other distros. :( I don't know but It was the default on one of the ubuntu versions as far as I remember.

But you're right I didn't turn this one on. I'll do it later.