[SOLVED] Mint 18 MATE customize time and date

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rbsudo
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[SOLVED] Mint 18 MATE customize time and date

Post by rbsudo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:20 am

I can't seem to find a way to customize my date and time display.
I used to do this on other distros via the dconf-editor (com -> canonical -> indicator -> datetime) which would get me to clock format where I could make entries like %A %b%d etc....
Now there is no indicator.
Any other way to customize my clock format?
Thanks!
Last edited by rbsudo on Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Mint 18 MATE customize time and date

Post by MrEen » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:16 am

I dont use Mate but I think this works there as well:

Right click on the clock and select Properties

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Re: Mint 18 MATE customize time and date

Post by rbsudo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:58 am

On Mate there's no Properties on the rt click, instead it's Preferences, and that takes you to Clock Preferences where it's all just defined options with no way to individually customize from that direction. Thanks.
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Re: Mint 18 MATE customize time and date

Post by rbsudo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:37 pm

After much digging around, I found it using dconf Editor.

1. In dconf Editor go to /org/mate/panel/objects/clock/prefs
2. In custom-format key in what you want (e.g., %A %B %d, %Y %I:%M p) and hit enter
3. In format key in custom and hit enter

The customize date and time will appear immediately on bottom left of screen.
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