The Date and Time Indicator

Panel doesn't display Date-Format correctly

Reported by Gerry Mallad on 2012-01-09
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Indicator Date and Time
Low
Unassigned
indicator-datetime (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

In the top panel my date displays in the following format: Jan 9

But in System Settings under "Language Support" and "Date & Time" I have instructed Ubuntu to display the Date in the following format: 9 Jan

The Panel should display the Date & Time in the format the user chooses. In my case, I want the Date to display as "9 Jan" in the top panel.

affects: unity → indicator-datetime
Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

Hi Gerry,

Could you attach a screenshot of your language support settings screen and the date indicator?

Gerry Mallad (stromard) wrote :

Here's the screenshots.

Gerry Mallad (stromard) wrote :
Gerry Mallad (stromard) wrote :
Gerry Mallad (stromard) wrote :

Another thing: notice how the Date Indicator shows "24-hour time." But both Nautilus and Language Support show AM/PM?

It'd be nice to be able to set the date format and time format (24-hour time) "across the board." So that the date format and time format are consistent (the same) throughout Ubuntu.

nick rundy (nrundy) wrote :

Gerry, you can customize the Panel's display of the date & time. What you need to do is download "dconf-tools" and install it. Then open dconf-editor and navigate to:

com > canonical > indicator > datetime

change the line that says "time-format" to "custom"

on the line at the top that says "custom-time-format" type this out: %a %e %h %H:%M

Logout and then back in and it should display how you want.

nick rundy (nrundy) wrote :

Filed bug with GNOME about time & date format not taking effect globally: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi

nick rundy (nrundy) wrote :

Sorry, bad link in post above. Here's a good one: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=671279

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