[kde-linux] Resetting digital clock in panel to 24 hour format?

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 3 11:43:27 UTC 2010

On 06/26/10 08:08, John Layt wrote:
> On Saturday 26 Jun 2010 09:06:31 Thomas Olsen wrote:
>> On Saturday 26 June 2010 09:50:20 Thomas Taylor wrote:
>>> Hi Folks;
>>> Is there a way to reset the digital clock display on the panel to
>>> use 24 hour notation?  I've tried right clicking it but couldn't
>>> find anything there to reset it.  Nor did I find anything in
>>> Start>  Configure Desktop
>>>> Computer Administration>  Date&  Time where the digital display
>>>> is in
>>> 24 hour format under the analog clock.
>>> Not an earth shaking problem, just an annoyance.  When playing
>>> around in an earlier version of KDE, I was able to accomplish it
>>> by setting language to British english as I recall bit I'd prefer
>>> US english due to spelling diferences.
>>> Thanks, Tom
>> I hadn't noticed that this setting isn't in the context menu
>> anymore. I'm guessing it's System Settings/Regional&
>> Language/Time&  Dates/Time Format. Not tested as I didn't want to
>> restart the desktop.
> Yes, the Plasma clock takes the time format from the locale format as
> set in System Settings/Regional&  Language/Time&  Dates/Time Format.
> Use the drop- down combo to choose format HH:MM:SS
> Setting time format at a clock level is a popular wish in bko, I do
> have a patch for it but it goes with some other config changes that
> need more work. It will probably make SC 4.6.
It might be a popular wish, but I don't see it as a good idea.

The problem with the current clock is that it doesn't use the system 
date format.

See: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195837

If this is to be done, it should open the KCM to set the system time 
(and date?) format so that user doesn't have both 12 and 24 hour formats.

How does it work in KDE-3.5?

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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