View Full Version : [SOLVED] clock date format in Karmic

January 20th, 2010, 06:05 AM
Okay, this is driving me nuts. I absolutely detest the default date/time format. Usually one of the first things I do is change this.

I've found multiple references to changing the behaviour with gconf-editor and changing the values (which do not exist in Karmic).

They do exist under /schemas/apps/clock_applet/prefs/custom_format but this cannot be changed as it is a schema?

January 20th, 2010, 11:00 AM
See this thread:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8629954#post8629954 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8629954#post8629954)

January 20th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Many thanks. It turns out my problem was that I blindly use sudo to launch any command that makes configuration changes.

If you launch gconf-editor using sudo the key does not exist! This is what was throwing me.

Launching gconf-editor as myself and voila the required keys exist.

April 8th, 2010, 11:38 PM
I was having the same sudo problem. :-/
Also, since I have removed the clock and added it back, the path I had to go to in gconf-editor was:

But once I was there, it was all gravy.
No need to reboot. The changes happened in real time.
It looks like you can even use HTML notation. I bolded mine using "<b>....</b>".
I got that idea from here: