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    24 hour digital clock?

    kubuntu 9.04

    Where is the setting to change the clock from a 12-hour to a 24-hour format? I'm certain it's right in front of me, but I keep overlooking it.

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    Re: 24 hour digital clock?

    Don't run kubuntu, but found this, hope it helps
    Right-clicking on the clock, select Time & Date Format. Under the Time & Dates tab choose "pH:MM:SS AMPM" for time format makes it 12hr, so there must be a setting for 24hr.
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    Re: 24 hour digital clock?

    System Settings > Regional & Language > Country/Region & Language > Time & Dates (tab) > Time Format

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    Re: 24 hour digital clock?

    I'm actually trying to change mine FROM 24 hour time to 12 hour time...

    If I right-click the clock and go to "Adjustable clock settings".. it has it formatted as:

    %H:%M:%S

    I tried %pH, but it doesn't work.. just literally puts %pH

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    Re: 24 hour digital clock?

    Code:
    man date

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    Smile Re: 24 hour digital clock?

    Like Mirge, my problem is [WAS] trying to display a 12-hour AMPM clock.
    • I used System Settings > Regional & Language > Time & Dates >
    • Selected from the Time Format drop down list pH:MM:SS AMPM... and the time looks good in the Settings display.
    • ... and re-booted


    BUT the Desktop's display on the bottom-right of the whatever-its-called panel continues to display the 24-hour clock.

    I then did the same thing and switched to a 24-hour clock.... and re-booted

    I then did the same thing and switched to a 12-hour clock.... and re-booted

    Hey! It's now displaying the 12-hour clock!

    I don't recall this being a problem before Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS

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    Re: 24 hour digital clock?

    Another method is simply restarting the panel after setting the right time format in the Locale system settings. Mine crashed, which came in handy, as it automatically restarted. Adding the digital clock widget after that did the trick. This means that logging out and in should work as well. Note that the Locale does say that you need to restart applications, and the panel is simply an application in this regard.
    Last edited by owlstead; October 8th, 2012 at 11:14 PM. Reason: in and out -> out and in and application explanation

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    Re: 24 hour digital clock?


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