Monday, August 22, 2016

How to change the clock format (workaround for Freya bug).

Elementary OS Freya has an applet to change the time format to the 12- or 24-hour clock in System Settings >> Date & Time. These settings are otherwise set by your Language and Region.

Changing this via the GUI doesn't actually change the time in the top bar. This is a bug that has been reported.



In the meantime, there is an easy fix via a terminal command:

To change the time displayed from 12 to 24-hour, simply open a Terminal (Super+T) and enter the following:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime time-format '24-hour'

To go the other way (from 24-hour to 12 hour), just change '24-hour' in the above command to '12-hour'

That will permanently change the displayed time in the system, and it's just that easy! It would be nice if the devs could fix that System Settings bug!!

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