[sf-lug] SOLVED -- Gnome panel clock -- *really* reformatting (or replacing) it?

RBV GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 12 13:57:52 PST 2007

Per my earlier inquiry, I've found the solution.

> The standard Gnome panel clock doesn't permit much in the way of
> reformatting aside from generously permitting the choice of 12 or 24-hour
> format.
> So, I'd like to at least change the current "Dec 12" date format to "12
> Dec".  I say "at least" because I'd really prefer the date in 2007-12-12 format.
1. In Gnome, choose Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor.

2. In Configuration Editor, choose apps > panel > clockscreen0 > prefs.

3. In the prefs Name / Value text entry areas:

- Choose the format key, then change the value of "format" to "custom"
(without the quotation marks)

- Choose the custom_format key, then specify a non-default format for the
time displayed by the panel clock.  For a guide to the PHP "strftime" format
used for the clock, see http://us2.php.net/strftime

Ta da!  Plenty of configurability there -- one just needs to know where to

Cheers & hope this helps,

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