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digital clock

    • 31 posts
    October 27, 2011 2:22 PM PDT


    I got tired of the clock setting for 24 hours. I just can't get used to reading time in that format. All the lxde distros I've tried the clock comes set in 24 hr mode. How many people use 24 hr mode?

    Well I had a hard time finding out how to change it to 12 hr mode but here it is if you care to change it.

    Rt click on the clock then click "digital clock settings" and then replace %R with %X.

    I added %A %x to get the day and month to show as well because I can't be bothered with waving my mouse over it to see that too.


    • 563 posts
    October 27, 2011 4:03 PM PDT
    Harold - thanks for the tip....its appreciated.

    • 170 posts
    October 27, 2011 7:34 PM PDT
    Also, you can right click on time, select digital clock settings and replace the capital "R" with lower case "r" and it gives 12 hr. format.
    • 92 posts
    February 28, 2012 3:22 AM PST
    If you want more detail on this topic, try the wattOS R4 forum - there's a topic called "time and date format".
    • 31 posts
    February 29, 2012 12:20 PM PST

    Thanks teejay, I now use  %b. %d %Y  %I:%M%P  which looks like    Feb. 29 2012 03:19

    at this moment anyway.