Ubuntu – How to change the format of the panel clock in Ubuntu Mate 20.04


The default format is XX:XX AM/PM

How can I change it to XX:XX AM/PM Weekday Month Date ?

Searching offers up dconf-editor solutions that don't apply to 20.04

Best Answer

  • Clock indicator in Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS is controlled by indicator-datetime service, so to customize it, you have to use commands below:

    gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime time-format custom
    gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime custom-time-format '%l:%M %p %A %B %d'

    it probably was doable in dconf-editor, you would have had to set the time-format to "custom" in order for your changes to show...