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I looked everywhere but I couldn't find a way to display multiple clocks in Gnome 3.4 that ships with Ubuntu 12.04. In classic Gnome and Unity, it is possible. Also, for some strange reason, additional timezones cannot be added to the clock using the time-date applet in classic Gnome. Any solutions?

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Isn't there a world clock app in software center? – Naveen Jun 1 '12 at 4:47
There are apps but nothing that can be viewed in a glance, you know. – Ayan Kar Jun 1 '12 at 4:58

Few answers are outdated in this thread. To install multiple clocks, you need gnome-clocks which is now available in the official repos.

  1. Open a terminal(Ctrl + Alt + T)
  2. Fire sudo apt-get install gnome-clocks to grab them!
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+1 but OP looks for 12.04, which is still valid distro at the moment. I tried to install on Precise but the dependency isn't satisfied. – IsaacS Sep 29 '14 at 0:17

Today there is MultiClock, a Gnome 3 Extension that puts another clock into your bar.

Really useful and allow multiple timezones.

Only drawback is you need to know how to edit JavaScript for its configuration:

gedit ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/

But it's not hard. In the file change the following variables according to your timezone parameters

const Timezones = {
    'UTC': { hr: 0, min: 0, tzname: 'UTC' },
    'Australia/Adelaide': { hr: 10, min: 30, tzname: 'ACDT' },
    'Australia/Perth': { hr: 8, min: 0, tzname: 'WST' },
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Have you tried the clock applet from the Screenlets? You can have multiple clocks set to different time zones. You can install screenlet by doing sudo apt-get install screenlets in terminal.

You can add/remove individual clocks. And set individual/all clocks to autostart at login.

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I've used screenlets before. They are not really stable. I would prefer having something integrated with the Gnome clock (or atleast that is on the panel). An extension perhaps. – Ayan Kar Jun 1 '12 at 4:56
Ok. It looks like the work is in progress. You can see the mockup here… – Abhijit Navale Jun 1 '12 at 5:03

I use FoxClocks, which is an add-on for Firefox.

While it is not in Unity/Gnome, I normally have Firefox open anyhow.

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I found gnome-clocks at Launchpad. Seems that it is like this:

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Try this solution in Ubuntu. You can add multiple clocks

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Basharat Sialvi May 1 '13 at 18:37
This works for Unity but doesn't seem to work in Gnome 3.4. – ouranos Feb 4 '14 at 23:31

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