Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm running 12.04 with Gnome. If needed, I can switch to Unity to do the fix.

I've got 2 desktops running 12.04. One has the current date/time with the icons at the upper right(default). The other has date/time in the center of the top panel(I made this happen). I want both computers to have the date/time at the center. How did I do that?

I know that I changed something to move the date/time on one computer. But I don't remember what I did.

I tried several different searches but did not find an answer.

share|improve this question
Take a look at this… – Mitch Jul 4 '12 at 16:58
@Andy Arnold you are using Gnome Shell or Unity? In GNome Shell center is the default. – lumbric Jul 4 '12 at 20:10

Hold alt and right click the clock, then a menu will come up. Choose move, and move the applet until it hits the center. Done.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.