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There is no GUI way to show the date or the day (or adjust the time format) in Unity's indicator-datetime application in Natty.

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I blogged about this today here.

Basically, this can be adjusted via dconf-editor (under /apps/indicators/datetime) from
the dconf-toolsInstall dconf-tools package, or by using gsettings in a terminal:

For 11.04:

Click on the Clock and choose "Time and Date Settings":

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For 11.04 on the command line:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-date true
gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-day true

For 10.10 (command line only unfortunately):

gsettings set org.ayatana.indicator.datetime show-date true
gsettings set org.ayatana.indicator.datetime show-day true
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Strange. When I click on "Time and Date Settings" nothing happens. The command line bits worked though. – Jonathon Watney Aug 21 '11 at 16:16

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