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I like being able to see the date and time in the upper-right hand portion of my screen. Recently, my time and date have disappeared. I tried adjusting Time and Date through System Settings. I noticed that the 'clock' tab is faded and unadjustable. How can I fix the issue?


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I noticed this a few days ago too (possibly during a system upgrade). A restart fixed the issue. I guess the applet just crashed. Does the issue reappear after a restart? –  mcantsin Jan 22 '14 at 23:27
Thanks for replying to my question. Restarting the computer fixed the issue, I think it's going away after my computer is idling for too long. I tried the sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime and my message mentioned that it was already installed to the latest version. –  technitrevor Jan 24 '14 at 9:25
Yes, the package was not missing, but crashed somewhen and was maybe frozen. –  mcantsin Jan 24 '14 at 11:14

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It seems you don't have the date-time indicator. Use:

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime
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It seems like you are missing the package indicator-datetime

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime
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