I can't find a way to remove weekday name from clock applet in gnome-shell, is it possible without editing the source?
If you're using GNOME 3.x then you can adjust clock setting using
gnome-tweak-tool. However, you can take out the the date but not the day (i.e. Sat cannot be changed so far as I can tell)!
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
You can also look in g-settings via a terminal:
gsettings list-keys org.gnome.shell.clock gsettings set org.gnome.shell.clock show-date false gsettings set org.gnome.shell.clock show-date true
which gives only two options:
Or you can open up the configuration editor, then open "org" - "shell" and you will see calendar and clock which you can change manually.
When you open the Tweak Tool and go to Top Bar, you will see the option for showing/hiding the date:
Two answers to your original question:
For Unity, choosing 'Ubuntu' at the login screen you can do it:
- Click on the time and select 'Time and date settings'
- Select the 'Clock' tab
- Un-check 'Weekday'
For Gnome 3, choosing 'Gnome' at the login screen you cannot do it:
The setting does not exist as the screenshot shows below.
Best bet may be a Gnome 3 extension, or a bug report.