The default format is XX:XX AM/PM

How can I change it to XX:XX AM/PM Weekday Month Date ?

Searching offers up dconf-editor solutions that don't apply to 20.04


Clock indicator in Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS is controlled by indicator-datetime service, so to customize it, you have to use commands below:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime time-format custom

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime custom-time-format '%l:%M %p %A %B %d'

it probably was doable in dconf-editor, you would have had to set the time-format to "custom" in order for your changes to show...

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    Thanks! worked great. The dconf-editor fixes I found suggested changing org / mate / panel / objects / clock / prefs but that entry didn't exist in my system. Your suggestion of com / canonical / indicator / datetime let me find it in dconf-editor. – Organic Marble Jul 30 '20 at 20:00
  • Where can we find instructions on what those %x mean? – Andyc Sep 27 '20 at 18:38
  • @Andyc in your terminal..... man date – WU-TANG Sep 28 '20 at 1:28

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