I installed Ubuntu 12.10, 64-bit, I had a clock up in the top right of the top menu panel.

I noticed the other day that it is no longer there. I've scoured all the settings and everything in Ubuntu Tweak, but I can't find any way to get it back.

How do I get my clock back on Unity top panel?

  • Have you tried checking System settings->Time & date->Clock->Show clock in menu bar? If that doesn't do anything, is the package indicator-datetime is installed (ie try reinstalling it)?
    – Marcus
    Feb 24, 2013 at 21:01
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    @mtdevans I'd add that as a answer :)
    – Seth
    Feb 24, 2013 at 21:05
  • Answer for Ubuntu 13.10 on this link: askubuntu.com/questions/45970/…
    – user212500
    Nov 17, 2013 at 2:02

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First, try checking it's installed with sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime.

Also, check the setting's checked at System Settings->Time & Date->Clock:

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  • Yeaup, that worked! For some reason it was no longer installed. Thank you very much!
    – schtocker
    Feb 24, 2013 at 21:33

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