System Settings -> Date and Time. This dialog allows to set time zone and date, but doesn't allow to set the time. How can I change the time?

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  • Are you using standard Ubuntu, or GNOME Classic, or something else? Your screen-shot does not match the standard Ubuntu 12.04 date & time settings. – Paddy Landau Mar 14 '13 at 11:30
  • And if you click the little up and down arrows above and bellow the time? – Eric Carvalho Mar 14 '13 at 11:53

Well, I have 12.10 (gnome session fallback) and my screen looks exactly like yours. With the network time slider to off the little tick marks above and below the numbers - when clicked - will adjust the time. Also the time zone can be selected by changing the region and city.

  • Wow, I see those tiny ticks now as well. Without having seen the rest of the UI, I'd call them a bug in the UI design. OTOH I guess someone frantically clicking around will eventually find them. Do they go away and reappear when you switch "Network time" on and off? That would be a mitigating factor ... – zwets Mar 14 '13 at 13:45
  • The ticks are rendered functionless when network time is enabled. Did you try to set your location? – pfeiffep Mar 14 '13 at 14:26

You can manually set the time by first selecting "Manually" instead of "Automatically from the Internet".

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  • I don't see such commands in the dialog. Can you give some details? – Alex F Mar 14 '13 at 9:53
  • Are you sure you are on 12.04? – zwets Mar 14 '13 at 10:03
  • The question is edited. Yes, this is 12.04 32 bit. – Alex F Mar 14 '13 at 11:26
  • @AlexFarber Have you tried resizing the window? Can you click the time (the large 15:23)? – zwets Mar 14 '13 at 11:37

Turn off Network Time, then it can be adjusted manually.

  • Network time is off, but I still don't see how can I change the time. – Alex F Mar 14 '13 at 9:52
  • There are little arrows above & below the numbers, (at least in GNOME fallback session.) – fleamour Mar 14 '13 at 10:00
  • The question is edited. – Alex F Mar 14 '13 at 11:26

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