I've been using Ubuntu with Gnome Classic for a while and I've noticed recently that in the "Indicator Applet Complete" in the Top Panel, my name and the clock have disappeared.


I think it happened a while ago when I was messing around with packages. Every time I did apt-get... it would say "the following packages can be removed by apt-get autoremove", so I did it and then the clock and my name stopped appearing.

Can anyone help me? Thanks. It would be greatly appreciated.


2 Answers 2


Reinstall indicator-datetime.

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime

sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata

Reboot .

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  • my pleasure mate , happy to hear that.
    – nux
    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:11

install dconf editor

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
gksu dconf-editor

goto com >> canonical>> indicators >> datetime and tick show clock

  • I don't think it is necessary to run dconf-editor as root with gksu... just running dconf-editor should be fine.
    – Wilf
    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:11

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