Ubuntu – How to make the date appear next to the time indicator in Gnome Classic


I'm using Gnome classic in Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm not able to find the settings that would allow me to display the date and day along with time in the clock of my indicator applet. Any idea how I can make the date and day appear along with the time?

When I click on the clock and then click on "Time and Date settings", I get the "System settings". From there when I click on "Date and time", I get a setting where I can just edit the date and time. I'm using 12.04 with Gnome classic. I removed unity.

Best Answer

Using dconf-editor you can set various options to control the indicator-datetime applet

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Navigate to com.canonical.indicator.datetime and tick the two checkboxes shown.

dconf-editor is part of the dconf-tools package which you can install from the Software Center or via a terminal command:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

If the date does not appear then check that you have the indicator-datetime package installed (logoff and logon after installing the package)

Install indicator-datetime

Later versions of Ubuntu sometimes do not show the path shown in the picture. You'll need to manually set one of the keys first before the path is shown in dconf-editor

For example:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-clock true
gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-day true
gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-date true