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Tutorial: How to set custom time and date in Gnome and MATE.

November 11, 2012

This tutorial was prompted by a question in MATE forums about how to set a custom time and date in MATE.

1. In Gnome open up gconf-editor, in MATE 1.4 open up mateconf-editor, in MATE 1.6 open up dconf-editor.

2. Navigate to apps > panel > applets > clock or clock_screen0 > prefs. For MATE 1.6 it is at org > mate > panel > objects > clock > prefs.

3. Find the format key and set it to custom.

4. Find the custom_format key and set it to your desired setting (mine is %A, %B %d, %Y. %I:%M %p) using parameter information from this site.

Check out the screen shot for the correct keys and the outcome in the top right corner.

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