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How do I set time to 24 or 12 hour?

asked 2014-08-04 10:49:02 -0500

hassan12058 gravatar image

updated 2014-08-14 01:39:20 -0500

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I installed Fedora 20 on two successfully

But I have a 24-hour time

Want to convert to the timing of 12 hours

How so

Please help.

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answered 2014-08-05 21:14:16 -0500

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updated 2014-08-15 02:10:52 -0500

KDE: Changing 24hr time to 12hr time

  1. Head to System Settings. To do that, click on Kickoff, then search System Settings. Choose the appropriate one. If applicable, try the desktop icon of System Settings.
  2. In System Settings, Find the heading named Common Appearance and Behaviour. Under that, should be a section named Locale or similar to that.
  3. Click on Locale and at that point, click on the section named Country/Region & Language if not already. In the middle, there should be several sections named Country, Languages, Numbers, Money, Calendar, Date & Time, and Other.
  4. Click on Date and Time. The sections should look like this:
Time Format --> PH:MM:SS AMPM
AM Symbol   --> AM
PM Symbol   --> PM

The key setting is the first, time format. Change that to the one above, and you will have 12-hour time soon!

Last, click on Apply, and exit. The time applet on the bottom dock should now display your time in 12 hour time, rather than the 24-hour one.

GNOME: Changing 24hr time to 12hr time

  1. Open a terminal and execute the following:
gsettings range org.gnome.desktop.interface clock-format
  1. To use the GUI tools, try right clicking on the Clock applet and change the settings from there.
  2. Try this link if all fails:

The easiest way in GNOME is in System Settings.

XFCE and others: Changing 24hr time to 12hr time

For XFCE, this is very simple from this dialog available in the Clock > Properties.

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Tooltip Format Changes how the time is displayed when hovering over the clock display. Show Frame Displays a frame around the clock display. Layout Analog Displays time as a clock face with hands representing the current hour, minute, and seconds. Binary Displays a binary clock. Digital A simple time display with multiple formats. Fuzzy Displays an approximation of the current time. LCD Displays the time in the style of a digital LCD click. Clock Options

The options available in Clock Options will vary depending on the clock Layout selected. 24-hour Clock Displays time in a 24-hour (military) format. (LCD layout only.) Display Seconds Displays a seconds indicator in the clock display. (Analog, LCD, and Binary layouts only.) Flash Time Seperators Flash the seperators between digits. (LCD layout only.) Format Changes the time format of the clock with predefined or custom layout. (Digital layout only.) Fuzziness Changes the degree of 'fuzziness' that the clock will display. 0 being the most accurate, 1 being less accurate, and 2 being the least accurate. (Fuzzy layout only.) Show AM/PM Displays an 'A' or 'P' to indicate the time of day. (LCD layout only.) Show Grid Adds gridlines to the clock. (Binary layout only.) Show Inactive Dots All dots that are empty are not shown in the clock display. (Binary layout only.) True Binary Clock Displays a seconds indicator in the clock display. (Binary layout only.)


Or, as @sideburns mentioned, you can use Tzclock ... (more)

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@sideburns - Can you please test my XFCE solutions?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-14 02:17:37 -0500 )edit

Normally I use TzClock, giving me an analog clock on my desktop. However, I added the Clock plugin to my panel and found that your description was accurate.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-08-14 13:12:57 -0500 )edit

OK! Thanks!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-15 01:19:10 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-05 23:59:41 -0500

QuLogic gravatar image

This option is available in the settings.

  1. Press Super (usually the Windows key).
  2. Type Settings.
  3. Select the Settings application.
  4. Select Date & Time in the System group.
  5. Change Time Format from 24-hour to AM & PM.
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Doesn't work on KDE, perhaps GNOME. Winkey does nothing.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-07 01:13:13 -0500 )edit

Of course, that's the default DE in Fedora...

QuLogic gravatar imageQuLogic ( 2014-08-07 02:02:31 -0500 )edit

True, but I would say at least 20% of fedora users don't use GNOME. Please don't count them out. At least, post that it is about GNOME, not XFCE or MATE, etc. BTW, I posted for GNOME and KDE because I know most people use either one.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-07 02:37:12 -0500 )edit

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