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  1. #1
    e-jones NNTP User

    Default Change digital clock from AM/PM to 24 hour


    I originally installed 11.1 using the default language selection,
    English. I then changed to German for my wife, and wanted to change the
    digital clock display to the 24 hour.In the root display it is in the 24
    hour format, in the KDE desktop settings it is also shown in the 24 hour
    format, but on the user display my wife uses it's shown in am/pm
    format. I can't find any possibility to change the format.

    I also installed 11.1 on a usb hard drive to use as my test version for
    trying new software or settings. I installed in German from the start,
    and the 24 hour format is shown on all screens.

    Anyone have any ideas?


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  2. #2
    Prexy NNTP User

    Default Re: Change digital clock from AM/PM to 24 hour


    Eddie,

    the place to set the clock for 12 vs. 24 hours or am/pm is:

    kmenu-->Configure Desktop-->*Regional&Language*-->tab for Time&Dates
    and then the Time Format section.

    Why in the world they didn't put this under the Time & Date section of
    Computer Administration is a complete mystery to me.


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  3. #3
    e-jones NNTP User

    Default Re: Change digital clock from AM/PM to 24 hour


    Hi Prexy,
    You're right I didn't think of looking there. I suppose it makes some
    sense, as you can also change measuring system, paper format, currency
    and many other things associated to a language or region. Thanks for the
    tip


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    Prexy NNTP User

    Default Re: Change digital clock from AM/PM to 24 hour


    You're welcome


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  5. #5
    YAOMTC NNTP User

    Default Re: Change digital clock from AM/PM to 24 hour


    I notice that when I have changed it to 24-hour format, though the time
    takes up less space, the widget itself still takes up the same amount of
    space as before. Half of my reason for switching to 24-hour format was
    to save space on the bar... Oh well?

    In an unrelated note, I love the built-in hardware support of openSUSE,
    specifically in YaST. I have an IBM SpaceSaver keyboard, on which
    Shift+Scroll Lock is Num Lock (dual purpose button), and it didn't work
    until I went into YaST and chose my keyboard. Now I don't have to have
    the external keypad plugged in when I want to turn off the embedded one!



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