Change panel calendar format

In Xubuntu, I can change the calendar display in the panel by using % labels – %A is the full weekday name, for instance. Is there any way to change this in Ubuntu Mate? The preference doesn’t allow it, and I tried used dconf but that didn’t work, either.

By the way, I am a confirmed Xubuntu user, but am very favorably impressed with this, especially for my notebook.

Use dconf-editor to navigate to /org/mate/panel/objects/clock/prefs you’ll find a key called custom-format. I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out what that custom format should be :wink:

If you figure it out please post the details here.

Thank you so much. I changed custom-format to the string I wanted – %A, %b. %d %l:%M %P – and then changed format from 24-hour to custom.


Thank you, additionally I found out, that these are strftime formatting variables:

My example use case (Day plus ISO8601 date plus time with seconds plus calendar week number):
%A, %F %T, KW%V

Tuesday, 2017-07-18 13:58:51, KW29

Just trying if some fancy formatting may be useful for daily work:
<small>%A, %Y-</small>%m-<b>%d</b> %T, <small>KW%V</small>

Tuesday, 2017-07-18 13:58:51, KW29