Maverick users who have either personally installed the Indicator-datetime applet or found it sat lovingly on their desktops after an upgrade may wish is was a little bit more… configurable.
Getting it to display more than the time – e.g. the date, seconds and/or the day – is relatively simple, just following the following steps.
First install dconf-tools via the terminal:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
In the configuration window that opens navigate to:
and check the boxes for either/all date, day and seconds.