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Show the date, day & seconds on Indicator-Datetime

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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

Then enter:


In the configuration window that opens navigate to:


and check the boxes for either/all date, day and seconds.