Date & Time preferences - am/pm

Discussion in 'macOS' started by timmyb, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to be able to have the time in the menu bar displayed with an am/pm at the end but the "Show AM/PM" tick box in the preference pane is always 'greyed out'. Any suggestions?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Its up to whether you choose the 24hour clock or not...
     
  3. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    That doesnt stop the selecting of the AM/PM checkbox. Is the OP using the digital clock and not the analog?
     
  4. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Currently it's 24-hour digital. Changing the 24-hour preference has no effect on the am/pm box and moving to analog greys out all the boxes.
     
  5. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, you got me there. Thats a weird one. Is the AM/PM checkbox the ONLY grayed out option?
     
  6. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, (for the digital clock.)
     
  7. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    From what I'm seeing in the Apple forums, a lot of people are seeing this same problem. A possible fix is to go into System Prefs. then International, then select the Formats tab. In the Times section, click on Customize, then drag the PM blob (blue object) to the end of the line above if it is not already present.
     
  8. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    After a bit of fiddling about there it's done. Thank you very much WildPalms!
     
  9. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    You're most welcome :)
    I learnt something new too!
     

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