Date & Time Prefs: Show AM/PM Disabled?

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  1. blythy macrumors member

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    I've been looking for a resolution to this problem and have so far been unlucky so I'm hoping one of you can help.

    In my Date & Time Preferences, the 'Show AM/PM' option is permanently grayed-out - regardless of what other options I select.

    I am in the UK, so have my time set to London BST. I am running a 1.83ghz Intel Macbook with Leopard 10.5.5. This problem also affects my iMac at work.

    Thanks!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. iBlue macrumors Core

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    That's because you have "use 24 hour clock" ticked. ;)

    edit: just checked mine. strangely mine is the same way regardless of whether 24 hour clock is ticked or not. I'm afraid I'm not sure what to suggest. I just use 24 hour and it needs no am/pm.
     
  3. blythy thread starter macrumors member

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    ... I did say 'regardless of what options are checked' :p
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

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    So you did. :eek:

    Well, now there are two of us wondering about it.
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Seems like a bug to me as it is effecting my machine as well.
     
  6. blythy thread starter macrumors member

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    Changing the time zone doesn't make a difference either.

    The contents of the clock plist file give a further clue, deleting this file or manually editing it makes no difference however!

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>AppendAMPM</key>
    <false/>
    <key>ClockDigital</key>
    <true/>
    <key>ClockEnabled</key>
    <true/>
    <key>DisplaySeconds</key>
    <false/>
    <key>FlashSeparators</key>
    <false/>
    <key>LastSavedGlobalTimeString</key>
    <string>HH:mm:ss</string>
    <key>PreferencesVersion</key>
    <integer>2</integer>
    <key>ShowDay</key>
    <true/>
    <key>Use24HourClock</key>
    <true/>
    </dict>
    </plist>
     
  7. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes these sorts of things are sensitive to what you've got selected in 'International' (which seems to take precedence), so I'd have a look there.
     
  8. blythy thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, International allows you to customise the time format - however, having made the relevant changes the option is still not available in Date & Time prefs!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. blythy thread starter macrumors member

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    Changing the region to United States or United States (Computer) adds AM/PM to the clock, however manually editing United Kingdom does not!
     
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  12. tjevans macrumors member

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    Hmm . . . not grayed out in mine. Don't know what to tell you, though.
     
  13. blythy thread starter macrumors member

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  14. xisforextreme macrumors member

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    I've noticed this in every build of OSX I've had, and every computer all the way up from iBook! I wonder why we in the UK can't have AM PM....
     
  15. eashworth macrumors newbie

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    I have a slightly different problem. I have checked "Show date and time in menu bar." However, although the day, time and AM/PM show, the date does not. Nothing I've tried results in the date showing in the menu bar. Any suggestions?
     
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