Time/Date display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axeldtf, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    On my old imac g5 i was able to display the date along with the day and time. I had to type something in terminal. Is there a way i can do this in my new intel macs? I dont remember the terminal command.
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    It's in SysPrefs > Date & Time > Clock > Show the Date & Time, surely.

    Try iClock if ur interested. Not free, but very useful.
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    Not the terminal instructions but work anyway.

    To put the date and time on the menu bar:
    Open System Preferences and go to the "International" system preference pane. Once there, click on the "Formats" tab and then click the customize button in the dates section. Select "Medium" from the drop-down menu. You should see the data change in the text box below the drop-down menu. Click inside the box, select all the text (Command + A), and then copy the text (Command + C). Once you've copied the text, click cancel.

    Click on the customize button in the times section. Select "Medium" from the drop-down menu. Then place the cursor just before the time and paste (Command + V) the date that you just copied. You might want to add several spaces (or some sort of separator) between the date and time. Once you are finished, click OK. The changes will now show up in the menu bar.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  5. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007

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