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My way (clean, GUI)
Authored by: nagani on Nov 18, '01 12:12:21AM

This is how you can do the trick, with GUI all the way through, without messing with system files and without any root privilege:

1. Copy somewhere in your home zone. (Drag it where you want it to be, the Finder will make the copy for you if you are not "root".) You are now the owner of the files.

2. Launch PropertyListEditor.

3. In PropertyListEditor, select menu File - Open...

4. Navigate to Localizable.strings in your copy of and do your changes. (I use "%A, %B %e" to get the weekday and the date: Saturday, November 17; I know the year...) Save your changes.

5. Command-click on the clock in the menu and drag it away, it will vanish in a puff of smoke.

6. Drag your copy of where you want the clock to appear in the menu bar.

7. Restart your beloved machine, et voilĂ !

Do you remember that a year ago everyone was complaining that OS X would not be as easily customizable as OS X... If I may quote Rob, "This is why I like OS X... so many ways to accomplish the same thing! :-)" :-)
(For some obscure reason, the Finder will not let me navigate inside the Contents of my copy, although all file permissions seem to be right, I have to use the "Open" menu in PropertyList Editor... Anyone has a hint?)

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My way (clean, GUI)
Authored by: TeeGate on Nov 18, '01 07:38:43AM


Thanks for the great tip. I like the idea that you know the year. I changed mine to match. Is this possible to do so that each user can have their own settings? My daughters liked the hack, but are not certain they liked my settings, so I want them to have their own choice if possible.


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I just realized your tip does allow multiple user settings!
Authored by: TeeGate on Nov 18, '01 07:56:05AM


I just realized your tip does allow multiple users to have different setting. Thanks, it worked great.


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