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10.3: Add the date to the menubar clock
Authored by: BobHarris on May 02, '05 08:27:42PM

Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) has changed the
~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist
file to a binary file. So now you need to edit the file using the Property List Editor.

From the Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal

cd ~/Library/Preferences/
open .GlobalPreferences.plist

Click on the triangle for 'Root'
Click on the triangle for 'AppleICUTimeFormatStrings'
Double Click on key 2's 'Value' field (far right field)
Change it as you see fit.
Save .GlobalPreferences.plist
Quit Property List Editor
Click on Menubar Date & Time, and change it ot Analog
Click on Menubar Date & Time again, and change it back to Digital
It should now display your new Date & Time format.

I've change mine to :

d'` 'h':'mm':'ss' 'a

Which gives me a menubar Date & Time that looks like:

Mon 2` 8:22 PM

I've used this style menubar Date & Time for several years, and I guess if it is causing problems, I am not uses the apps that it affects.

But I might try one of the suggested menubar Date & Time alternatives anyway.

Bob Harris



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