6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2011 6:07 AM by cpage
joshz Level 4 Level 4 (3,280 points)
The user tip, located here, massively overcomplicates the procedure for showing the date and time in the menu bar.

The simpler way is to do:

1. Click >System Preferences...>International>Formats.
2. Next to "Dates", click the "Customize" button.
3. Arrange the date the way you want it to appear in the menu bar (don't worry about time at this point).
4. Select everything in the date format box and copy it (⌘C).
5. Next to "Times", click the "Customize" button.
6. Select the "Medium" format.
7. Paste the time format into the box (⌘V), and customize it to appear as you wish.
8. Click OK.

That's it. No Terminal, nothing complicated.

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