2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 10:37 AM by Niku
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

My Menu bar now shows "Thu 9:14 PM". I want to change it to Day, Month, Year, and Time. I presume this is done by Apple>System Preferences>Language & Text>Formats>Customize, but I can't get any further, and the words "Type text and drag element to create a custm format" doesn't help. Type where? Drag from where? Drag to where?

iDVD 7.1.1 (1150)
  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,520 points)

    Drag an element from the list below into eg the Short box and add text eg : instead of /. But I don't think this will give you what you want - go instead to Date & Time Preferences/Clock, and select Show the Date. But it won't give you the year.


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  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Date & Time, of course. I must have been blind to have missed that. As to the Year, who needs that, I don't. Still, I did take it as a bit of a challenge, and still do. It's there, so why can't we get it to the menu bar? Well, my menu bar now has everything I need, but I'm going to leave this posting open in the hope that someone who knows how will come along and tell us how to get the year in the menu bar. Then, of course, there's "Day of year, week of year, week of month, quarter, and era". What's that all about? Strange.