Bug 799622 - gnome-shell clock lacks basic configuration options
gnome-shell clock lacks basic configuration options
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-03 11:11 EST by Steevithak
Modified: 2013-02-13 15:25 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 15:25:16 EST
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Description Steevithak 2012-03-03 11:11:54 EST
Description of problem:

Installed Fedora 16. The time is displayed with hour and minutes only, centered on the top status bar. I tried to right click to configure it but got the same menu as when I left click, which is very confusing. Normally left clicks are for using a program and right clicks brings up the context menu to configure the  program. I'm not certain if that's a bug or just defective user interface design in GNOME 3 that prevents easy access to contextual information. But, the main point here is that I'm not able to do even basic configuration of the clock including:

1. Turn on/off display of seconds
2. Turn on/off display of day, date
3. Adjust position on tool bar (this is important because it seems to default to centered which is a very bad choice for a string of proportional text that changes frequently - it's constantly jiggling and moving back and forth as the time changes making a distraction for the user. If you have to center it, left or right justify it in a centered box please. Ideally I'd like to be able to put on the right near the other information stuff instead of in the center.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Unknown, without a working context menu on right click, it appears impossible to get a help/about screen to find out the name and version of the program.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 16
2. Try to configure clock
3. Fail and be annoyed that version 16 of a major OS lacks a configurable clock
Actual results:
User is stuck with what some random program thinks is the ideal clock display format

Expected results:
User is able to have a clock display is useful for their needs

Additional info:

I notice the temp/weather display was removed from the clock too. I found this useful and am sorry it was removed.
Comment 1 collura 2012-05-30 18:17:43 EDT

also, the lack of capability of adding 
multiple random cities/timezones 
can make a workday kind of disorienting.
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