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The Clock panel plugin displays the current time in a variety of styles and formats, and allows for custom tooltips to appear on hover. It also provides a basic calendar that appears when clicked.
- Displays a round, analogue clock with an hour, minute and optionally second hand in the panel.
- Displays a grid with highlighted tiles depicting the time in binary.
- Displays the time digitally.
- Displays the time as words rather than using numbers.
- Displays the time in the style of an LCD clock.
The options available will vary depending on the clock Layout selected.
|Display seconds||Displays the seconds hand on the clock face|
|Display seconds||Displays seconds on the clock|
|True binary clock||Enlarges the grid and displays 2 / 3 rows rather than 4|
|Show Inactive Dots||Show empty dots|
|Show grid||Adds gridlines to the clock|
|Format||Changes the format in which the time is displayed with a predefined or custom format|
|Fuzziness||Changes the degree of 'fuzziness' that the clock will display. 0 being the most accurate (displaying “six o'clock” for example), 1 being less accurate, and 2 being the least accurate (displaying “Afternoon” for example)|
|Display seconds||Displays a seconds indicator on the clock|
|24-hour clock||Displays time in a 24-hour (military) format|
|Flash time separators||Flash the separators between digits every second|
|Show AM/PM||Displays an 'A' or 'P' next to the time to indicate the time of day|
Label and Tooltip Markup
The plugin supports markup to change the layout of the tooltip and the label on the panel. For more information on Pango, the markup used for the label, see the Pango Text Attribute Markup manual to see what attributes are supported.
The following is a list of available label format control sequences copied from a
date utility manual (
|%%||a literal %|
|%a||locale's abbreviated weekday name (e.g., Sun)|
|%A||locale's full weekday name (e.g., Sunday)|
|%b||locale's abbreviated month name (e.g., Jan)|
|%B||locale's full month name (e.g., January)|
|%c||locale's date and time (e.g., Thu Mar 3 23:05:25 2005)|
|%C||century; like %Y, except omit last two digits (e.g., 21)|
|%d||day of month (e.g, 01)|
|%D||date; same as %m/%d/%y|
|%e||day of month, space padded; same as %_d|
|%F||full date; same as %Y-%m-%d|
|%g||last two digits of year of ISO week number (see %G)|
|%G||year of ISO week number (see %V); normally useful only with %V|
|%h||same as %b|
|%j||day of year (001..366)|
|%k||hour ( 0..23)|
|%l||hour ( 1..12)|
|%p||locale's equivalent of either AM or PM; blank if not known|
|%P||like %p, but lower case|
|%r||locale's 12-hour clock time (e.g., 11:11:04 PM)|
|%R||24-hour hour and minute; same as %H:%M|
|%s||seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC|
|%T||time; same as %H:%M:%S|
|%u||day of week (1..7); 1 is Monday|
|%U||week number of year, with Sunday as first day of week (00..53)|
|%V||ISO week number, with Monday as first day of week (01..53)|
|%w||day of week (0..6); 0 is Sunday|
|%W||week number of year, with Monday as first day of week (00..53)|
|%x||locale's date representation (e.g., 12/31/99)|
|%X||locale's time representation (e.g., 23:13:48)|
|%y||last two digits of year (00..99)|
|%z||+hhmm numeric timezone (e.g., -0400)|
|%:z||+hh:mm numeric timezone (e.g., -04:00)|
|%::z||+hh:mm:ss numeric time zone (e.g., -04:00:00)|
|%:::z||numeric time zone with : to necessary precision (e.g., -04, +05:30)|
|%Z||alphabetic time zone abbreviation (e.g., EDT)|
By default, numeric fields are padded with 0's. The following optional flags may follow
|- (hyphen)||do not pad the field|
|_ (underscore)||pad with spaces|
|0 (zero)||pad with zeros|
|^||use upper case if possible|
|#||use opposite case if possible|
After any flags comes an optional field width, as a decimal number; then an optional modifier, which is either
E (to use the locale's alternate representations if available), or
O (to use the locale's alternate numeric symbols if available).