Need option for 24 hour timestamp.



14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: hans, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2

Received timestamps (and any other dates showing up) are in american "AM/PM"
format.  There should be an option to use 24 hour timestamps.  This format has
the advantage to use less space in columns, allowing more characters for the

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
I thinkthunderbird is just using the system default.

Comment 2

14 years ago
If TB uses system default, then we need a way to override this.  I want to run
my core OS as US_en so I get english error messages that I can paste on Google
to research the problems.  Also, some tools require a specific locale to work. 
However, I want 24 hours in TB and maybe even americans would prefer that if it
shortens a column, whitout having to change their locale.  There must be a
checkbox in preference to choose the format.
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Comment 4

13 years ago
This feature request is still relevant.  I am replying to avoid seeing this bug
being resolved automatically.
QA Contact: front-end

Comment 5

12 years ago
I agree that this would be a great feature.
Assignee: mscott → nobody
The time format depends on your locale. (on Linux: $LC_ALL or if unset $LC_TIME or if unset $LANG).

en_US has MM/DD/YYYY with AM/PM time
en_GB has DD/MM/YYYY with 24-hour time
en_DK has ISO date-time (IIUC, YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm)

There are many other possible settings, especially for English language.

My system default includes LANG='en_US.UTF-8', but, since I prefer MM/DD/YYYY and 24-hour time, I invoke Thunderbird as

    LC_TIME=en_GB thunderbird

from the "Application" property of the desktop shortcut, and it works.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 7

10 years ago
That solution is far from being user friendly.  I would like to have this report reopened as an enhancement request for a new option in Preferences where the date format can be entered by the user.
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