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 subject. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
I thinkthunderbird is just using the system default.
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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This feature request is still relevant. I am replying to avoid seeing this bug being resolved automatically.
I agree that this would be a great feature.
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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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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