Linux Mint: How to Configure the Clock and Calendar Applet
In Linux Mint, the clock and calendar are in the lower right corner of the “Applet” screen. An “applet” is a small application that appears in the bottom bar. Several applets are installed and enabled by default, and others can be added manually.
You can easily configure the Clock and Calendar applet by right-clicking on it in the lower right corner and then clicking “Configure”.
To customize the clock and calendar applet, right-click on the clock in the lower-right corner, then click “Configure.”
There are three options available for the applet. The first, “Show week numbers in calendar”, changes the calendar so the week number is on the left.
The bottom option allows you to configure a keyboard shortcut to open the calendar. By default it is “Super + C”. You can edit the current shortcut by clicking on it and entering your own keyboard shortcut, or you can add a new one by clicking in the “unassigned” field.
Tip: The “Super” key is the name many Linux distributions use to refer to the Windows key or the Apple “Command” key, avoiding any risk of trademark issues.
The top option allows you to add a week number to the calendar, and the bottom option allows you to configure one or two keyboard shortcuts to open the calendar applet.
If you enable “Use custom date format”, a new option appears that gives you complete control over what appears in the minimized applet. To see the full syntax, you should clock on “View Date Format Syntax Information” which will open a web page with instructions on how to format the clock to your preference.
The default syntax is “%A, %B %e, %H:%M”, which means: full day name, full month name, day of the month, hour of the day (24 hours), and minute of the hour.
You can configure a custom time format by enabling “Use custom date format” and configuring the date syntax to your preference.