How to Set Date and Time in Ubuntu 13.10

Setting the date and time in Ubuntu 13.10 is a very easy task to complete. This tutorial will show you how to set the date and time so that you will never get confused with the wrong time again.

The first step to set the date and time is to go to the top right corner of the desktop and click on the calendar indicator. This will bring down an drop down menu with the month’s calendar in it. In the bottom of this menu you will see the option that says “Date & and Time Settings” as shown below.


The Time and Date Settings Dialog will then open up and you will have the option to change your time zone to the correct time zone and then automatically retrieve the time and date from the internet which is recommended or to set the time and date manually. A screenshot of these options are shown below.

Ubuntu1310_SetTimeAndDate_02 If you click on the “clock” tab you will be able to change the display settings to you liking. One thing that I like to do is to add the option to display the seconds along with the hours and minutes.


Once you have adjusted the settings to the way you want them and have the correct time, you can just simply close the settings application.

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