I'm trying to have multiple timezones displayed when clicking on the clock, a behavior available in Luna but missing in Freya. After several months I still didn't see this option added back. Is there any way to make it work, or a workaround to see multiple timezones?



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1. Install dconf-editor

You will need to install dconf-editor

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor 

2. Set your Locations

Once installed, go to com.canonical.indicator.datetime and look for locations variable and add your desired locations, separated with commas, and between ' '.

They should look something like these:

['America/Los_Angeles Los Angeles', 'America/New_York New York', 'Europe/London London', 'Europe/Paris Paris', 'Asia/Tokyo Tokyo']

If you don't know timezone names, you can go to:

TZ database- Wikipedia

3. Enable Locations

Click on show-locations checkbox. To disable, you can simply uncheck this option.

  • Perfect! This worked beautifully and on real time, no logoff needed.
    – Timo
    Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 1:42

In the Terminal

Set the indicator to show extra locations.

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-locations true

Set which locations to show. Timezones are in the format Continent/City_Name City Name

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime locations "['America/Los_Angeles Los Angeles', 'America/New_York New York', 'Europe/London London', 'Europe/Paris Paris', 'Asia/Tokyo Tokyo']"

To undo your changes, you can simply hide the locations again.

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-locations false
  • 1
    Great answer, better than accepted because it is native solution without 3-rd party installations.
    – valkirilov
    Commented Jul 8, 2016 at 7:35

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