This was noticed today, My system doesn't show the clock(I took a Screen-shot), I run it on an HP Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo and 3 GB of ram(DDR2).

How I fix to show the clock ?

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  • Please split the slowness issue into a separate question.
    – RolandiXor
    Aug 1, 2016 at 18:13

3 Answers 3


Try reinstalling it:

sudo apt remove wingpanel-indicator-datetime

sudo apt install wingpanel-indicator-datetime

That will remove and re-install the date "indicator" of the menu bar (known as wingpanel). Are you still having this issue in Loki?


Did you tried to reinstall indicator-* apps? one of them should bring back clock, but idk which one is responsible for clock. I hope this helps.

  • the syntax is ? sudo reinstall indicator-* apps
    – lipesmile
    Jul 20, 2016 at 21:26

Maybe it is just deactivated. I've experienced random changes in the settings too, even though not with the clock. You might want to try to change the settings with dconf-editor:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Then open dconf-editor and open the path com - canonical - indicator - datetime. There you'll find an option "show-clock" (and plenty more settings...), just tick it and it should work

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