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Calendar app time/date format

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 Pro

    Calendar app time/date format


    Using Windows 8 Pro (RTM)
    Seems like the calendar app does not obey the language settings.
    W8 display language is English (US I think) and that is the way I want it even if I want day names and time format as choosen in language settings.

    Hints ?

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  2. #2


    Hi eager2008. Welcome to the forum.

    Right click the app -> Uninstall

    Reboot.

    Open Store (tile) -> Mouse curser to upper right (Charms menu for store app slides out) -> Find (magnifying glass) -> type calendar. It will bring up the app to install again.

    Please let us know if that works or not. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Have you checked the "Regional and Languages" section in Control Panel?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks both of you, however re-installation didn't change anything and yes I have checked "Region and Language" (b.t.w. now splitted into "Region" and "Language"), this is what I meant by "...day names and time format as choosen in language settings".
    The main thing is that most europeans are not at all comfortable with a 12 hours clock, personally I can never learn AM/PM

    Anyone, more hints ?
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  5. #5


    Sorry that didn't work.

    Try Mouse pointer bottom left corner a mini Start screen appears -> right click (a "guts" menu appears) -> Control Panel -> Language -> Change date, time, or number format. You'll find 3 tabs on Region properties. Time/day formats, Location, Administrative.

    You can configure all there. Please let us know if that works.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by eager2008 View Post
    The main thing is that most europeans are not at all comfortable with a 12 hours clock, personally I can never learn AM/PM
    My region is set to Canada and for a test I went into Region in Control Panel and set both the short and long time to 24 hour clock for time settings. My Calendar App changed to 24 Hour clock.
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  7. #7


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by eager2008 View Post
    The main thing is that most europeans are not at all comfortable with a 12 hours clock, personally I can never learn AM/PM

    Anyone, more hints ?
    Main thing is that, how is the time format shown in your taskbar? Do you mean to say that though your taskbar shows time in 24 hours format, the calendar app shows time in 12 hr? Is this the case?

    My view is that your taskbar is set to 12 hr format. To change this you need to change the settings in "Clock, Language, and Regions" in Control Panel.

    Control Panel -> Clock, Language, and Regions -> Region

    You will see the options for Short time and Long time.

    I think your one is set as:
    Short time: hh:mm tt
    Long time: hh:mm:ss tt/ h:mm:ss tt

    Here the "tt" stands for AM/PM.

    Change the Long time and Short time to anything that doesn't have "tt" in it.

    I think your problem should be solved this way.
    Hope I could help
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  8. #8


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 Pro


    HippsieGypsie: Same as windows "region" or Windows Control panel" etc., there are many ways to Rome..
    And yes, of course I tried all this, as I said before: this is what I meant by "...day names and time format as choosen in language settings".

    R0bR: Do you use RTM ? (I think it was different on the previews).

    Arpan: No, I did not set hh:mm tt, my setting is HH:mm (for short) and HH:mm:ss (for long)
    Even the "First day of week" is set to monday (in my language though.
    The taskbar clock shows time as expected (according to HH:mm).

    Any more ?
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  9. #9


    I am using 8 EE. With this version, it didn't give the option to select time zone. Had to afterwards. Had a little trouble, but when I synced with M$ clock, all is fine. Did you try that?

    If you did, it's beyond me. I just don't know what to tell you other than perhaps something's wrong with the version. Consider reinstall. You may be better off with RP.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks to all, I think I found the problem.
    The problem was that both english and my native language was added in Control Panel/Languages.
    When I removed the English all is well.
    I am still a little confused regarding this setting because I have no (display) language pack installed and do not understand why this
    "dual language setting" some kind overrides my explicit setting regarding time/date etc.
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