Re: date format in list view

On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 02:48, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 23:55, Raul Acevedo wrote:
> > In list view, the date format takes up way too much space, and because
> > it uses whole words for week day and month names, it's also actually
> > harder to read at a glance.  I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but
> > it's easier to visually parse a list of dates when they are in shorter
> > format that looks more like fixed width fields.
> > 
> > Is there a way to change this?  Ideally either Nautilus would
> > automatically use a format like "mm/dd/yyyy hh:mi", or I could configure
> > it via the List View tab in Preferences or even a GConf key that allows
> > me to enter the raw format string.
> There is no way currently, but having a date format preference is
> probably the right thing to do here. And we should probably change the
> default setting to be more 'regular'.

Please, yes.  I've been wanting this for a while.  But Nautilus is not
the place for it.  I don't want to set the date format in Nautilus, then
go set the date format in Evolution, then go set the date format in File
Roller, etc.  We should have a desktop-level setting for this.


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