Re: date format in list view

On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 00:39, Shaun McCance wrote:
> 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.
I agree.
But if it means another 2 years to get it, I would vote to put it
temporairly in nautilus.



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