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Hi all I am newbie running Slackware10.2 with KDE desktop. I have long since upgraded to "mozilla-thunderbird-1.5-i686-1jim" which I downloaded from <linuxpackges.net> I want to change the date format of ...
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- 06-07-2006 #1
- Join Date
- May 2006
Thunderbird date-format problem
I am newbie running Slackware10.2 with KDE desktop. I have long since
upgraded to "mozilla-thunderbird-1.5-i686-1jim" which I downloaded from
I want to change the date format of thunderbird to the default format
that I have configured for KDE (SHORTWEEKDAY-DD-SHORTMONTH-YY). My dates
show up as Tue-07-Jun-06. Basically I get confused between date & month
so I at lest like to keep one of them in words.
I did a bit of searching & found this site
My first question is why did all the pages that I came across, referred
to this (user.js) file? I did not find any such file, but I did find
something called "prefs.js" /in/my/home/.thunderbird which seems to have
the same function.
So I added a line to the file (prefs.js) as per the instruction on
it was supposed to show me time like this
Friday, December 31 2003 10:23 AM
but unfortunately it had no effect!! the date format remained as it was
before (06/07/2006 12:30 PM).
Then I installed this (configdate-0.3.6-tb.xpi) extension, which (as I
realized later) just automates the above mentioned process; and it also
had no effect (no surprise there I guess).
My dates (in thunderbird) keep showing as 06/07/2006 12:30 PM
I did check the /patch section for Slackware10.2 at <slackware.com> & it
Could it be possible that thunderbird-1.5 is not compatible with
Slackware10.2 ?? or am I doing something wrong??
Oh! I am also using a custom compiled 2.6.13 kernel & my Location is KDE
is Bangladesh... could that have anything to with this all??
- 06-07-2006 #2
Thunderbird does not come with a user.js, you need to create it. I don't know why they just don't put a blank one in there, but they don't.
I have not messed with the date format, so I can't tell you for sure if adding what you found into the user.js file will work or not, sorry.
- 06-07-2006 #3
- Join Date
- May 2006
Nah... no luck
creating a user.js didn't work
Thanks for your concern though