Use KDE's Digital Clock Widget as a World Clock

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Apr 30, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Here is a simple trick for those KDE users who need to keep tabs on time in different cities around the world. Instead of using a dedicated world clock applet or browser extension, you can configure the digital clock widget in the main panel to display time in different time zones.

To do this, right-click on the digital clock widget and choose Digital Clock Settings. Switch to the Time Zones section, and type the name of the desired city in the search field. Tick then the check box next to the city. Repeat this for other cities, and press OK to save the settings and close the window. That's all there is to it. Hover the mouse over the clock widget, and you should see a floating window displaying time in the selected time zones.


  • Not bad, but doesn't bat this

    Not bad, but can it also display the weather and day/night cycle of the zone? Have a look at the venerable Gnome2 clock:

  • Mouse wheel

    Even more fun is that if you mouse wheel while over the clock then the time zone will change. Just be careful as it's easy to do accidentally.
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