Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My local time is CET (Prague, EU), I also need to see UTC and, some times, MSK time. Can I add multiple clocks with different zones to a panel in XFCE? I know how to add multiple clocks, actually, but how to customize time zone of each of them?

share|improve this question

It's possible to display multiple timezones by using multiple applets of the Orage Clock Panel.

Under Orage properties (right click on the clock -> properties) there is a button next to 'set timezone to:' labeled Open. Clicking that button will bring up a window that allows you to select which timezone you want that applet to use.

Each applet will use the timezone you set it for.

by the way, I noticed you state you use Arch on your profile... Orage isn't installed with the base xfce package under Arch-Linux... it is part of the xfce4-goodies meta-package:

$ pacman -Ss xfce4-goodies | grep orage

extra/orage 4.8.3-1 (xfce4-goodies) [installed]

share|improve this answer

According to Wikipedia, Orage can do this

It also includes a panel clock plugin and an international clock application capable of simultaneously showing clocks from several different time zones.

...almost, with its "Global Time" application which...

[...] shows time from any timezone. It can show several clocks at once and contains handy feature to adjust time. [...] Global time can be invoked from orageclock panel plugin by clicking middle button (=button 2) and it hides with the next click. How "Global Time" looks

But I cannot find anything about this feature inside an applet...

share|improve this answer

To change timezone in the xfce4 panel clock plugin check first the properties:

xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel --list

There is a property i.e. /plugins/plugin-5/timezone. (plugin5 may differ)

To change the timezone run:

xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p "/plugins/plugin-5/timezone" -s "Europe/Berlin"
share|improve this answer

This page indicates:

"Global time can be invoked from orageclock panel plugin by clicking middle button (=button 2) and it hides with the next click."

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.