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    OS 10.6 date/time formats -- how to change
    I am unable to figure out how to get the menu bar to display the various formats for dates and times -- I know they're in the Languages and text preferences of system preferences, but I cannot figure out how to display the short, long, medium or full formats -- or even how to change a custom one.

    This is driving me crazy . Can somebody please help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straitsfan View Post
    I am unable to figure out how to get the menu bar to display the various formats for dates and times -- I know they're in the Languages and text preferences of system preferences, but I cannot figure out how to display the short, long, medium or full formats -- or even how to change a custom one.

    This is driving me crazy . Can somebody please help?
    You can't change it to "long" vs "short" in Snow Leopard. In Leopard (and Tiger, I believe), there was an undocumented/unsupported method of doing it, but no longer.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    You can use istat menus to change the date time format in Snow Leopard. It's $10.00 to purchase.

    Regards.

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    Then why do they include those options in the dialog box? Why is there the option to type text or drag time/date elements to the various forms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straitsfan View Post
    Then why do they include those options in the dialog box? Why is there the option to type text or drag time/date elements to the various forms?
    It's for other applications that obey those preferences. *shrug* Yeah… I know it's inconsistent. I liked the way I used to have mine customized also.

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