How to set multiple time zones on your Ubuntu

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If you have a Ubuntu distro, or one based on it, you can select several time zones in a very simple way. In this way, you will not only have the time of a single country or area, but you will be able to have all the time you need in view. Whether you usually travel from one place to another, or if you need to know what time it is in another place for business reasons, etc.

Usually only selected a time zone when the operating system is installed. The one corresponding to the area where the user resides. But it is something that is not enough for some other users and has a simple solution, as you can see in this article ...

To add multiple time zones to your Ubuntu, follow these steps:

  1. Install from the terminal or from the Ubuntu app store the application known as GNOME Clocks (the package is called gnome-clocks) if you don't already have it.
  2. Now, locate the app and open the program. With it you can host several clocks corresponding to different time zones.
  3. To start, click on the + symbol to add a new clock or you can alternatively press the Ctrl + N keys.
  4. A mini window will appear where look up the time zone name you want to add. For example, Malmö, Sweden.
  5. Once located, click on the Add button or add.
  6. You will see that it has already been added to the World tab. To add other time zones, you can repeat steps 2-5 to add as many as you need, and they will appear on this screen.
  7. You will see that the time zone and the corresponding time will appear, with a trash can icon in case you want to delete that time zone. To select one, you just have to do double click on one of the zones and will be selected by default, hiding the rest.

By the way, in this program you can also set alarms, timers, etc. It is quite practical, so it can help you remember that you have to do things, or time how long it takes to do others, etc.


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