Help in setting Desktop Clock/calendar (and region/keyboard)

Through endless fruitless, cryptically useless “tips” Google searches on how to change/update the desktop clock,
Sheer dumb luck has presented this user with a solution to his dilemma; unknown if the correct linux-lingo is being used… but, be that as it may.
Mine is a relatively “generic” ie… Default install (Lenovo IdeaCentre 300S, with M.2 Wireless/Blue Tooth adapter - Atheros AR5006X chipset for the hardware geeks)
First, left-mouse-click (i.e., for right-handers, index finger, for left-handers, methinks middle finger… dunno… that this writer is extremely right-handed… left hand is little more than a useful idiot, can only guess for “lefties”)

Left-click on the Zorin icon (extreme lower left of screen):

Up will pop a… block (dare we call it a window??)

what is presented in the left column:
“Accessories”, “Chrome Apps” (should some of you have figured out to download/install Google Chrome, vs. simply staying with the pre-loaded Firefox browser), “Games”, Graphics”, “Internet’, “Office”, “sound & Video”, “System Tools”, Utilities”. (ignore that stuff for now)

In the right column of that same window:

A human bust Icon (with your user name next to it),
then, “Home’, “Desktop”, etc. etc.
Left-click (index finger?) on your user name: (where the fun begins)

Popping up, and superimposed, will pop a “users” window:
Left Column: “Wi-Fi”, “Network”, “Bluetooth” (where applicable)), “Background”, “Notifications” etc. etc. (scroll down, past all of that stuff)
While “hovering" over said left column:
Scrolling down should bottom-out with: “Region &Language”, “Accessibility”, “Users”, “Default applications”, “Date & Time”, “About” (at bottom).

Double-click: “Regions and Language":
the rest should be self-explanatory (if not, pack up your gear and find a friendly Zorin/Ubutu(debian) guru… or let them know there’s cold beer in the fridge)

BTW: “Input Sources” allows you to assign/enable multiple keyboard layouts ( in this case, for this writer, German and Polish)… the “active” keyboard layout will be indicated in the extreme lower-right of your desktop to the left of date/time, power “button”, speaker”, “blue tooth” icon (maybe?), and Wi-Fi signal strength (or network/LAN) indicator. (in this case, “en”, for english - doh!)…

Below, “Regions & Language”:

“Date & Time”; also, should be self explanatory, (or, stock up the 'fridge)

Footnote: During installation, and setting time zone, I dragged & dropped the time zone over to what appeared to be Poland (my current location); however, somehow, “Budapest” was understood… resulting in my desktop date/time clock being in Hungarian… DOH!… which led to this little “adventure” (many of which are most assuredly to come)

This little snippet was written with LibreOffice Writer; which, after 20 years of MSOffice2003…
na ja…
Cheers, and good lucki

Thank you for your detailed walkthrough on navigating the Zorin OS settings and adjusting the clock settings. Your sense of humor and candidness make the instructions engaging.

However, I would like to point out a few clarifications:

  1. Zorin OS vs. Ubuntu : Zorin OS is built on top of Ubuntu, but they are distinct distributions. While they share much in common, due to their shared base, Zorin has a unique desktop environment and user interface. Readers should be aware that your instructions are for Zorin OS, and while some steps may apply to Ubuntu, there could be differences.
  2. System Settings Overview : The Zorin OS menu you describe is part of the System Settings or the Control Center. The navigation might vary slightly based on the Zorin OS version, but your guide gives a general idea.
  3. Technical Language : While you did a great job explaining things in layman’s terms, more technical users might prefer terms like “System Settings”, “User Profile”, and “Time & Date Settings”. However, the relaxed tone can be more accessible to newcomers or those less familiar with Linux jargon.
  4. Generalization : While your instructions are based on your experience with Zorin OS on a specific device configuration (Lenovo IdeaCentre 300S with an Atheros AR5006X chipset), other users might have slightly different experiences depending on their hardware and Zorin OS version. It’s always good to mention the specific version and context for clarity.
  5. Default Applications : Mentioning LibreOffice Writer at the end is a nice touch, especially for those transitioning from Microsoft Office. It gives an understanding that there are competent alternatives available on Zorin OS/Ubuntu.

Overall, your guide offers valuable insight for new Zorin OS users trying to adjust their clock settings. A little refinement and clarity would make it even more beneficial to a wider audience. Thanks for sharing!