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…
Cheers, and good lucki