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how to disable relative dates and set date formats

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In the screenshot attached (from Thunderbird) some date/times are complet, others only give the hour. How can I get always the same format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS ?

(and where in this forum can I set my preferred date/time format? there seems not to be anything in the profile settings.)

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From the kb article: "If you are using the configuration editor and the preference that you want to modify is missing, create it as an Integer preference."

Right-click in the Config. editor, New, Integer, name the pref. mail.ui.display.dateformat.today and give it the value 2, restart TB.

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The mail from today just shows the hour. It can be changed to the default format by changing the value of mail.ui.display.dateformat.today in Config. editor (Preferences/General/Indexing).

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_display_format

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thanks again. There is no such line: see screenshot.

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From the kb article: "If you are using the configuration editor and the preference that you want to modify is missing, create it as an Integer preference."

Right-click in the Config. editor, New, Integer, name the pref. mail.ui.display.dateformat.today and give it the value 2, restart TB.

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Sorry, should have read the article. YES it works. Thanks.

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Hi,

Sorry about this, my son set up Thunderbird for me ages ago but I remain at newbie level. Could someone explain how I can stop Thunderbird from only showing the hour sent for emails sent the same day - but could that explanation be worded for someone at extreme newbie level?

We would like the following format on all our sent mail irrespective of whether or not it was sent the same day: DD/MM/YYYY hh:mm

Thanks for reading

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