I've updated to High Sierra and one thing that I immediately noticed as an OCD-guy was the full name of the month in menu bar:

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I like keeping things as short as possible and I want to revert it back to the format "Thu 28 Sep 11:08" as in Sierra and below, instead of "28 September Thu 11:08".

I've fiddled with date formats in the system preferences but it doesn't seem to change anything.

How do I get the shorter date back?

  • Have you asked Apple? Sep 30 '17 at 22:48
  • @user770 no, since I tend to get better answers here on StackExchange community. Oct 1 '17 at 10:05
  • I see your point. Let me tell you that: chat support is for people who don't know how to lock orientation. For anything serious, use phone support specifically. Good luck. By the way, the month shows short by me. Should I post a screenshot of my settings? Oct 1 '17 at 10:21
  • @user770 interesting. yes I'd like to see the settings for that. just for clarification: you are on the new OS, High Sierra right? Oct 1 '17 at 10:40
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    I am. And being that I can't post a comment picture, I'll either post an answer, or a link to a screenshot (when I get to my machine) Oct 1 '17 at 11:54

Using High Sierra:


Here's what I see:

date format

And here are my settings:

date settings

Advanced settings:

advanced settings

More settings:

second page

Desktop date menu:

date menu

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