Different date/time layout

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NotNull
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Different date/time layout

Post by NotNull » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:05 pm

You can change how the date and time are displayed in the result list of Everything using this and this information.

I don't care very much for the default layout (same as File Explorer), so I changed it:

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If you want the same layout:
  • Type or paste
    /date_format=dd-MM-yyyy
    in the search bar and press ENTER
  • Type or paste
    /time_format= HH:mm
    in the search bar and press ENTER
    ( notice the space after = ; that will separate the date and the time a little bit more)
  • Done.
Just sharing ....

therube
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Re: Different date/time layout

Post by therube » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:10 pm

(Heh. Doesn't everyone already set their date/time like that - in Windows itself.
Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, Regional Options -> Customize.
[That's where, in XP. Win7 would be similar. Win10, is anyone's guess.]
That way, all application should display "correctly".)

void
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Re: Different date/time layout

Post by void » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:15 pm

Thanks for sharing.

Everything uses the system short date and system short time formats by default.

To change these system wide formats:
  • From the Start menu, search for control
  • Click Control Panel.
  • Click Region.
  • Change short date.
  • Change short time.
  • If you want a more customizable format:
    • Click Additional settings....
    • Click the Time tab.
    • Change the Short time format.
    • Click the Date tab.
    • Change the Short date format.
    • Click OK.
  • Click OK.

NotNull
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Re: Different date/time layout

Post by NotNull » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:32 pm

My system-wide default is to use a 'short year' (21); I like Everything to show the 'long year' (2021). Luckily that is possible :)

NotNull
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Re: Different date/time layout

Post by NotNull » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:48 pm

By the way: this is all a result of experimenting with the layout of Everything.
So far I like the Path column at the end. Looking at very long paths is now a simple CTRL+Right-cursor (or two) to see the entire path (after making the Path collumn extremely wide).
For now, I like it better than resizing the Path column width in the original situation (some paths are even too long to be shown in the tooltip [1]
Side effect is that JumpToFolder expects the second column to be the Path (which causes it to error)

End of babbling; back to experimenting :)

[1] implicit very low priority suggestion to make the tooltip-path multi-line if needed

void
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Re: Different date/time layout

Post by void » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:02 am

implicit very low priority suggestion to make the tooltip-path multi-line if needed
I'll make the default max tooltip width slightly smaller.
I'll add an option to customize the max width of the tooltip.
Thanks for the suggestion.

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