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Creating A Clock

To create a clock select New Clock from the File menu or type ⌘N. The dialog presents a choice of methods on the left to determine the time zone and name of the clock, and controls on the right to determine its appearance.

Table Picker:
The IANA standard time zones known by OS X are shown. If the desired location is not listed you can select a place close by in the same country/time zone, or you can use the Map Picker. When first opened the local time zone set in System Preferences will be selected.
Time Zone:
Select the time zone for the clock by selecting a place, or GMT, in the column browser. If the desired location is not listed select a city close by in the same country. When first opened the local time zone set in System Preferences will be selected.
Name:
Selecting a time zone sets the name, if desired you can edit it. For example, “London” above has been changed to “Cambridge”.

Map Picker:
To use this picker an internet connection is required.
Locate:
The red marker, at the centre of the map, indicates the location that JAC will identify. The map may be dragged, zoomed and searched. The example shows a search for “Snowdon”.
Identify:
After using the map to find your desired location JAC will attempt to identify a nearby place and its time zone. Pressing Any will find a place of any size; buttons > 1000, > 5000 and > 15000 restrict the search to places with at least those populations.

If JAC can identify a nearby place a blue marker is placed on the map indicating that place. If there is no nearby place (e.g. you selected the middle of an ocean or some uninhabited part of the globe) you will be informed you need to relocate the map.

The example shows the result of selecting > 1000 and Llanberis has been identified.

Language:
The identified place name may, if possible, be returned in the local language of the area, the preferred language set in OS X, or in English.
Name:
Identifying a place sets the clock name, if desired you can edit it.

Style:
Choose a style for the clock face.
Date:
Select to include the date on the clock face. The date format includes the day, month and date formatted according to the localisation settings in System Preferences.
Time Zone:
Select to include the time zone on the clock face. If an abbreviation is not available for the time zone the offset from GMT will be used.
24 Hour Clock:
Select to use the 24 hour clock.
AM/PM:
Select to include a morning/afternoon indication on the clock face. The actual strings used depend on the localisation settings in System Preferences.
Leading Zero:
Select to always display the hours with 2 digits rather than suppressing a leading zero.

As many clocks as desired can be created and their sizes and locations are saved between launches.