Fixing the Date Format in Thunderbird
For months, years, … Thunderbirds date format buggered me. Whatever I set in this lame excuse for a „Unified Locale Setting”, I was never able to get proper ISO 8601 format to show:
But how to set this just for Thunderbird without always starting it through a batch file? Simple (for the Debian/Ubuntu based Linux Mint I am using atm), by modifiying the corresponding .desktop file. Open /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop with your favourite editor and enhance the „Exec” line with a little magic:
Exec=env LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8 thunderbird %u
And „suddenly”, Thunderbird uses the proper date format:
Caveat: This is of course a poettering – works on my machine for me. YMMV.