Access Clock Function or Date and Time Preferences Menu on Mac OS X Yosemite
Edited by Grimm, Rushell, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to teach you how to access the date and time preferences or clock functions on your Mac running OS X Yosemite. To get started, we are going to need to open up the date and time preferences panel. There are three ways to do this.
The easiest way is to move the cursor to the upper right-hand side of the screen where the digital clock is.
Click on the clock one time by pressing the touchpad or using the mouse.
Then simply select "Open Date & Time Preferences..." from the menu that appears.
This will open the "Date & Time" preferences panel.
Let's close the window for now by clicking on black "x" in the red circle on the top left-hand side.
Alternatively, we can move the cursor down to the bottom of the screen to the dock, or to reveal the dock if it is hidden.
We're looking or the gear-shaped icon in a silver and gray box.
This is the System Preferences icon. The reason we might want to do this is there is an option to hide the date and time from our Mack, in which case we might not be able to click on it at the top to actually access the Date & Time preferences panel.
One click on "System Preferences" will open that panel.
On fourth row, the fifth icon from the right is the "Date & Time" preferences icon.
One click on that icon will open the "Date & Time" preferences window.
Now, we'll go back to the top left and click on the red circle with the black "x" to close the window.
On the upper left corner of our screen, we'll find the last way to access the Date and Time preferences menu.
This is simply another way to access the System Preferences panel.
Click on the black Apple icon to open a menu.
Then click on "System Preferences", which is the second option.
Again, we'll be taken to the "System Preferences" panel.
Then just like before, we will go to the fourth row and fifth icon from the left, which will give us our "Date & Time" preferences.
One click will open that window, and again we can see the "Date & Time" preferences.
When we're finished making any adjustments we'd like to make, we can go to the top left corner and click on the red circle with the black "x" to close the window.
This concludes our tutorial on how to access the "Date & Time" preferences panel or clock panel on your Mac running OS X Yosemite.
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Video: Access Clock Function or Date and Time Preferences Menu on Mac OS X Yosemite
Recent edits by: Rushell, Grimm