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World Clock Time Converter

World Clock comes with two tools for time conversion across time zones:
  • Time Table - displays a selected 24-hour period as a table for several locations.
  • Time Converter - displays one selected time instance for all configured clocks.
This page describes Time Converter. To display it, right-click on any clock and select the Time converter option.

Invoking Time Converter from World Clock menu in taskbar
Invoking Time Converter from World Clock menu in taskbar


Anuko Time Converter will show up with locations that you configured in World Clock previously. For example, if you have 3 clocks for Tokyo, London, and San Francisco, you'll see the same locations in Time Converter.

World Clock Time Converter with three locations
World Clock Time Converter with three locations


World Clock Time Converter is very easy to use. Select the date and time in one location to instantly see the corresponding dates and times in other locations.

If you need another city in Time Converter, add it to World Clock first. Then, it will automatically show in Time Converter.

World Clock Time Converter with four locations on Windows 8
World Clock Time Converter with four locations on Windows 8


If you don't want to bother adding or removing clocks in Preferences to convert the time, consider using Time Table instead. It provides a mechanism for quick adjustment of available timezones for time conversion.

Changing Time Format

Time Converter uses time format as defined in your system. For example, if your system is set for 24 hour time, Time Converter will show the time in 24 hours format. There exists a way to change this format via manual editing of World Clock initialization file. To do this, introduce [username:converter] section with timeformat key and a desired value. For example:
[username:converter]
timeformat=24 hours
Here are some examples of acceptable values:
24 hours - 24 hour time formatter, equivalent to "H:mm".
12 hours - 12 hour time formatter, equivalent to "h:mm tt".
Default - time format matching or closely resembling the format in user locale.
  24/12 hour setting and the value of time separator are taken from user locale.
  Seconds are not used.
HH:mm - 24 hour time format with a leading zero for hours.
In addition to these values, you can use other time formats. Some of them are described here.

Time Converter using "HH:mm" time format
Time Converter using "HH:mm" time format

The screenshot above shows Time Converter on Windows 7 that uses "HH:mm" time format. The corresponding world_clock.ini section is:
[nik:converter]
timeformat=HH:mm

Copying Time Converter Data to Clipboard

In World Clock version 5.8.1.4681 or above, use Ctrl+C keys to copy Time Converter data to clipboard. If your version is between 5.8.1.4647 - 5.8.1.4681, you can also try the following.

If you wish to automatically copy Time Converter data to clipboard, you can configure World Clock to do so. Introduce the clipboard=1 string into [username:converter] section and restart World Clock. For example:
[nik:converter]
clipboard=1
timeformat=12 hours
Format of the output depends on timeformat used. Two examples below show clipboard content for the most commonly used options "24 hours" and "12 hours".

Clipboard Content for 24 Hour Time Format

New York: 18 May 2015 8:00
Honolulu: 18 May 2015 2:00
Anywhere on Earth: 18 May 2015 0:00

Clipboard Content for 12 Hour Time Format

New York: 18 May 2015 8:00 AM
Honolulu: 18 May 2015 2:00 AM
Anywhere on Earth: 18 May 2015 12:00 AM
When clipboard copying is enabled, the data is automatically copied to clipboard when you change either a date or a time in any Time Converter column.

Note: clipboard config option for Time Converter was introduced in World Clock 5.8.1.4647.

Time Converter can copy data to clipboard
Time Converter can copy data to clipboard


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