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Feature #12094

Persistence preset: localized timezone for displayed time

Added by Velexx over 2 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Persistence
Target version:
-
Start date:
12/28/2016
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

I reboot TAILS (2.9.1) often and I find it a hassle to reset the timezone myself (on the GUI) each time. On the other hand, if I don't reset it, I find it disorienting to work with a time on the screen that's not my local time (like if someone asks me what time it is I have to calculate that in my head).

I know if my timezone is added to the persistence it's just one more thing an adversary could hack, but if someone did hack my system my timezone isn't going to worry me much: it's much more functional for me to have a clock accurate to my timezone to work under.

I think other users may feel the same.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #5774: Robust time syncing In Progress 05/17/2015
Related to Tails - Feature #10434: Document differences between displayed time zone and time zone reported by programs Confirmed 10/27/2015
Blocked by Tails - Feature #10819: Allow changing timezone in session Duplicate 12/31/2015
Blocked by Tails - Feature #6284: Display time in local timezone Confirmed 10/27/2015

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

#2 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

#3 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Make TimeZone part of persistence to Allow persisting localized timezone for displayed time
  • Category set to Persistence
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

First of all, changing the timezone of a Tails system is dangerous, so we have no plans to support that. However, we do have plans (#6284, #12069) to allow changing the timezone for the date/time that's displayed in the GNOME Desktop, without affecting the internal, system timezone. Also see #5774 for a more iterative implementation plan.

And then, once we allow changing that displayed timezone, indeed we should enable users to persist this preference of theirs, just like other localization settings.

#4 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

#5 Updated by Velexx over 2 years ago

Agreed. I had forgotten the internal versus displayed time. --Velexx

intrigeri wrote:

First of all, changing the timezone of a Tails system is dangerous, so we have no plans to support that. However, we do have plans (#6284, #12069) to allow changing the timezone for the date/time that's displayed in the GNOME Desktop, without affecting the internal, system timezone. Also see #5774 for a more iterative implementation plan.

And then, once we allow changing that displayed timezone, indeed we should enable users to persist this preference of theirs, just like other localization settings.

#6 Updated by u about 2 years ago

Once we have #6284, we can consider persisting the time zone.

#7 Updated by u about 2 years ago

  • Blocked by deleted (Feature #6284: Display time in local timezone)

#8 Updated by u about 2 years ago

#9 Updated by u over 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #10434: Document differences between displayed time zone and time zone reported by programs added

#10 Updated by u about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Allow persisting localized timezone for displayed time to Persistence present: localized timezone for displayed time

#11 Updated by intrigeri about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Persistence present: localized timezone for displayed time to Persistence preset: localized timezone for displayed time

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