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Palette settings

The Palette pane of World Clock Deluxe Settings (macOS 13 or later) or World Clock Deluxe Preferences (macOS 12 or earlier) lets you change the way the Clocks palette looks and behaves.


Hide controls

Select to hide the palette's close button, resize control, and scroll arrows.


Choose the palette level. The palette can float over all open windows, behave as a normal window, or lie on the desktop under all open windows.

Light text on dark background

Select if you want to display clocks with a dark background and light text in the palette.

Font and Size

Choose your clocks' font and type size in the palette. If you want to use the system font, choose "System font".


Drag to vary your clocks' opacity in the palette.

Don't apply transparency to text

Select if you want that transparent clocks have an opaque text.


Choose whether displaying digital or analog clocks in the palette.

Dial size

When clocks are analog, drag to adjust the dial size.

Display clocks vertically

Select to list clocks vertically in the palette. To change the orientation of the palette, you can also Shift-Command-click the palette's background.

Condense clocks

When clocks are digital, select to condense clocks horizontally by displaying text on two lines.

Rotate clocks

Select to display clocks alternately in the palette. Use the slider to adjust the time each clock is displayed.


When clocks rotate, choose a transition effect between clocks.

Always show palette at startup

Select if you want to show the palette automatically when you open World Clock Deluxe.

Always show palette on primary screen

Select if you want to keep the palette always on your primary screen when you connect an external display to your computer.

Show palette in all spaces

If you use Spaces to reduce clutter, select to keep the palette always visible, no matter which space you're in.

Use shortcut to show and hide palette

Select if you want to quickly show or hide the palette using a system-wide keyboard shortcut.

Default shortcut is Option-Command-K. To change it, click the shortcut field and press the key combination you want to use.

Key combinations including a function key, arrow key, or keypad key do not require modifier keys (Shift, Control, Option, or Command). All the other key combinations must contain at least one modifier key. Keypad keys appear in square brackets [ ] so that you can distinguish them.