How to display multiple months in the tray clock?


I am on KDE Neon up to date.
When I click on the tray clock a calendar pops up showing the current month. Is there a way to customise this to show multiple months? For instance two months in the past and two months in the future, as well as the current month?

Alternatively, is there an application that does this? I do not need an organizer, just the calendar display. I already have Korganizer, but it is overkill for what I want, and I have to dig into menus for it, which is a little inconvenient when all I want is a quick look at a calendar.

In older windows versions I was using Tclock, an application that could be configured to show as many months as you needed, as well as the tray clock display (font, size, format, colours). Is there a similar application for Kde?

I use the program “cal” in a terminal called by a script and place a shortcut launcher in the panel beside the tray. It does what you want on my computer with KDE.


Thank you for the suggestion. Could you indicate where to get it?
My Neon Kde does not have the cal command, but says that I can install it from the command line. I tried that but it said the package could not be located.
If what you use is a different thing than the cal command, could you please give a link? My searches did not come up with anything useful.


It appears you can get it by installing the ncal package.

zeus@9600k:~$ cal
Command 'cal' not found, but can be installed with:
sudo apt install ncal

zeus@9600k:~$ apt show ncal
Package: ncal
Version: 12.1.8
Priority: optional
Section: universe/utils
Source: bsdmainutils
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <>
Original-Maintainer: Debian Bsdmainutils Team <>
Installed-Size: 59.4 kB
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.34), libtinfo6 (>= 6)
Breaks: bsdmainutils (<< 12.1.3)
Replaces: bsdmainutils (<< 12.1.3)
Download-Size: 21.0 kB
APT-Sources: noble/universe amd64 Packages
Description: display a calendar and the date of Easter
 This package contains the "ncal" program and the traditional "cal"
 program, both are commonly found on BSD-style systems. This utility
 displays a simple calendar in a traditional or an alternative and more
 advanced layout, and the date of Easter.

zeus@9600k:~$ apt-cache policy ncal
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 12.1.8
  Version table:
     12.1.8 500
        500 noble/universe amd64 Packages

Thank you, this worked.

You are welcome good to see you get it sorted.