I like to show date and time in the mode-line. I currently have this in my .emacs file: (setq display-time-day-and-date t) (setq display-time-format "%I:%M %p %e %b %y %_5j") (display-time)

How do I remove the cpu load average which always appears at the end of the time string? I've tried setting the variable format-time-string without any change in the load average display.

I've combed through the docs and also looked at global-mode-string without help.

As phils points out below, (setq display-time-default-load-average nil) addresses the issue.

  • This doesn't work for me, after startup, it will be 12hr format without load-average for a while, after that it will change back to the format that when I didn't put the config line in my init.el which contains the load-average.
    – CodyChan
    May 22 '17 at 2:18

See the variable display-time-default-load-average

n.b. I found that very quickly using C-hd to search for "load average".

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