08-05-2010 06:30 AM
Whenever I have an activity alarm in ACT! 2010, and I try to clear it, ACT! freezes up for 30 or so seconds. When this happens, the ActSage.exe process uses up almost 100% of my CPU's power. I've tried disabling alarms, but alarms still pop up. Any solutions?
08-05-2010 09:02 AM - edited 08-05-2010 09:02 AM
How many alarms are displayed in the Alarm window?
How many activities do you have scheduled for a single day? Do you roll-over the activities so they are all listed on a single/current date?
You can change the 'alarm' default setting through Tools > Preferences > Calendar and Scheduling > Scheduling Preferences, but that will only apply to activities created from that time forward. Existing activities would not be affected.
08-24-2010 06:40 AM
I might have 5 - 20 events in a single day, and anywhere from 1 or 2 to 30 or 40 alarms at once. What do you mean by rolling-over these activities? Is there any way that I can disable the alarm on all previous events?
08-24-2010 07:54 AM
'Roll-Over' is generally used for 'To-Do' activities that are scheduled with 'Timeless' (no scheduled time). When you open the database for the first time of the day - these 'Timeless' activities will prompt for Roll-Over (if your Preferences are set to do so).
Rolling-over your Timeless activities is a great way to be able to see in a single day's view what you have to do. The issue is that the more activities you schedule on a single day the longer it takes Act! to process through those activities each time you look at that day on the calendar.
The only way to disable existing alarms in a wholesale fashion is through the Alarm window - Select All > then use the 'Clear Alarm' option.