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Nickel Contributor
Posts: 209
Country: United States

Calendar roll over

Unless I close and re-start ACT! the calendar events set in Preferences / Calendar & Scheduling / Scheduling Preferences / "Automatically Roll Over to Today" does not function. We like to leave ACT! running and it should roll these over at Midnight but it does not.
 
Also, when we customize the left hand column of Icons, like adding the Weekly Calendar icon, when we close and re-start ACT! it goes back to the defaul icons and we have to add the Weekly Calendar icon every day.
 
Anyone else have these issues?
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Calendar roll over

Roll-over is only checked when the user logs into the database.
 
it's not normally good practice to leave a database application open like that... if Windows does an automatic update and re-boots, it doesn't always close application nicely.
 
Also, it's better not to have the users all logged in when you run backups... as you should be doing.
 
The the icons, that could be a damaged preference file.. what version of ACT! (the full version from Help | About)?
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 209
Country: United States

Re: Calendar roll over

Thanks GL Computing. We now got in the habit of closing the DB everytime we leave the office for the night. And, whne we upgraded to 10.0.2.191 the Weekly calendar issue was resolved.
Copper Contributor
Posts: 22
Country: United States

Re: Calendar roll over

I strongly disagree.  The windows reboot problem is easily overcome by turning off auto installation of updates.  It is a major pain to have to close and reopen ACT everyday.  At the very least a roll-over without restart should be an option for those that want it.
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Calendar roll over

Actually, most IT people would consider it to be pretty bad practise to leave Windows logged in when not using it. Both from a stability and a security point.
Copper Contributor
Posts: 22
Country: United States

Re: Calendar roll over

Perhaps - but then most users probably use a hibernate function to shut down rather than close every app and have to reopen when they return. 
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Calendar roll over

[ Edited ]

Sadly, Windows does become more unstable that way... many of the DEL systems don't even support hibernate anymore because of this.

 

Also, hibernating a database application is especially poor...

Message Edited by GLComputing on 12-10-2009 05:48 AM