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Clocks Fall Back - Act Calendar Dates Screwed Up

pwk
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Clocks Fall Back - Act Calendar Dates Screwed Up

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Here we go again ... the clocks change, and now all my appointment times are screwed up. I'd forgotten about this happening earlier, and almost ended up at an appointment an hour early. (ACT! Pro - 18.1.103.0)

 

How do I work around this bug! Anyone any ideas?

 

I actually asked about this last year, but never found a good solution (https://community.act.com/t5/Act/Appointment-Times-Changing-in-ACT-Pro-18-running-in-Parallels-on/m-...) ... I think I ended up changing the Windows timezone (I'm using Windows on a Mac, within Parallels). 

 

This whole thing makes no sense! Come on, guys, fix this dumb little bug!

 

 

Peter

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Re: Clocks Fall Back - Act Calendar Dates Screwed Up

This isn't an ACT! problem. ACT! uses the Windows time tome zone and clock settings for time and date control. Running on a Windows machine there isn't any problem as you describe. Any bug is likely in the Parallels virtual machine you are using on the MAC.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Clocks Fall Back - Act Calendar Dates Screwed Up

If you are using a web version double check with the following:

 

18198 How to Use the Time Zone Feature in ACT! Premium for Web

http://kb.act.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18198/kw/time%20zone

 

Otherwise if you are on a local db version it is set to the pc time zone as noted.

pwk
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Re: Clocks Fall Back - Act Calendar Dates Screwed Up

It's a bug in the sense that regardless of a timezone change, if I set an appointment for 10AM then it should remain set to 10AM and not shift to 9AM just because the clocks went back. Why does ACT need to reset appointments based on time-zone change?

pwk
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Re: Clocks Fall Back - Act Calendar Dates Screwed Up

Carl:

 

Nope, not using a Web version. 

 

 

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Re: Clocks Fall Back - Act Calendar Dates Screwed Up

AS I said it's not an ACT! bug because it's not present on an actual Windows machine. It appears the bug is in the Parallels virtual Machine not properly emulating the Windows platform.
Roy Laudenslager
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