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  1. Getting your head around time zones

    HOW TO DISPLAY THE GDS TIME IN THE FORUM

    Some tips for managing time zones.

    GDS times are EST [Eastern Standard Time for the US and Canada]
    This is used during winter. [Starts around early November]
    This varies slightly to EDT [eastern daylight time] by one hour.
    This is used during summer.[starts around March 10th]

    EST is 5 hours behind of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

    Some options :

    You can look up times worldwide at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
    NEW YORK is EST so use that and you know the time at GDS.

    Add a second clock to your desktop. I use Win7 on a dell and have the option to add a gadget. I rightclick on my desktop – click on gadgets – add a clock and set it to EST.

    You can also change the time displayed at the bottom of the forum to EST. I find this is great as I can quickly look down and see it. After all I know my own times as it is on the bottom toolbar and my watch.

    To do this login to the forum. You will see this. Just click on User CP



    Next you get to this screen. Go down to Edit Options.



    Change the time zone to Eastern time as shown. Now whenever you are in the forum you will see the current GDS time down the bottom.



    I hope that helps. Any problems just yell [loudly cause I am in Australia]
    Last edited by Art for Scrapbooking; 11-07-2012 at 02:50 PM.






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    And, you can set alarms so you get to chats and speed scraps on time! Go to calendar (in the gray bar at top of page) and find the event you're interested in and set an alarm to remind you of it. Really helps with all these different time zones of our members.


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    Good idea to post this - hopefully it will help people!


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    Brilliant idea - thank you so much! I'm forever having problems working out all the different time zones - being in Europe doesn't particularly help matters :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bombalurina59 View Post
    Brilliant idea - thank you so much! I'm forever having problems working out all the different time zones - being in Europe doesn't particularly help matters :)
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    Thank you Sharon, I have the second clock on my desktop, it really helps.
    creative greetings,



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