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Thread: My time zone seting always changing

  1. #1

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    Feb 13, 2012
    My time zone seting always changing

    From time to time, my Time Zone setting changes to another country (having an hour earlier).
    Once I notice that, I change the setting back. But this happens frequently and don't understand why?!


  2. #2
    Your machine appears to be getting confused about where it is. If "another country" is only one time zone away, I could see where that would happen under some circumstances.

    Why not just turn off this ability altogether and eliminate the problem entirely?

    In System Preferences, go to "Date & Time," switch the category to "Time Zone," and uncheck the "set time zone automatically using current location" checkbox.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 13, 2012

    Thanks for the advice, but I really want to understand the reason behind this behavior.
    Is there some configuration file I should check/edit?


  4. #4
    No, it's just kinda buggy. Sometimes the computer will have difficulty determining where it actually is, particularly if you travel a lot as I do.

    Sometimes it works perfectly, other times not. I've seen it tell me I was completely on the other side of Canada from time to time (I've never been to the easternmost parts of this great land).

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