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My time zone seting always changing


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Hello,

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?!

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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.
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Hello,

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

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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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