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    Microsoft Time Zone

    Microsoft Time Zone (Standard) is now available.

    From the download page: "Do you have relatives that live far away? Do you work with people from other countries? Use this simple utility to keep track of the time in other part of the world. Share your ideas without waking up your buddies"

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    Re: Microsoft Time Zone

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    It must have been pretty easy for them to write this since all the details are in a Registry Key<pre>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionTime Zones
    ==========
    From Windows XP Pro SP1

    Time Zone Information interpreted from information in Jerry Schulman's Tip 0398

    St Len Meaning
    00 4 Bias
    04 4 Standard Bias (always 0)
    08 4 Daylight Bias (always -60)
    0C 16 Switch to Standard Time (if no daylight time, all zeros)
    1C 16 Switch to Daylight Time (if no daylight time, all zeros)

    Offset Len of 16-byte Switch Fields
    00 2 Year from 1 1900 time base (always 0)
    02 2 Month (first byte, 0=Jan)
    04 2 Day of Week (first byte, 0=Sunday...6=Saturday)
    06 2 Week of Month (first byte, 1=first, 2=second,... 5=last)
    08 2 Hour (first byte)
    0A 2 Minute (first byte, always 0)
    0C 2 Second (first byte, always 0)
    0E 2 Millisecond (first byte, always 0)

    "always" means "always observed to be" in Windows XP SP1 Registry</pre>

    But other than it being located on the System Tray, there seems little reason to prefer it to the Time and Date website...

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    Re: Microsoft Time Zone

    My own preference is the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware World Time Program... probably because the gawdiness of it makes a welcome change to my bland desktop settings.

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    Re: Microsoft Time Zone

    > the gawdiness of it

    As in "omigawd"? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Microsoft Time Zone

    or "gaudblimey" if you prefer. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Microsoft Time Zone

    Alan

    The Word Time Program makes an awful mess of screen resolution, doesn't it!

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    Re: Microsoft Time Zone

    It seems OK on my setup, but I have had problems with other programs in this respect. Maybe it varies on different machines. Spybot S&D blows away the whole screen for me, and I have to get it to repaint somehow... usually by putting an IE window into fullscreen view.

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    Re: Microsoft Time Zone

    I have had problems specifically with changing to and from full-screen mode. I haven't had a problem with any other program, although admittedly I always open Spybot in "almost" full screen mode, by leaving a left-hand column of clickable icons on the desktop...

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