Set Vivaldi Time



  • I know that we have users from all over the world, but I would like to set Vivaldi's time to my system clock. When I look at the times that topics and responses are posted, they are all over the place. I tried to estimate these posting times based on my own responses, but it doesn't work. Is there some place in the Vivaldi code to set the clock for my time zone (US Central, DST)?



  • Assuming you mean the forum (not the browser), I am (nearly) certain that I set my own local time when I first registered. IIRC, the GUI used country and city names, rather than UTF +-.

    I thought the option was somewhere here, but I can't for the life of me find it now (the reason for my parenthetical "nearly" above). Perhaps it "went away" in the recent site maintenance? If so, I'm sure it will be returned soon (at least I hope so) as IMO this is a crucial feature.

    (BTW, if you do mean the forum, this topic might fit better in Vivaldi Community site feedback)



  • Your assumption is correct - Yes I do mean the forum. When I look at the times posted on the right side of the topic listing, I cannot see any relation between that time and my time here in the US Central Time Zone.

    When I initially registered, I used the Country, City designation. I am sure that I have the correct time for the browser because it shows correctly for Weather Underground, TV Guide, various newspapers from around the world, eBay, Amazon, etc.


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    The time on the forums is Icelandic time, which is the same as Greenwich Mean Time, or five hours ahead of US Central Time.



  • @Ayespy:

    The time on the forums is Icelandic time, which is the same as Greenwich Mean Time, or five hours ahead of US Central Time.

    This is not the case on my system. My forum times are my correct local time (currently UTC-8 UTC-7 for PDT with DST). But I still cannot find the location where I originally set this by choosing Los Angeles, California as my time zone.

    However, relative dates (Yesterday/Today) for "Last Post" in forum topics appear to be based on UTC and are still incorrect for those posts that would be Yesterday UTC but are still Today local time. It is confusing because they say "Yesterday" but display the correct local time for Today.



  • I got so aggravated trying to keep the UTC Greenwich time straight and the fact that in my Vivaldi forum tabs it is using US EDT instead of my US CDT, that I added two more clocks to my gadget bar - one for UTC and the other for US EDT. I would imagine that when we get to the Alpha or Beta releases, we will be given the option to update our Vivaldi profile and it will get straightened then.



  • @litehorse3:

    I would imagine that when we get to the Alpha or Beta releases, we will be given the option to update our Vivaldi profile and it will get straightened then.

    Well, it's the forum/community website software that is goofed up (not Vivaldi browser), so it depends on when Vivaldi gets around to debugging that part of the website code or properly tweaking the Kunena software (unless it's an upstream issue with Kunena, but I'm assuming it isn't).

    But I suppose you could be right that getting Vivaldi to some "acceptable" state is a higher priority (which is OK by me) and they will turn their attention to the forum/community code when they reach some milestone with the browser.

    Edit: Unless you're saying that the forum time is only goofed up for you when you visit using Vivaldi browser? If so, that is strange and might imply something is goofed up in you profile. (I get the same correct local time if I log in using other browsers.)



  • I found this topic so endearingly quirky & esoteric that i just had to post, simply to then observe the resultant forum post date/time. My local time just as i'm about to Submit is 21:58 14/4 Oz. I wonder what the post's timestamp will actually be? Nailbiting [or maybe not, teehee].

    Edit: Voila:

    PPS: Comparative timestamps according to Mint KDE's clock widget:
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  • @ Steffie - that's a fun experiment.

    My local time is presently 17:40. Will edit with what the timestamp displays.

    **Edit:**Timestamp displays, "Today 21:40."



  • Steffie's screenshot helped me realize I could better explain the relative date problem I mentioned above and in this other thread with screenshots, while maybe also slightly clarifying things here as well.

    Here are screenshots from my system of the above 3 post times, with mouse-hover tooltip displaying the local calendar date and time. Each is correctly adjusted by the forum software to my local time and calendar date (UTC-7), and note that the displayed time is identical in the forum display and the tooltip. But only the first post was actually "Yesterday" locally; the 2nd and 3rd were actually posted "Today" locally.

    [attachment=1053]gdveggie13Apr201521.07localUTC-7.png[/attachment] <<< Correct

    [attachment=1054]steffie14Apr201504.58localUTC-7.png[/attachment] <<< Should say "Today"

    [attachment=1055]Tiamarth14Apr201514.40localUTC-7.png[/attachment] <<< Should say "Today"

    BTW, I posted this at 7:06pm/19:06 (UTC-7) as seen in the next screenshot.

    [attachment=1056]gdveggie14Apr201519.06localUTC-7.png[/attachment] <<< Correct

    As I mentioned above, my hope is these screenshots will further clarify the relative date bug, but TBH the more I look at and try to mentally convert the different times captured by the different snapshots, the more twisted my brain feels, especially if I try to imagine what each of you (steffie and Tiamarth) are seeing displayed. :P
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  • At this stage of development, I am unable to get a clear picture of the dates that topics are started or replies made. The times seem to be correct, but the today, yesterday, etc. really throw me off. I have decided to just let it go and use the sequence of the postings to monitor the responses.

    I will edit the posting to compare it my local (US CDT) time.

    EDIT: The actual time posted locally is 14 April 2015; 21:55 US CDT (-6 UTC). Compare that to what shows on your computer.



  • OK, in hope that it helps clarify a little further, here is what I see: my correct local time (19:55), correct relative date ("Today"), and correct calendar date for PDT (UTC-7), which is equal to your 21:55 US CDT

    (I think you're off one hour in saying you are at UTC-6, which would be US CST; I believe US CDT should be UTC-5… ...I also had to correct my own UTC-8 mistake above, as that was PST not PDT… ...it's all waaayyyy to confusing if the software doesn't keep it straight :P)

    ...but in a couple of hours (after your CDT midnight, April 15 for you, but still April 14 for me) it will still show the same correct local time and correct calendar date in the mouse hover tooltip, but it will incorrectly show "Yesterday" as the relative date (implying April 13 in my PDT timezone).

    [attachment=1057]litehorse314Apr201519.55localUTC-7.png[/attachment]

    You didn't mention what the Vivaldi forum indicates as the time of your post, but if I understand correctly from your earlier post, instead of the correct 21:55 CDT actual local time of posting, Vivaldi forum is displaying it as 22:55 EDT UTC-4 (?)
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  • In the immortal words of the Gumbies, "My brain hurts, my b_rain hurts" [uttered in a forlorn thick Yorkshire accent]. I do hope that at least some readers will immediately recognise the legendary team to whom i'm paying homage here by appropriating one of their classic lines.

    Edit: BTW, it was Tues next week, just after Elevenses, when i posted that remark. :P





  • @Steffie:

    In the immortal words of the Gumbies, "My brain hurts, my b_rain hurts" [uttered in a forlorn thick Yorkshire accent]. I do hope that at least some readers will immediately recognise the legendary team to whom i'm paying homage here by appropriating one of their classic lines.

    Edit: BTW, it was Tues next week, just after Elevenses, when i posted that remark. :P

    It will have to come out!


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