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Something seemingly simple but not with ocp. I'm running into that a lot.
I'm in USA/North America/Chicago Central time zone and have the site set as that. My forum posts and chat show to me as 6 hours advanced as I am UTC -6. Tried also setting the site to automatically detect time zone settings. No change. Tried all three combinations of the two settings.
So how do I get the site to display the correct time to me?

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Have you checked your own account? If you are using the admin account, this would have had it's timezone set to the default at the time of installation.

Something seemingly simple but not with ocp. I'm running into that a lot.

Please report any issues you get. I don't like to hear of any implications of user experience problems without being given the opportunity to resolve them.


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Well that's embarrassing. I'm almost certain I set my user time zone but maybe I didn't hit save.:$

Hmm, here's one. Embarrass has two Rs but I only put one in and got the red squiggly line informing me of the misspelling. Now aside from the most basic text editor, I can almost always right click, get a few suggested spellings and left click one to replace my misspelled word. It's so common as to be second nature for people but what seems like a normal modern computer function has been removed while on OCP.
I keep spellcheck unchecked and would like to know how to make it hidden I think. The first couple of times I hit preview when creating a page, I had no idea where the preview was and the huge list of possible words that pushed the preview down was kind of startling when it popped up. My first thought was "where'd everything go"? With a slight feeling of panic like it had been lost. People don't like that feeling and our members will tend to be non tech savvy. Problem is, if I can and do hide the big list of words, then my site will be full of misspellings. Having to manually fix misspellings from a big list of possible words is just not modern computing. I actually haven't tried copying and pasting from that list. Is right click function disabled there?.........Now I'm having trouble finding a type of content to add that has the spellcheck.......Front page, catalog, FAQs, blog post... Nope, no checkbox for spellcheck. Well, where did I see it and/or where did it go?

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Hmm, here's one. Embarrass has two Rs but I only put one in and got the red squiggly line informing me of the misspelling. Now aside from the most basic text editor, I can almost always right click, get a few suggested spellings and left click one to replace my misspelled word. It's so common as to be second nature for people but what seems like a normal modern computer function has been removed while on OCP.

This is an issue with CKEditor basically (the WYSIWYG editor we use). However you can workaround. On most systems just hold down ctrl when right clicking.

We're looking at ways to workaround this, but it's tricky, because CKEditor uses right-click for something else, and the browser's built in spellcheck is not directly accessible to us.

Now I'm having trouble finding a type of content to add that has the spellcheck…….Front page, catalog, FAQs, blog post… Nope, no checkbox for spellcheck. Well, where did I see it and/or where did it go?

You probably disabled "Enable spell check when previewing".

The spellcheck when previewing is very basic, I wouldn't really bother with it.


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Ahh OK, and come to think of it I may have disabled spellcheck in the backend. Nice tip on the Ctrl+right click. Any way I can add a hint for that which would display near the editor? I'm really aiming for ease of use as most of our members will be quite non tech.
On that note, is there any way to disable the comcode buttons in selective areas or zones? Those are just going to blow a lot of people's minds and scare them away. In some cases I won't need them to have comcode capabilites. A good spot for it would be right where the disable wysiwyg link is as that would be undesirable as well. Doing this by member-group would be even better than by zone actually.
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I'm not sure if this is the same issue, but currently i have a custom catalogue being used that has date/time in the form. Once a entry is entered it is displaying the time -4 from eastern time. Site is set to Eastern as well as user account. I myself have gone in and tried to correct the time and on save still reverts the time back 4 hours. Am I just missing something
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Any way I can add a hint for that which would display near the editor? I'm really aiming for ease of use as most of our members will be quite non tech.

Things can always be added via template editing.

Recently it's been sponsored for us to make this more user friendly (both template editing and spell check actually).

On that note, is there any way to disable the comcode buttons in selective areas or zones? Those are just going to blow a lot of people's minds and scare them away. In some cases I won't need them to have comcode capabilites. A good spot for it would be right where the disable wysiwyg link is as that would be undesirable as well. Doing this by member-group would be even better than by zone actually.

No built in option, but template editing can do it.

I'm not sure if this is the same issue, but currently i have a custom catalogue being used that has date/time in the form. Once a entry is entered it is displaying the time -4 from eastern time. Site is set to Eastern as well as user account. I myself have gone in and tried to correct the time and on save still reverts the time back 4 hours. Am I just missing something

It's a straight out bug. Hotfix coming.


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Digital Firefighter said

I'm not sure if this is the same issue, but currently i have a custom catalogue being used that has date/time in the form. Once a entry is entered it is displaying the time -4 from eastern time. Site is set to Eastern as well as user account. I myself have gone in and tried to correct the time and on save still reverts the time back 4 hours. Am I just missing something
This issue has been filed on the tracker as issue #1800, with a fix.


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