Alarm clock not working right

I've only been using Zorin 16.1 core for about 6 weeks. I need my PC to remind me to take medication 3 times per day. Since installing Zorin/setting up the alarm clock for 8am, 2pm & 10pm the alarm has only gone off maybe 5 times in the 6 weeks. So, I'm constantly missing doses or taking them late. I'm not sure what, if anything I'm doing wrong. I don't have a mobile phone (not an option). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.

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That is a rather serious failing of gnome-clocks.

I might suggest using Time++

The above link is for a gnome-Extension, independently developed (Thus, this suggestion is only for Core or Pro users, Not Lite or Pro Lite).


Thank you. If I can figure out this 'native host connector is not detected' error & get Time++ running, I'll let you know lol (very green Linux user).

You may be getting that due to Firefox, if that is the browser you are using to add the extension. Installing chrome-gnome-extension may solve that...
But here is the GitHUb source for the extension:

As you can see, there are installation instructions:

Extract and rename the downloaded folder to timepp@zagortenay333 and move it into /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/.
Log in and out or restart gnome shell by typing Alt F2, then r, then Enter.
Enable the extension via the gnome extensions app.

You can see that there is a .tar.gz source code. Just click it, and it should download to your ~/Downloads directory.
You should be able to Right Click the tar.gz file and select Extract here.
Drag and drop the Extracted folder that is created to your ~/.local/share/gnome-extensions folder. Or right click > copy then use right click > Paste in the destionation.
If you do not see the ./local directory in your home folder (In Linux, the tilde: ~ is shorthand for Home Directory), then press the keyboard shortcut ctrl+h to make hidden folders visible.
Then open .local, open share and finally /gnome-extensions and paste that folder in.

The next bit of the install instructions say to enable that with the Extensions manager. You can do this from the Settings option fromt he App Menu (Start menu) or some users like to use Gnome Tweak Tool:

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

Launch Gnome-tweaks, then move to the extensions tab to enable it.


Thank you so much. Got it installed & the test-run alarm just worked. You're a legend! :slight_smile:

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