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Advanced Alarms in World Clock

You can set alarms of the following types in World Clock.
  • One-time - for an event on a specific date and time.
  • Daily - for something happening daily or every few days.
  • Weekly - for events every week or every few weeks on particular weekdays.
  • Monthly - for events on a specific day of month.
  • Yearly - for annual events of different kinds.
  • Advanced - for events with a more complex schedule.
Select alarm type on the alarm settings page in World Clock Preferences. This page describes how to configure an Advanced alarm.

Select alarm type on the alarm settings page in World Clock Preferences
Select alarm type on the alarm settings page in World Clock Preferences

When to Set Advanced Alarms

An advanced alarm allows you to control the hour, minute, day, month, and weekday of the event, all at the same time. For example, you can have such alarm set for:
  • A repeating alarm every "x" minutes such that you are forced to respond do what you have to do knowing that the alarm will repeat in another "x" minutes.
  • Every 30 minutes between 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. but only on workdays.

Advanced Alarm Controls

Configuring advanced alarm is a matter of providing appropriate values into the Minute, Hour, Day, Month, and Day of week fields. The meaning of these values is as following:
  • An asterisk - means any of. For example, * in the Hour field means that the alarm is set for every hour in the day.
  • A specific number within the allowed range means exactly this value for the field. For example, 0 in the Minutes field means that the alarm is set on top of the hour at 00 minutes.
  • Comma-separated values in the field means that all comma-separated values apply. Example: 0,15,30,45 in the Minutes means the the alarm is set for 00, 15, 30, and 45 minutes of the hour.
  • Dash-separated values means all values within the specified range. Example: 8-17 in the Hour field means all hour values in the range between 8 and 17.
On the example screenshot below, the alarm is set for the top of the hour (at 0 minutes) of any hour, day, month, and day of week.

Configure an advanced alarm using the Minute, Hour, Day, Month, and Day of week controls
Configure an advanced alarm using the Minute, Hour, Day, Month, and Day of week controls

Advanced Alarm Example

The following alarm example is set for each 30 min (at 00 minutes and 30 minutes) of each hour between 8:00 and 17:00 five days a week (on weekdays number 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6). If the week starts on Sundays, it means workdays Mon-Fri.

Advanced alarm example for every 30 minutes between 8:00-17:30 Monday through Friday
Advanced alarm example for every 30 minutes between 8:00-17:30 Monday through Friday


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