The New Calendar

Calendar looks great Pierre !!

Do you have a list anywhere of what's planned for it?
I havent used it much but straight away have a few minor suggestions and queries (some if not all are pretty obvious but I'll post anyway)
e.g.
  1. mini-calendar on the left only shows four months . I presume more is planned for that view? A full year would be nice -- a never-ending scrollable calendar would be even better
  2. The draggable year changer under the mini-calendar is great, but changes so quickly that it's difficult to control (could it be setup so that when you get to the end, it will keep 'scrolling' through the years - that way it maybe could be implemented slower?)
  3. Label of event overlaps time making it unreadable (see shot below) - I presume label should take preference (?)
  4. Is colour-coding items planned? (manually and/or automatically according to e.g. private etc.)
  5. the 'My Calendars' seems to be not implemented yet (?)
  6. minor (and may be unavoidable): if I select the month of January (@ 31 days) the first few days from the previous year do not show
 
Recurring items:
  • modify the title of an individual event in a recurring series: does not work properly here - display splits to show as two recurring events (see screenshot below - note if one is deleted both are deleted so it is not a new item, just a display issue)
 
 
 
 
Recurring items suggestions/ideas:
  • some indication if individual recurring items have been modified
  • would I be going too far if I asked for recurring item's that are in the past - that they have a different colour to ones yet to happen (?) :-) [I reckon this is not really practical - what would you think of a change of backgroud colour for the calendar before current date?]
 

Re: The New Calendar

This calendar is going to be G-R-E-A-T !! 
 
So, some points to complete what Tom mentionned.
 
  • Calendar menu (in the main menu entries): most entries don't seem to do anything there... "Time line view" ? "Use new UI" ? I'm sure you're aware of that though.
     
     
  • "Calendar options" : drop downs are empty. OK/Cancel doesn't do anything and options aren't saved. Al already mentioned some of it.
     
     
  • Ctrl+shift + o for triggering the grid menu from within the calendar doesn't work (note that this doesn't work from within the "Find" grid either.)
     
  • Ctrl+F to call the "Find" grid from within the calendar doesn't work
     
  • Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab doesn't work well either when the calendar is there : the calendar disrupts the focus circulation. Same with the "Find" grid/view BTW.
     
  • Minor/cosmetic stuff: "New calendar" in view menu should probably be removed. And probably "use new UI" also (if irrelevant)?

  •  It would be important to be able to copy and paste multiple events/appointments at once. (This is obviously possible to achieve by using a grid that displays appointments, which is good workaround in the mean time.)  
    • Now possible (through right clicking), but not very "precise": when pasting, hard to predict where exactly will the events be pasted in the day. They seem to be pasted in the order they were selected, but that's not very intuitive.
  • I see that it's possible to navigate the left bar (min calendar) with the keyboard, but it's impossible to navigate the big calendar and create events just using the keyboard. It would be important to be able to do so. E.g.  create items just by starting to type or by pressing enter, navigate time slots using arrows, jump from one appointment to the other using tab/shift tab, delete (or maybe ctrl+e) to delete an event, F2 to edit an event, Ctrl+C/V to copy and paste, etc. Those are pretty standard navigation/editing keys.
     
  • The date navigation toolbar appearance/disappearance (when focusing on the calendar) is a bit disrupting ; here, it makes all the grids move in a clunky and somewhat slow way. Moving back to another grid after the calendar... and everythhing moves again. Sometimes the toolbar stays for a while even when I click on another tab, and then when I reclick on the tab it disappears and the mouse cursor strangely changes to the "move grid" mode, and so the grid tabs get mixed up as I move the cursor, etc.  The remedy for me is to undock the date navigation toolbar from the interface (and, e.g.,  put it as far up as possible over the IQ title bar). This works fine as nothing moves around when I select the calendar (the floating toolbar just appears on top of IQ's title bar), but the solution might not be to everyone's liking...

      

  • "Event details" in the left vertical bar : doesn't show anything (probably note implemented like "My calendar" as mentioned by Tom).
     
  • To complete what Tom said about "Color coding"... Conditional formatting : automatically coloring/formatting of the appointments/events, depending on content/context : would that be possible ? This is a feature I use all the time and it saves huge amounts of time.
  • Recurrence works but for now I only see virtual recurrence. (Recurrence exceptions , when clicked, show the original "series" values). Probably normal, but mentioning it nevertheless...
 
That's it for now!
 
As soon as syncing with Gmail will be possible, I'll be using it for sure!
 
[EDITED to reflect solved issues and show what remains to be done]
 
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Re: The New Calendar

Addendum.
 
Would also be good:
 
- Drag/drop events from the calendar to dates in the mini calendar  (to either copy or move events to other dates).
 
- Horizontal scroll while in "normal" mode (here I can only scroll by clicking with the mouse and dragging the page to the left or right.) Can scroll using standard -- keyboard arrows / mouse wheel / touchpad horizontal scrolling.
 
[done 2014 03]
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Ram:8gb, CPU: Intel i5-3230M, 2.6ghz

Re: The New Calendar

(BTW, calendar users : there are a number of hidden little tricks like : mouse left click + shift + drag to create an event of the desired duration)
 
[Edit] Created this thread for calendar tips and tricks : Calendar "How To"
 
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Re: The New Calendar

Another handy  mouse/keyboard combination:
 
- Ctrl + left click + drag/drop to copy event(s)
 
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Ram:8gb, CPU: Intel i5-3230M, 2.6ghz

Re: The New Calendar

Couple of minor bits n bobs:
 
1) when the calendar is showing just one day, I am unable to drag-select a month in the mini-calendar -- I have to change the view to 31 days first.
 
2) in the main calendar pane, I am unable to drag-select a few days (ideally I would then be able to create an entry with the selected days dates)
 
 
IQ's calendar is much better than google's in that I can scroll down the month view and see the end of one month and the beginning of the next (better for lots of other reasons too of course :p)

Re: The New Calendar

Pre-release 16:
it looks like 'Copy item text' isn't enabled yet, but I'll report this in case.
 
Display issue:
 
  1. create item
  2. right-click and click on 'Copy item text'
  3. go to create a new entry, the text on the 'copied' entry corrupts
 
 
 
Note:
if you edit the entry, *and change the text*, it will then display properly again
 
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Re: The New Calendar


When the calendar is open, "Grid" (understandably) disappears from the menu.
 
Now, the date toolbar disappeared here somehow (with the Calendar open). I dunno was it user error or IQ error.
With the "Grid" menu gone, there's no option in the menu to open the date toolbar. It would be helpful IMO to also have it e.g. under menu:Calendar.
 
I know it's in the standard toolbar which your average user would have open - but also know that when I'm not sure of something, it's normally easier to find it in the menus, rather than hover over each button and read the tooltip.
 

Re: The New Calendar

Closing the calendar et re-opening should show the date filter toolbar again.. does it not ?
 

Re: The New Calendar

Pierre_Admin wrote:
Closing the calendar et re-opening should show the date filter toolbar again.. does it not ?
 
 
I'm unable to reproduce the problem - I cant even turn off the date-filter now when the calendar is showing, so my suggestion is probably irrelevant.
 

Re: The New Calendar

Hi Pierre.
 
This doesn't happen here. In fact, I "lost" the date filter toolbar altogether, and didn't know how to restore it. I've just discovered under the Calendar menu, the Date Filter, which toggles this toolbar on and off - great!
 
Perhaps you could also include the Date Filter toolbar along with all the other toolbars that can be set by right-clicking in the toolbar area?
 
Mark Gregory, Rennes, France - GMT +1/+2; EST +6

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