Bug 2534 - vCalendar meeting plugin: navigating the calendar is hard
Summary: vCalendar meeting plugin: navigating the calendar is hard
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: Claws Mail
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Plugins (show other bugs)
Version: 3.7.9
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 enhancement
Assignee: users
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Reported: 2011-11-03 21:34 CET by P Fudd
Modified: 2011-11-04 08:40 CET (History)
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Description P Fudd 2011-11-03 21:34:46 CET
I entered a meeting that will occur in six months, and now I'd like to view today's meetings, or vice-versa.  The only way I can get there is to click the '<' or '>' buttons at the top, and go forward or backward one week per click (6 months=24 clicks).

My apologies if this was fixed in 3.7.10.
Comment 1 Paul 2011-11-04 07:32:34 CET
You can right-click in the calendar area and choose 'Go to today' from the menu, or, of course, switch to 'list view'
Comment 2 P Fudd 2011-11-04 08:08:45 CET
Ok, I found the 'Go to today' item on the context menu, but 'list view' isn't there.  Perhaps I need the latest version of claws-mail.

Even with those two options, a 'Go to <Date>' item would be useful, and it would be nice to have month or year view.  The list view sounds like it mostly solves the problem; wish I could find it.
Comment 3 Paul 2011-11-04 08:23:21 CET
right-click the item in the folder list on the right, there you will find the 'list view' option
Comment 4 Paul 2011-11-04 08:24:26 CET
err... the folder list on the _left_, not on the right
Comment 5 P Fudd 2011-11-04 08:37:53 CET
Oh, wow, that was embarrassing.. requesting a feature that's already present!

Ok, how about putting the list view/week view/month view items into the context menu that you get when you right-click on the calendar?  That's where I was fruitlessly searching for it.  Or put a few icons at the bottom of the calendar window, for list/week/month view?

This is not so much a bug as a human interface design issue.  Or maybe you could call it a bug in the user... :-)

Once you know where the option is, you'll never have think about it again.  It only bites new users.
Comment 6 P Fudd 2011-11-04 08:40:09 CET
And I'd still like a 'go to <date>' option in the context menu, as I don't want to click more than 2 times to get anywhere.

Thanks again!