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#211
improving ease of entering dates 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Aloha,

This is quite an unimportant suggestion, but it'd still be nice if this issue could be addressed at some point:
Currently, when entering dates you have to
  • enter the desired day, then
  • select the month field (either by mouse or by using the RIGHTARROW key),
  • enter the respective number there,
  • move on to the next section and
  • enter the year there.
That's rather uncomfortable IMO, so it'd be nice if the cursor would automatically jump to the next field inside the date control when the respective amount of digits has been entered, thereby eliminating steps 2 and 4.
Alternatively, it'd already help if the TAB key would select the next field inside the date control, instead of selecting the next control (e.g. the "All day event" checkbox); TAB is usually quicker to reach than RIGHTARROW...

Disclaimer: I suppose that the control used for entering dates is not directly part of Rainlendar, but rather part of the Windows API - so I'm not sure whether this kind of behavior can be easily implemented.<br><br>Post edited by: Ace_NoOne, at: 2006/11/01 09:30
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#239
Re:improving ease of entering dates 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
I probably cannot do anything about the calendar control but one possibility to make entering new events faster would be to implement an alternative dialog for the events that had only a simple text field and the date, time and the subject would be parsed from the string. Like some web calendars use.
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#240
Re:improving ease of entering dates 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Yeah, that'd be nice.
However, as I said, it's not an urgent issue.
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