I just installed the latest Beta for the Lite version. The pop-up balloons are behaving much better. I also like their new look.
I hope I now understand what you did with the default category. If you create/edit an event via the 'Event' pop-up window and don't select any categories, it will take the default calendar colours and font. It didn't quite do this in the previous beta. It now makes sense for the default category to be obsolete (especially when viewing in 'color events using category colors'). One thing that could be improved to this is that when you select an event for it to look like events with categories when selected i.e. don't make background colour white. I noticed this for 'all day' events.
- if you create a new event by clicking on a timeslot, it automatically takes the Default category, instead of none.
- f you change the colour of the default calendar, old events that had no category don't update their colours, unless you open them with the event editor and save them. If you just change the title in the calendar, the colours stay the same.
- the opacity of the Desktop calendar isn't remembered. For some reason it always starts with a low opacity. Maybe that's how it was set before I upgraded to the beta?
Still confusing: when adding new events in the Desktop view. I still find the behaviour of clicking on empty time slots in the Day view unpredictable. Which of the following behaviour I should be seeing?
1. an event is selected, move the mouse over an empty slot and wait for 'click to add...', click: a new all day empty event is created, both the old and new events are selected. You'll have to click on the new event in order to input text.
2. no event or slot is selected, move the mouse over an empty slot and wait for 'click to add...', click: a new all day empty event is created.
3. no event or slot is selected, click once on an empty slot to select it, wait for 'click to add..', click: a new event is created and you can input text for the title, press enter to save / esc to delete.
4. an event is selected, the same as 3.
5. an empty slot is selected, move the mouse over another empty slot, wait for 'click to add...', click: same as 3.
6. nothing selected, quickly move the mouse and double click on an empty slot: the new event window pops up.
7. an event selected, same as 5.
8. nothing selected, double click on the empty space for all day events, the new event window pops up, save and close: a new all day event is created + an empty all day event.
9. nothing selected, move the cursor over the empty space for all day events, wait for 'click to add...', click: a new event is created and you can input text.
Before doing the above tests, there were some times when adding a new event placed the event at the current time marker, which only happened in this beta. I couldn't recreate that later...
What confused me in the past is that when double clicking on an empty slot, I sometimes got all day empty events or empty events where I clicked. Maybe sometimes I didn't double click fast enough???
The F12 shortcut lets you mark events as completed in the calendar main window. It doesn't work in the desktop view (for the Lite version at least). I also just noticed that the right-click context menu doesn't work for the desktop view. Are all shortcuts, except Delete and the hotkeys, meant to only work in the main view, but not in the desktop view?
(While looking into this further I noticed a typo in the online help Here http://www.vueminder.com/products/vuemi ... tcuts.html F11 should be F12. F11 makes the view full screen.)
Doing all the above tests made me ask for feature requests:
- shift + click to select multiple consecutive events. Right now there is no difference between using shift + click and ctrl + click.
- Changing the colour and/or border of selected empty time slots. It's a bit hard to tell when one is in focus, especially when it is between two events. I suggest adding light coloured top and bottom borders for the Desktop view and maybe making the slot a bit darker in the Main view.