Desktop Calendar

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  • If you don't see the desktop calendar, right-click the VueMinder icon in the task tray and toggle the "Desktop Calendar (Full)" or "Desktop Calendar (Mini)" commands, depending on the type of desktop calendar you want to see.
  • Use the Desktop Calendar commands on the View menu of the main window.

Overview

VueMinder integrates a Desktop Calendar into the Windows desktop. This is an interactive, simplified version of the Main Window, providing Day, Week, and Month views.

The Desktop Calendar integrates into the Windows desktop.

Mini Desktop Calendar

A smaller version of the Desktop Calendar is also available and can be selected from the View Menu or Task Tray context menu by clicking the "Desktop Calendar (Mini)" command.

Desktop Calendar Controls

The following button commands are available when using the desktop calendar in full mode...

Top Left Corner

Controls are provided at the upper left corner of the Desktop Calendar.

Top Right Corner

Controls are provided in the upper-right corner of the desktop calendar for moving/resizing the window, adjusting its opacity, selecting a different appearance theme, and hiding the Desktop Calendar.

Resizing the Desktop Calendar

The Desktop Calendar can be resized by clicking the "Move/Resize" button at the top of the window. This will result in a border appearing, which can be dragged to resize like a typical window. Areas of the Desktop Calendar can be pinned or undocked, which combined with the resizing capability, results in many potential layouts of the desktop calendar. For example, if you only want to see the Navigation Pane and Upcoming Events, the Tasks pane can be unpinned (click the pin button next to the "Tasks" label). Next, click the "Move/Resize" button and adjust the Desktop Calendar width so the Day/Week/Month tabs in the middle are hidden. Here's how it would look:

Date Navigation

The currently displayed month(s) will be displayed at the top of the Desktop Calendar. You can navigate to the previous or next month by clicking the left or right arrow buttons.

Dates can be navigated by clicking the left or right arrow buttons. The current date(s) will be displayed.

You can also navigate to a different date by clicking the date in the Navigation Pane on the left side of the Desktop Calendar. By default, dates are colored based on the first event contained on the date. This behavior can be modified on the Appearance Options window. After clicking a date, it will be displayed in Desktop Calendar.

You can quickly navigate to a different date by clicking it in the month pane.

If you'd like to provide more space for the calendar, you can set the Navigation Pane to automatically hide by clicking the "pin" button at the top of the pane. You can also click and drag the "Navigation Pane" text to make the pane float outside of the Desktop Calendar (anywhere on the screen) or dock in a different location within the Desktop Calendar area.

Day, Week, and Month Views

Tabs at the top of the calendar view area of the desktop calendar enable selection of the desired view type. The view can be by day, week, or month.

Upcoming Events

Regardless of the currently displayed dates, a list of upcoming events will be shown on the right-side of the Desktop Calendar. These are sorted by date, starting on the current date. The number of days from today's date will be shown to the right of each date label. The maximum number of days will default to 7, but this can be adjusted via the Calendar Options. You can open the Event Editor for a listed event by double-clicking it.

A list of upcoming events, up to 4 weeks from the current date, is shown along the right side of the Desktop Calendar.

If you'd like to provide more space for the calendar, you can set the Upcoming Events list to automatically hide by clicking the "pin" button at the top of the pane. You can also click and drag the "Upcoming Events" text to make the pane float outside of the Desktop Calendar (anywhere on the screen) or dock in a different location within the Desktop Calendar area.

Tasks

A task list shows your task, grouped by status. Overdue tasks will be shown at the top, followed by upcoming and completed tasks. You can create a new task by double-clicking an empty area in the task list. To delete a task, select it from the list and then press the Delete key. Tasks can be opened by clicking the ellipsis button next to a task title. Task titles can also be edited inline, by clicking the title and using the keyboard to modify it. A more full-featured task list is provided in the Task List area of the main window.

A task list is displayed on the Desktop Calendar.

As with the "Upcoming Events" pane, you can set the "Tasks" pane to automatically hide by checking the "pin" button at the top of the pane. You can also drag the "Tasks" text to make the pane float outside the Desktop Calendar, or dock it to a different location within the Desktop Calendar.

Creating New Events

New events can be created from the Desktop Calendar by double-clicking an empty space in the desired date or time slot. A normal, non-recurring, event will be created.

Editing Existing Events, Tasks, and Notes

Existing events, tasks, and notes can be modified on the Desktop Calendar in several ways:

Deleting Events, Tasks, and Notes

Existing events, tasks, and notes can be deleted on the Desktop Calendar. To delete an item, click it to select it. Then press the Delete key on the keyboard. You will be prompted to confirm deletion of the selected item. If the selected item is a recurring event, you'll have the option of either deleting the entire event series, or only the selected occurrence. If you accidentally delete an item and want to recover it, you can use the Undo command in the Edit menu of the main window.

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