[chandler-users] Wishlist and usability

Mimi Yin mimi at osafoundation.org
Tue Jul 29 11:24:58 PDT 2008


Hi Keith,

On Jul 25, 2008, at 7:07 AM, Keith Winsor wrote:

> Just a couple of thoughts and observations...
>
> I often find myself searching for an item and wanting to view it in
> context, usually in Calendar view.  For example, I know I have an
> appointment with a customer but I can't remember when.  I enter the
> customer's name in the search box and find the item, and now I want to
> switch to that item in Calendar view.  But there seems to be no  
> easy way
> to get from the search results to the actual item. A context menu  
> item,
> 'locate in Calendar view', would be just the thing here.

Yes, good idea. It is the obvious counterpart to bug 10109: UI to  
take you to
event in calendar from reminder pop-up.

I have logged a new bug here: https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/ 
show_bug.cgi?id=12267

> One thing I often need to do is go from a task to an appointment.  I
> have a task, 'book appointment with xxx'. I click on the task to view
> the details, and now I want to view the Calendar to find an available
> slot. But clicking on Calendar view loses the original task. I usually
> end up stamping the task as an appointment and dragging it around the
> calendar, but what I'd like to do is to be able to wander around the
> calendar looking for an empty appointment slot and then drag the task
> straight to it.

Hm, this is an interesting case. Have you tried browsing your  
schedule using the mini-calendar? When you find an open slot, you can  
drag the task onto that date in the mini-calendar (which will make an  
"anytime that day event") and then double click on that date to jump  
straight to it in the calendar app area.

>
> How do other Chandler users manage this sort of thing?
>
> All the best,
>
> Keith
>
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