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Desktop Calendar 0.4 Walkthrough

annotated events settings

Tabs - Use these to get to the different areas of the settings window.

View Options - There are two options 'Events Overview' (which is the one we're looking at now) and 'General Statistics'. General Statistics tells you how many events there are in total, how many there are this year, which months they're in etc.

Events - All the events are listed here. Notice that if an entry is 'Every Year' it is written in brackets after the date. You can easily delete any entries that you don't want by double clicking on it and selecting 'Yes' when prompted. This method is much quicker for clearing out old events then going back through the months manually and deleting them.

No. of Days - This shows how many days to go to the selected event. If it has already happened, a negative number will be shown telling you how many days have passed since the event.

Sort List - You can sort the list by the following...

  • Ascending Date
  • Descending Date
  • Date Added

Apply - This saves and applies any changes you have made but keeps the settings window open.

Cancel - This closes the settings window and any changes you have made will not be saved.

OK - This saves and applies the changes you've made and then closes the settings window.

annotated colour settings

Preview Panel - This shows how the colours you select will look on the calendar.

Colour Preview - This changes colour when you hover over the Colour Picker to show you clearly which colour will be selected.

Colour Picker - Left click on it to pick a colour. Make sure you select the name of the object you want to change first. (see Box Colours)

Box Colours - Click on the name of the item you want to change the colour for. e.g.

  • Today Colour
  • Normal Day Colour
  • Numbering Colour
  • Text Colour

When you do it will become bold to show that it is selected. e.g. in the screen shot above 'Today Colour' is selected. Now you can select the colour using the Colour Picker.

Menu Colours - Here you have the option of using the 'System Colours' or 'Other Colours'. If you select the System Colours then the colours of the background \ text of the icons on your desktop are used on the Title Bar of the calendar. If you choose 'Other Colours' then you can select them manually in the same way you set the Box Colours. Finally, the inactive text colour is used when the calendar is not selected (doesn't have focus). This is good to know when using the hotkeys as they won't work unless the calendar is selected. If you don't like this option then you can always select the same colour for the Inactive text as for the foreground. This gives the illusion that it never changes.

NOTE: If you're using the 'Make Icon Backs Transparent' option on the Settings tab you may experience problems when also using the Use System Colours setting.

Restore Defaults - Clicking this will restore all the colours to their default settings.