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Add side-by-side calendar display option for multiple calendars, with event drag/drop for easy copy/paste/comparison.

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Calendar
Calendar Views
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
8 months ago
5 months ago

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(Reporter: Justremaininganonymous, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [extension fodder])

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Description

8 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
Build ID: 20161208153507

Steps to reproduce:

Feature request: A side-by-side calendar display option for multiple calendars, with event drag/drop for easy copy/paste/calendar comparison, as opposed to just overlaying the events. This functionality is implemented well in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Component: Toolbars and Tabs → Calendar Views
Product: Thunderbird → Calendar
Summary: Feature Request: A side-by-side calendar display option for multiple calendars, with event drag/drop for easy copy/paste/comparison. → Add side-by-side calendar display option for multiple calendars, with event drag/drop for easy copy/paste/comparison.
Version: 45 Branch → unspecified

Comment 1

8 months ago
I was sure we had a bug for this outlookish calendar view already, but I cannot find it right now. OL provides both options, displying side-by-side and overlayed.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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Comment 2

8 months ago
Another nice enhancement would be to allow the option of selecting the number of weeks shown in the multiweek view like in outlook, by highlighting the weeks to be displayed in the small calendar pane on the upper left. That way you could view two weeks, three weeks, etc. in the multiweek view to see all events without having to scroll down on each date.

Wasn't sure whether to submit this as a separate enhancement or not, as it is also related to the calendar view.

Comment 3

8 months ago
Please don't highjack your own bug. The golden rule is one bug per issue/request. And checking existing bugs before filing new ones is much appreciated (although I don't think there exists a bug for that specific request - but you never know).
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Comment 4

8 months ago
OK, will do.
This sounds like something that can be provided in an extension. I don't think it makes sense to add more views to Lightning at the moment to avoid the complexity. If this is created as an extension and matures that way, we can consider re-integrating it.

As for the number of weeks, you can change this by zooming. On mac that is the pinch movement, on windows I think Ctrl+Mousewheel. There is also a pref in the advanced config editor that controls it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [extension fodder]
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Comment 6

5 months ago
Is there somewhere I can suggest that anyone working on Thunderbird create this as an extension, or is that what "Whiteboard [extension fodder]" means? 

The side-by-side calendar comes standard in outlook and enables easy drag and drop of events between calendars. It also makes it easy to compare calendars and see which events are the same between different calendars, an important and useful feature that should be standard in any solid desktop calendar software. Right now in Thunderbird's calendar, copying/pasting events between calendars doesn't work. I can cut and paste events between calendars, but cannot copy and paste between calendars. Outlook's simple functionality in this way makes moving/comparing events between calendars extremely simple ... drag/drop/done... events are transferred to the other calendar on the same days automatically. For people like myself look to completely replace Outlook with Thunderbird, this lack of functionality makes dealing with multiple calendars more work and frustration than needs be.
I'm sorry this isn't well explained, [extension fodder] is something we have been using historically and I think it could use a rename. It is a tag that helps find bugs that are good ideas, but are be better suited as an extensions. You can find them at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=ALL%20whiteboard%3A%22%5Bextension%20fodder%5D%22%20prod%3Acalendar&list_id=13545689

Depending on how bad you want the feature you could either get a freelancer to do it (that would be fairly expensive probably), or you could ask around on the internet. We don't have a prime location to ask such questions, I guess you could try your luck on the mozilla.dev.apps.calendar newsgroup.
another place is mozilla.dev.extensions
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