User-Agent: Opera/7.54 (Windows NT 5.1; U) [en] Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041112 Mozilla Sunbird/0.2b When entering an event, it is often easier to think about how long the event will last, rather than the specific time that it's over. From a usability standpoint, there is significant cognitive effort involved in doing the addition in your head, especially when the interface uses a 24-hour format. It would be nice if the interface mapped well to this use pattern. In Outlook, this is accomplished by having the end-time be a straightforward combo box that lists the end time, with the duration to the right in parentheses. One option would be to have a preference that allowed this interface instead of the more complicated interface in place now. Another option would be to simply add another combo box to the right of the End time combo box, which just held duration information. Whenever either the End time combo box or the duration combo box was changed, the other would update to reflect the change. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click New Event button 2. Try to enter an end time without getting confused Actual Results: I got confused and wished I could just specify the duration of the event. Expected Results: Should have offered me a way to specify the duration of the event.
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This would really be a great feature! No one else interested??
(In reply to comment #2) > This would really be a great feature! No one else interested?? I'm interested but I won't make an issue of it -- I'm good enough at mental arithmetic for my Sunbird needs.
This is EXACTLY the feature that I need as well. For instance, I have a recurring task that runs for 42 days. I can't for the life of me figure out 42 days forward. I have to count every day on the calendar up to 42 then pick that date as the end date.
Maybe we can integrate this into the end date picker somehow. For tasks, see also bug 512426.