request for new navigation feature

Asked by Bob Langill on 2011-12-06

I would like to have an icon or short cut that would allow me to jump to the year and month I specify.
After entering the date,past or future, in a popup dialog, RedNotebook would display that month so I can select the day and make my note or annotation

This would provide a smoother interface by allowing me to navigate directly to special dates.

Related side issue: RedNotebook sometimes aborts if I repeatedly page through months back or forward too quickly. I'm using the PortableApps version 1.2.0. I use it running under XP service pack 3 and Windows 7.

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2011-12-22
Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #1

In one of the next versions you'll probably be able to add links to
secific dates in a note. Maybe that'll help you. I'd like to only
provide one gui way to navigate between days. I'll keep your idea on the
radar though, thanks!

HansBKK (hansbkk) said : #2

Have you checked out the keystroke shortcuts in the Help?

I found Ctrl-Up/Down by accident, they let you whiz through the timeline pretty darn quick. Even if they do go IMO in the opposite direction I would intuit

I usually think of up=back and down=forward as when in a document - and note there page number also increase with forward but Up still means "back" everywhere I can think of.

But that's just a nit to pick, my fingers will get trained 8-)

But Jendrik perhaps a wishlist item would be appropriate for a hands-on-keyboard method to go to a specific date?

Firefox/Mozilla's calendar tools use these Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down, so I reckon they'd be sensible "standards" to follow, probably also used in other FOSS places emac org-mode?

Here's a screen shot - what Launchpad doesn't allow file attachments? OK hang on a sec

http://imgur.com/a/hTxaS

Note the default is to just allow the user to enter the datestring, I think that's fine, no need to add a pick widget.

But not important, just to consider FFR. . .

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #3

Hmm, you're right about the switch direction. The other way is more
intuitive.

I'll think about your second suggestion with the date jump item. Maybe
having a shortcut is a good idea.

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