I would like to stop it defaulting to the current date.

Asked by Peter Marstin on 2019-12-03

As I wish to use RedNotebook to enter in old diaries I would like to know if there is some way to stop it defaulting to a current date. At the moment it takes quite a while to adjust the date settings to get to a past date say many decades ago. It would even be easier if there was away to directly enter a desired date.

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Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #1

You can pass the date on the command line. If that is impractical for
you, a workaround could be to enter a date link like [2019-12-04] in a
recent day and click on it in preview mode.

I agree that a dedicated feature for opening the last edited day on
startup would be nice to have and will add this to the TODO list.

Peter Marstin (pemtin) said : #2

Thank you for the reply.

Could you please expand on what you mean by "You can pass the date on the command line."?

You refer to entering a date link like like [2019-12-04]. When I press the insert link the dialogue box shows http:// like it is looking for a link on the web whereas I presume I am looking to link back to a prior date. The theory sounds quite good. Or have I misunderstood this advice totally?

Good to see you see some merit in putting an option on TO DO to opening the last edited day on startup.

In some programs you can get into the config file and change defaults---perhaps this is not possible in RedNotebook.


Best Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #3

You'll have to insert a link like [2019-12-04] manually.

With "command line" I mean cmd.exe on Windows. If you're not familiar
with this, I wouldn't recommend using this option.

Peter Marstin (pemtin) said : #4

Thanks Jendrik Seipp, that solved my question.