When click of date open calendar

Asked by Anatoly

When I click date indicator - open calendar, then I click by date number, example "21" - open apps with date params.

I mean:

1. Click clock;
2. Open calendar panel;
3. Click on date number;
4. Then start script example $mycalendar -p %timestamp%

Run any apps (in config) plus date patemeters with I click date.

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said :

I have no idea what your actual question is. Can you please try to explain it in an other way? Thanks!

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Anatoly (anatooly) said :

Sorry that my english. Illustration my question: http://screencloud.net/v/jyB9

1. When open indicator-datetime;
2. Open external program (with datetime parameters);

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Enrico Rosina (e-rosina) said :


I think that you have 2 options:

(1) Use the gnome-applets.

This function you are describing is still available on my computer, because it existed before Unity broke all the things that were useful in Ubuntu to please people who don't even have a mouse. I threw away Unity as soon as I understood how to do it :-)

I saw from your picture that your desktop may not be a standard one. Maybe you also can add elements on your upper menu bar? So I will describe you what we can do with Ubuntu 13.04, hoping that you have a chance to do the same in your configuration:

- At login, before you input your password, click on the round icon with the Ubuntu sign (close to the user name). Don't select Ubuntu, but select Gnome fallback.

- Then when you are logged in you will have a convenient top menubar where you will be able to add such elements called "applet indicators".

- Go over the top menubar with the mouse, press the keys Super + Alt, and maintain them pressed while you right click on the menubar. You should have a pop-up menu, with a menu saying "Add to the menubar..."

- There you will find a different calendar that the one you have. I think it comes with a general applet indicators menu. When you open this calendar, you can select a date and on the bottom of the calendar you have the menu "Add a new event". This last menu will open your mail calendar at the selected date.

 (2) The second option is to create a shell script that lets you type your date (not select it I'm afraid), then can launch any application that will accept your date from the command line.

I tried to make such a script and succeeded, but I doubt that it would be useful for you, because It's too much work to launch the script, then input a date. It's quicker to launch your application and input the date by yourself while you have it already open.

Hope you will find a suitable solution

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