Week and Month calendar views have strange and broken mouse behaviour (as opposed to good Day and Work Week views')

Bug #500913 reported by Tomasz Chrzczonowicz on 2009-12-28
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Evolution
Confirmed
Medium
evolution (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

There are significant differences in mouse behaviour between Day/Work Week views(good) and Week/Month views(broken).

1. In Day/Work Week views, you _can_ Drag'n'Drop (good). In Week/Month views you _can't_ (very bad)
2. In Day/Work Week views, double-clicking an event opens it in a new dialog window (good). In Week/Month views it _doesn't_ - you have to double-click _twice_ (very bad)
3. In Day/Work Week views, when you first click an event and then click somewhere else in the calendar, the focus changes accordingly (good). In Week/Month views, when you first click an event and then click somewhere else in the calendar, the focus doesn't change, it's still on the event (very bad)

The Day/Work Week views mouse behaviour is functional and intuitive. The Week/Month mouse behaviour is very cumbersome and incosistent.

I can't see any rationale for having 2 completely separate mouse behaviours between the calendar views. This is most likely a bug.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Dec 28 02:35:20 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: evolution 2.28.1-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic-pae
SourcePackage: evolution
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic-pae i686

Tomasz Chrzczonowicz (tch) wrote :
description: updated
summary: Week and Month calendar views have strange and broken mouse behaviour
- (as opposed to good Day and Work Week views)
+ (as opposed to good Day and Work Week views')
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Chrescht (sekateur) wrote :

I find this bug quite important if you use the calendaring every day..
I wanted to report the scrolling issue and found this report.

> > When using Calendar, if I put it in month view I can only look at one
> > month at a time. Despite the deceptive scrollbar, scrolling causes
> > the calendar to jump an entire month at a time (i.e., I can not see the
> > last two weeks of Feb and the first two weeks of March).

source: http://<email address hidden>/msg08349.html

cheers.

Tomasz Chrzczonowicz (tch) wrote :

This bug is still here in Lucid, with evolution 2.28.3-0ubuntu9.

This thing is really cumbersome.

Chrescht (sekateur) on 2010-05-21
tags: added: chunky cumbersome evolution mail month view
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/download to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Tomasz Chrzczonowicz (tch) wrote :

The bug is present in Natty too.

This still happens in Natty, so setting to Confirmed.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Setting as Triaged as we have a valid upstream bug.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

Bug from 2009. Version not longer supported.
Change status to Invalid.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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