Tricks and Shortcuts

One of my main goals when developing PinkCal is that things should be easy. But easy does not necessarily mean obvious.

Once you have PinkCal installed, give the following a try:

  1. Make PinkCal the current active application (click on it's title bar) then press the Enter key. Result: a day planner for "today" opens.

  2. In the day planner type in something for 8:00 AM and press Enter. Type a single quote character and press Enter again. Result: PinkCal copies the entry from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM.

  3. Go back to 8:00 AM and delete the entry and press Enter. Result: PinkCal deletes the entry it added at 8:30 AM.

  4. Open a day planner, type something in and then press Ctrl-R (hold down the Ctrl key and press the r key). Result: quick access to the "Repeat" options.

  5. On the main window, left and right-click on the >> a few times. Now right-click on the month/year part of the display. Result: the main window jumps back to the current month.  

  6. Enter into your day planner (at noon tomorrow). Result: At noon tomorrow PinkCal will open your web browser and navigate to Yahoo!

  7. Look in C:\Program Files\Pink Calendar. Notice the backup.month files - these files are copies of old files. Copy one of these files to to floppy disk and run the Restore command on it. Result: PinkCal restores day planner entries from the file.

  8. When a reminder window pops up, press the d key. Result: the reminder window closes and the entry is deleted from your day planner.

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