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    Anyone else find it sort of annoying that the month view of the calendar in WP8 is pretty much useless in getting information, other than whether somethings goin on that day? It just seems like such a waste of space. Why not make it full screen so we can actually read some of the text?
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    Problem is, it may be large enough on really large screens to be semi-usable, but not all WP devices have large enough screens/resolutions to make this a feasible thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwaits View Post
    Problem is, it may be large enough on really large screens to be semi-usable, but not all WP devices have large enough screens/resolutions to make this a feasible thing.
    Can't read on Lumia 920, so I don't know what other device is larger than this? Never could see on Titan either.
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    The texts in Month view do not actually match your event/appointment titles.
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    Is there a way to get the events I post in the app to show up when I go to full calendar mode? I can not see anything on the screen.
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    I don't know about Android, but the iPhone doesn't show anything either in the monthly view. The screen is just too small. Even if they made the calendar "full screen", the text would still be microscopic.
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    This is something that REALLY bothers me too! Coming from Symbian, where the month view just shows a marker if you have something scheduled that day. And when you tap a day, it shows all the day's appointments in a list beside or below the calendar grid. A much better implementation IMO. I hate single day views which is what WP forces you to use. I've been using the agenda view to make up for it, though I still prefer a graphical month view.

    And what's with all the BS text on the month view? Why not put real info in there regardless? My wednesday looks something like:
    Egestas rinsi quis
    Laecenas sern mattis
    Aliquam sodaie
    Class aptent tactis

    What is this, latin or something?
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    pretty much
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    Thought I was the only one that had calendar items in another language... glad it isn't just me (in the month view only, daily view is fine)
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    I can easily read every line on my 920. For those of us who can see this, it would be nice to see more than Lorem Ipsum.

    Also, just because you can't read it on the largest device available today, doesn't mean you wont be able to see it on the largest device out tomorrow. This should have been considered, especially now with all the recent talk oh "Phablets" at CES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corn.chowder View Post
    Anyone else find it sort of annoying that the month view of the calendar in WP8 is pretty much useless in getting information, other than whether somethings goin on that day? It just seems like such a waste of space. Why not make it full screen so we can actually read some of the text?
    Maybe I'm the weird one. It doesn't bother me at all. I just use the month view for navigation purposes. I've never given it a second thought.


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    I find myself habitually pinch-zooming the month view calendar...So yeah it is annoying me.

    Useless for viewing current appointments, but good for quickly making future appointments.
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    I started a thread asking for store app suggestions on a better calendar. So far 'vsyscalendar' and 'week view 8' offer better views than native.

    I was spoiled by great calendar apps on android, looks like we are starting to get decent ones but have a ways to go.

    Native one isn't bad but you'd think the creator of Outlook would make a point to make a rocking native version to remind people what MS USED to be the best at...
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    The Chronos Calendar app is very nice but sort of useless for me because I use Google Calendar.

    I wish I could link Outlook to Google calendar, then all would be great.
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    I agree. It is hard to read. I like the looks just to hard to read
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    Quote Originally Posted by dloweinc View Post
    Thought I was the only one that had calendar items in another language... glad it isn't just me (in the month view only, daily view is fine)
    Its lorem ipsum filler text. On the older low rez screens you couldn't read it anyways. Now the high rez screen makes the Loren ipsum readable.

    While I'm perfectly happy with the calendar/planner on WP, I could see some additional calendar or week view helpful at times.
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    exactly
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    Would be nice to zoom and pan on the month calendar.
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    Do the folks over at Redmond actually use the Native Calendar for their daily work/lives? Does Steve Ballmer or Joe B actually use it? They can't be happy with it, if they really use Windows Phone. Or maybe they just use something else for their calendar needs, like the still awesome desktop Outlook calendar, or even old school paper filofax or something. The native Windows Phone 8 isn't just cutting it, functionally, or visually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpoblation View Post
    Do the folks over at Redmond actually use the Native Calendar for their daily work/lives? Does Steve Ballmer or Joe B actually use it? They can't be happy with it, if they really use Windows Phone. Or maybe they just use something else for their calendar needs, like the still awesome desktop Outlook calendar, or even old school paper filofax or something. The native Windows Phone 8 isn't just cutting it, functionally, or visually.
    I use it all the time for all my calendars combined. Work, Facebook, MS Account, Birthdays. Works great for all those needs. The Outlook integration is amazing for using at work, so ya they probably use it just fine.
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    would be nice if there was a "week view"
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    Week view 8 is great check it out. Someone posted earlier in the form about it, I checked it out and its just what it was looking for
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    I just installed Calendar[+]. Month view default option, with most important of all -- readable-at-a-glance information (not some Lorem ipsum dolor placeholder text) . It loads slower than the native one and you can't write to it directly, but the advantages more than makes up for it.
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    we all know that the native calendar sucks. The real problem is the lack of basic api:s. You can't build a decent calendar app today because the api for delete and change an appointment is missing. There is an api for creating an appointment (new in wp8) but they "forgot" to add api:s for change and delete. Sad but true
    We also want an api for reading a private appointment.

    Please help me convince microsoft to add basic calendar functionality. Vote for api change:

    API for change and delete calendar appointments
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    I voted for it 3 votes
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