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10.4: Navigate the Calendar widget via keyboard System 10.4
Tiger only hintI was looking through Apple's new Calendar widget code, and noticed that you can navigate it with the keyboard:

The Up and Down Arrow keys will jump to the previous or next year, the Left and Right Arrow keys will jump to the previous or next month, and the Home key will jump back to the current date.

Pretty nifty! If only widgets came with Read Me files, so we could know these features exist!
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10.4: Navigate the Calendar widget via keyboard
Authored by: mistersquid on Jan 28, '06 08:07:49AM

Thank you for this tip. I can now discontinue my use of Konfabulator's next-to-useless Calendar widget.



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10.4: keyboard navigation | mac UI needs a NIB inspector tool
Authored by: zahadum on Jan 28, '06 10:54:12AM

the general problem with undocumented keyboard commands is that apple has let the mac UI guidlines become incoherent in os/x.

there should be a general service (or at least some special pref tool) that displays (and assigns) the keyboard command for any interface control element in each application (KeyCaps is just one possible 'view' for how menus & windows can be mapped).

the general principle for object design about service discovery should always include introspection: every object should be able to easily disclose its state (this equally applies to telemetry, but that is a different subject).

believe it or not, vista is going to be a challenge to os/x - whether apple likes it or not.

it is so sad that apple has let one its key franchises languish for so long (and the chances for anything truly new/useful for a nexgen interface contols - like hyperbolic trees - is almost certainly a lost cause).

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10.4: Navigate the Calendar widget via keyboard
Authored by: pfonke on Jan 28, '06 02:52:10PM

I hate to reveal myself for the idiot that I am, but where is the new Apple Calendar Widget? I did try going to the widget library and searching "calendar", but I didn't come up with any obvious new Apple Calendars. I'm sure I'm missing the obvious, but I'd be grateful for a hand.

Thanks.



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10.4: Navigate the Calendar widget via keyboard
Authored by: JoolsG4 on Jan 29, '06 04:20:02AM

If you've upgraded to 10.4.4 you will already have it. Just activate Dashboard and there it is!

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10.4: Navigate the Calendar widget via keyboard
Authored by: pfonke on Jan 30, '06 11:16:30AM

D'oh! Thanks!

Sheepishly,

pfonke



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