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[Broken in] Calendar reminder turned on by default

asked 2014-01-04 22:08:15 +0300

attah gravatar image

updated 2019-03-24 21:27:47 +0300

This appears to have been broken in Anyone else seeing this?

I'll also take the opportunity to point out that this would be much better as a setting and not the non-obvious way that it was implemented.

Update: It would appear something is broken about writing back settings, I wrote the desired value to dconf and the default was there for the next event i created, but for the one after that it was back to "no reminder". So i have commented out the section towards the end of EventEditPage.qml that deals with writing settings, and run this again:

dconf write /sailfish/calendar/default_reminder 900

Can't figure out how to launch the app from console (for logs) and still have access to the calendar db, so my troubleshooting probably ends here.

Original post:

I am a frequent user of the calendar as a function to remind myself of different things. (several times a day) And thus I want an alert on pretty much all entries that I create. This was default on the N9, which got me this habit. But on the Jolla it is quite finicky to set it to remind me, and very annoying to have to do it every single time. (not to mention easy to forget) I understand that someone might want it this way, but personally I really don't see any use of a calendar entry that has no reminder. So I humbly ask that you make the alarm/alert turned on by default, or at the very least make it configurable what the default settings for a new calendar entry are.

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A settings option in the pulley menu of the main page wouldn't be disruptive, and would allow for other use cases as well.

Tanghus ( 2014-01-05 02:11:22 +0300 )edit

Well, the current way to have options is through the settings "app" and then under apps... But there are no such settings for the calendar app.

attah ( 2014-01-05 02:15:31 +0300 )edit

Yes, that would be better.

Tanghus ( 2014-01-05 02:16:55 +0300 )edit

Is there no status update from Jolla? I was hoping this would be fixed in the Release.

Cmdr_Zod ( 2014-02-06 16:20:53 +0300 )edit

Nope.. And also calendar stills shows wrong day until you poke it if left open over night.. and adding reminders when current time is between 22 and 00 (especially if having previously selected the day to add it to) makes the times all messed up. So that leas me to believe calendar wasn't touched in this update.. Let's hope for the next. :)

attah ( 2014-02-06 22:25:03 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-11-06 15:46:49 +0300

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updated 2014-12-18 17:22:04 +0300

Released in https://together.jolla.com/question/71741/release-notes-software-version-11126-vaarainjarvi/

"Our implementation: on creating a new calendar event with reminder, the reminder time set is saved and used as default for the subsequent new calendar event entries."

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Thanks so much for the info! But I rather dislike the solution. It takes care of my usge just fine since I focus more on when I need the reminder than when events are. However, people that properly book their events may suffer. It is a quite unintuitive way of affecting the default value. Immagine almost always using 15 minutes and just once setting it to zero... that may cause you to be too late the next time if you dont pay attention. I like dependable defaults.

attah ( 2014-11-06 16:52:58 +0300 )edit

I want to unmark this as the correct answer. It is a bad idea.

attah ( 2014-11-28 19:39:08 +0300 )edit

I would also prefer this to be a configurable option you can set in the options menu of the calendar application

Cmdr_Zod ( 2014-12-18 17:51:06 +0300 )edit

I think there is a bug in the defaults: Any time I set a reminder to be at the time of the event it sounds one hour before that. Does anyone else have the same problem? Might it be related to solar/legal time?

benna86 ( 2015-01-08 16:36:54 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-26 22:06:46 +0300

attah gravatar image

I included a fix in the patch I made for this, if is anyone is interested: https://together.jolla.com/question/2132/new-calendar-entries-default-to-the-wrong-date/

Let's see what gets picked up by Jolla, the rest should be available in patchmanager some time later.

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Are you sure jolla can pick it up. From a legal standpoint.

ApB ( 2014-05-27 00:10:45 +0300 )edit

Sure, no. But i gladly surrender any claim to the code, a thanks is more than sufficient payment. Or what were you thinking about?

attah ( 2014-05-27 00:53:51 +0300 )edit

I wasn't thinking of anything specific. Just an honest question because some things might not be possible due to legal. I think the topic of patching closed source components has been brought up in a community meeting or the mailing list but can't remember the outcome of it.

ApB ( 2014-05-27 01:01:53 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-27 14:44:42 +0300

tadzik gravatar image

Even if it's opt-in, please make it possible to opt out from it. It was a default on N900 and it pissed me off to no end that I had to turn it off every single time.

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I agree, configurable is best. But may I ask why you'd want calendar entries without a reminder? I'm just curious as I see no use for it, although I still don't think it should be forced on people of course. :)

attah ( 2014-11-28 19:41:55 +0300 )edit

I always have my calendar open on the homescreen, so I can keep track of those. I also usually use the "entire day" entries, and I'm not sure when the notification will happen then (and I'm afraid it may do it on midnight :P). Also, I sometimes have calendar entries that don't require my actions at any point in time, I just want them to be there so I can look them up whenever necessary.

tadzik ( 2014-11-28 19:44:30 +0300 )edit

Thanks for input! :) Had not thought of all-day events.

attah ( 2014-11-28 19:46:10 +0300 )edit
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