why don't calendars scroll?

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Hey,


    always bothered by this... i mean... i do not experience time as monthes, so much as i do by days, linear (usually) flow....


    ...so why don't calendars scroll!!!


    r.
     
  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    I can honestly say I taken aback by that question. They don't scroll because that's not necessarily a logical way to view a calendar?

    People tend to like to view months as a single entity. If you create this really long string of days, the "one month at a time" thing kinda breaks down.

    I think it might be useful to some, and certainly useful as an OPTION for how to present a calendar, but on the whole, I'd think most people like the one-month-at-a-time view.
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    for me, time is today, the week present and then next few weeks. if i'm at the end of the month the monthly view breaks down.

    small deal but i wish i could write an ical plugin to scroll through the weeks instead of jump through the months.

    r.
     
  4. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

    jsalzer

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    They're out there

    There are programs, such as Microsoft Outlook, that follow your logic. You can go to month view and just keep scrolling down forever.

    I find that it's far too easy to lose track of what month or year you're on when using this approach. I much prefer iCal's approach. I always know where I'm at.

    :)
     

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