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Re: emacs calendar bug

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: emacs calendar bug
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:15:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Jude,

dunno if I understood exactly what you did.

AFAIK, when org-mode reads in dates, you can just edit the text in the
minibuffer.  No need to use or even switch to the calendar buffer.

In addition, you can use shift together with the arrow keys to "move" in
the calendar buffer and hit enter to pick a date, without leaving the

If you don't want the calendar to pop up at all, evaluate

  (setq org-read-date-popup-calendar nil)

Hope that helps,


> I don't use a mouse when running any computer since I can't see to point 
> with it and not all the screen readers necessarily support use of the 
> mouse.  Aside from that, I have a major fine motor deficit.  I was able in 
> org-mode to bring up the calendar with the current date highlighted.  
> Unfortunately, I didn't need the current date.  Hitting control-b twice 
> inside the calendar had no effect and just dumped the current date into my 
> org-mode table.  Is there any way to let calendar know no rodent is 
> available and take input from keyboard?  This behavior happens with emacs 
> 24.x in debian I don't know how many past versions also had this problem.

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