Pimlical Android Help


Command Bar

The command bar is a new feature in V-2.x that can be optionally displayed in all views. By default, the command bar is displayed, but you can hide it by setting the preference ShowCommandBar to false.

The command bar has eight buttons all of which are programmable by the user. To change a Command bar button, use menu | Preferences | Commands/Functions and select the preference CommandBarViewButton0, CommandBarViewButton1..., where commandBarViewButton0 is the left-most button, CommandBarViewButton1 is the second-from-left, etc.

The default settings for the command bar are:

T+ D# W

The available functions for the command bar are as follows. All of the following functions are also available for use with the four diagonal swipe gestures as well:

This button moves to the previous day(s), week, or month based upon what view is currently being displayed. A long press on this button will popup the Date Picker (like menu | Goto) to allow you to go directly to a date.

This button moves to the next day(s), week, or month based upon what view is currently being displayed. A long press on this button will goto the Pinned Date if that has been set. If no date has been set, then it pops up the Date Picker (like menu | Goto) to allow you to pin a date. You Pin a date with a long-press on the day in the Pimlical Date Picker. Pinned dates are only remembered for the current session (they are not saved).

Creates a new event on the currently selected day if the day view is displayed. Otherwise, a new event is created on today's date. A long press on this button pops up the event selection list.

Creates a new floating event on the currently selected day if the day view is displayed. Otherwise, a new floating event is created on today's date.

Creates a new task on the currently selected day if the day view is displayed. Otherwise, a new task is created on today's date.

Invoke the Find function - equivalent to Menu | Find

L Invokes the List View.

T+ Invokes the Day View and selects today's date. A long press on this button moves to today's date but preserves the current view.

D Invokes the Day View.

D# Invokes the Day+ View.

W Invokes the WeekView

M Invokes the Month View

M# Invokes the Month+ View

Invokes the Contacts View - equivalent to Menu | View/Edit Contacts
 

Invokes the Memos View - equivalent to Menu | View/Edit Memos
 

J Invokes the Daily Journal - equivalent to Menu | Daily Journal.

Q Invokes the Quick Entry Templates selection list - equivalent to tapping the [Template] button in the Event Selection List.

invokes the Filter Selection Dialog - equivalent to Menu | Filters.

V1 Invokes the first filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use as a view. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of V1.

V2 Invokes the second filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use as a view. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of V1.

V3 Invokes the third filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use as a view. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of V1.

V4 Invokes the fourth filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use as a view. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of V1.

F1 Invokes the first filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use for the Find Function. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of F1.

F2 Invokes the second filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use for the Find Function. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of F1.

F3 Invokes the third filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use for the Find Function. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of F1.

F4 Invokes the fourth filter defined in the preference: FilterNamesForCommandBar to use for the Find Function. If the filter has a view Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of F1.

T1 Invokes the first template defined in the preference: TemplateNamesForCommandBar to use for the Insert Template Function. If the template has an Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of T1.

T2 Invokes the second template defined in the preference: TemplateNamesForCommandBar to use for the Insert Template Function. If the template has an Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of T1.

T3 Invokes the third template defined in the preference: TemplateNamesForCommandBar to use for the Insert Template Function. If the template has an Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of T1.

T4 Invokes the fourth template defined in the preference: TemplateNamesForCommandBar to use for the Insert Template Function. If the template has an Icon defined, that will be used on the command bar instead of T1.

Invokes the Menu Function. For Android devices that have a physical or silkscreen menu button, this is not needed, but for other Android devices, it would be important to leave this function on the command bar to provide access to the menu functions.

invokes the Goto Date Function. Remember though that a long press on the left arrow button does the same thing, so unless you want to duplicate that functionality with a brief tap, you should avoid using this.

 Simulates exiting Pimlical, so when next 'launched' it will re-read the calendar and preferences (in fact, Android Apps never "exit" - but rather are just pushed into the background).

 Invokes the Sync Now function which just tells Google's Android Sync program to immediately start syncing the Android calendar with Google calendar.

 Displays the list of upcoming alarms

 Refreshes the calendar(s).

Hide - this selection hides this button completely.


Filter Names and Template Names Preferences

These two preference items identify the actual filter or template that is invoked when a filter or template is invoked directly on the command bar. For filter names, the preference FilterNamesForCommandBar has from 1-4 filter names separated by commas. For Template names, the preference TemplateNamesForCommandBar has from 1-4 template descriptions separated by commas. The description must match the entire description field of the template record.

In the case of a filter, if the filter has a view Icon, that icon will be used instead of the legend F1... or V1... In the case of a template, if there is an icon assigned to the template that will be used instead of the legend T1... If there is more than one icon associated with the template, only the first icon will be used for the command bar button.