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Where is the (Event) Category I just created?

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Hello.

Within Calendar I have created several new events. And I do use the Category option, having created at least three. But in the creation of subsequent events, none of those newly created categories is listed in the "Category" drop-down.

What am I missing? Where are the ones I created?

Thanks.

Hello. Within Calendar I have created several new events. And I do use the Category option, having created at least three. But in the creation of subsequent events, none of those newly created categories is listed in the "Category" drop-down. What am I missing? Where are the ones I created? Thanks.

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I see the same thing: categories created 'on the fly' in the New Event window seem to only apply to that event, and aren't available for other events, or shown in the Options settings - not to mention the color can't be defined.

So, I guess the box in the event window should say 'Define a category for just this event' and have a box to check 'Add to permanent categories'.

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I just tried this in TB 60.6.1/Lightning 6.2.6.1: in Tools/Options/Calendar/Categories, created a new category, closed Options with OK. When creating a new event in the calendar, the new category was available in the drop-down menu. If this is what you did, I don't know why you don't see the custom categories. Do you see them in the Options section? Is this for a local or network calendar?

I just tried this in TB 60.6.1/Lightning 6.2.6.1: in Tools/Options/Calendar/Categories, created a new category, closed Options with OK. When creating a new event in the calendar, the new category was available in the drop-down menu. If this is what you did, I don't know why you don't see the custom categories. Do you see them in the Options section? Is this for a local or network calendar?
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Hello,

I'm using Tbird 60.6.1 (32-bit) and Lightning 6.2.6.1; a fresh install.

I just created a new Category by way of Tools|Options|Calendar/Categories.

The category WAS in the drop-down list of categories. So it does work. But when I created the previous categories, I did so from within the Event creation process.

Sounds like something is amiss??

Thank you, and if you have ideas/suggestions regarding this issue, I'd love to know.

Thanks again.

Hello, I'm using Tbird 60.6.1 (32-bit) and Lightning 6.2.6.1; a fresh install. I just created a new Category by way of Tools|Options|Calendar/Categories. The category WAS in the drop-down list of categories. So it does work. But when I created the previous categories, I did so from within the Event creation process. Sounds like something is amiss?? Thank you, and if you have ideas/suggestions regarding this issue, I'd love to know. Thanks again.
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Forgot to answer your last question.

It is on a local machine, not a network environment.

Thanks.

Forgot to answer your last question. It is on a local machine, not a network environment. Thanks.
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sfhowes
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I see the same thing: categories created 'on the fly' in the New Event window seem to only apply to that event, and aren't available for other events, or shown in the Options settings - not to mention the color can't be defined.

So, I guess the box in the event window should say 'Define a category for just this event' and have a box to check 'Add to permanent categories'.

I see the same thing: categories created 'on the fly' in the New Event window seem to only apply to that event, and aren't available for other events, or shown in the Options settings - not to mention the color can't be defined. So, I guess the box in the event window should say 'Define a category for just this event' and have a box to check 'Add to permanent categories'.
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Interesting. Well, anyone want to report a (potential) bug?

As I continue to work my way through Tbird, I'm sure to have more questions.

Thanks very much for your help, sfhowes.

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Interesting. Well, anyone want to report a (potential) bug? As I continue to work my way through Tbird, I'm sure to have more questions. Thanks very much for your help, sfhowes. :)
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