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Thunderbird Calendar (Lightning): How to navigate to a date not in an adjacent month or year?

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I’m using Thunderbird 68.1.2 (32-bit) on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit).

In earlier versions of Lightning (maybe as recently as a month or two ago), I was able to use the Mini-Month in the Calendar Pane to navigate easily to dates not adjacent to the displayed month or year. As I recall, clicking on the month name in the Mini-Month would drop down a list of months; clicking on the year would drop down a list of years. This feature is no longer available.

The Mini-Month has buttons “One Month Back”, “One Month Forward”, “One Year Back”, “One Year Forward”, and “Go to Today”, but these are much more cumbersome for navigation than the previously-available dropdowns.

Here are my questions:

1. Is the removal of the month and year dropdowns from the Mini-Month a feature, a bug, a problem with my Thunderbird installation/configuration, or something else? 2. Is there still a way to navigate to a non-adjacent month or year other than one month or year at a time?

Thanks.

I’m using Thunderbird 68.1.2 (32-bit) on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit). In earlier versions of Lightning (maybe as recently as a month or two ago), I was able to use the Mini-Month in the Calendar Pane to navigate easily to dates not adjacent to the displayed month or year. As I recall, clicking on the month name in the Mini-Month would drop down a list of months; clicking on the year would drop down a list of years. This feature is no longer available. The Mini-Month has buttons “One Month Back”, “One Month Forward”, “One Year Back”, “One Year Forward”, and “Go to Today”, but these are much more cumbersome for navigation than the previously-available dropdowns. Here are my questions: 1. Is the removal of the month and year dropdowns from the Mini-Month a feature, a bug, a problem with my Thunderbird installation/configuration, or something else? 2. Is there still a way to navigate to a non-adjacent month or year other than one month or year at a time? Thanks.

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It seems it was removed by choice:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1529433

Scrolling with the mousewheel on the Back/Forward buttons is a decent alternative:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1524456#c10

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Thanks for letting me know about scrolling with the mousewheel. That helps a bit.

I do agree with bug 1529433 that there should be a better way to navigate dates.

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Joel Saks said

I’m using Thunderbird 68.1.2 (32-bit) on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit). In earlier versions of Lightning (maybe as recently as a month or two ago), I was able to use the Mini-Month in the Calendar Pane to navigate easily to dates not adjacent to the displayed month or year. As I recall, clicking on the month name in the Mini-Month would drop down a list of months; clicking on the year would drop down a list of years. This feature is no longer available. The Mini-Month has buttons “One Month Back”, “One Month Forward”, “One Year Back”, “One Year Forward”, and “Go to Today”, but these are much more cumbersome for navigation than the previously-available dropdowns. Here are my questions: 1. Is the removal of the month and year dropdowns from the Mini-Month a feature, a bug, a problem with my Thunderbird installation/configuration, or something else? 2. Is there still a way to navigate to a non-adjacent month or year other than one month or year at a time? Thanks.

Thanks for the advice Joel Saks said

Thanks for letting me know about scrolling with the mousewheel. That helps a bit. I do agree with bug 1529433 that there should be a better way to navigate dates.
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John Neil said

Joel Saks said
I’m using Thunderbird 68.1.2 (32-bit) on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit). In earlier versions of Lightning (maybe as recently as a month or two ago), I was able to use the Mini-Month in the Calendar Pane to navigate easily to dates not adjacent to the displayed month or year. As I recall, clicking on the month name in the Mini-Month would drop down a list of months; clicking on the year would drop down a list of years. This feature is no longer available. The Mini-Month has buttons “One Month Back”, “One Month Forward”, “One Year Back”, “One Year Forward”, and “Go to Today”, but these are much more cumbersome for navigation than the previously-available dropdowns. Here are my questions: 1. Is the removal of the month and year dropdowns from the Mini-Month a feature, a bug, a problem with my Thunderbird installation/configuration, or something else? 2. Is there still a way to navigate to a non-adjacent month or year other than one month or year at a time? Thanks.

Thanks for the advice Joel Saks said

Thanks for letting me know about scrolling with the mousewheel. That helps a bit. I do agree with bug 1529433 that there should be a better way to navigate dates.