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Lightning doesn't display the location in calendar view

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Post Posted November 7th, 2017, 5:16 am

Well, after a short research I stumbled upon this thread. I can hardly believe that it's been almost 7 years since this thread was started and the question has still not been addressed. TB is simply too good an app to not allow what the OP is asking for. Surely so many of us have the same approach where we input data into the event's location field and we want that to be nicely visible in a weekly overview of all the events/tasks.

So, has there been no solution or what? I tried an add-on called Calendar Tweaks - https://addons.mozilla.org/En-us/thunde ... dar-tweaks - but it doesn't offer the needed functionality.

Would anyone have anything to add?
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Reason: Split from original thread which died 7 years year ago.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2017, 12:07 am

My thoughts exactly.
Why on earth wouldn't the Thunderbird team implement such a basic functionality as location display after so many years?
The only workaround I found was creating a Google calendar tab next to my lightning tab. Can you believe this? On my google calendar tab, all locations are displayed just fine but this is not what we signed up for.
I get it that you cannot take into consideration every single user's request but honestly, the lightning addon hasn't had any detectable update for ages. It's about time something new and useful was implemented. Technology and UI are evolving and TB is lagging behind.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2017, 7:16 am

Fred H wrote:My thoughts exactly. Why on earth wouldn't the Thunderbird team implement such a basic functionality as location display after so many years? The only workaround I found was creating a Google calendar tab next to my lightning tab. Can you believe this? On my google calendar tab, all locations are displayed just fine but this is not what we signed up for. I get it that you cannot take into consideration every single user's request but honestly, the lightning addon hasn't had any detectable update for ages. It's about time something new and useful was implemented. Technology and UI are evolving and TB is lagging behind.

I second this! Mozilla team (or TB team), pls listen to your users :)

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Post Posted November 8th, 2017, 11:05 am

I second this! Mozilla team (or TB team), pls listen to your users

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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 5:50 am

Alas...I can't even get Lightning to show the actual calendar invites and let me "accept" them anymore. This only started happening this last version or two. I love TB and Lightning. But I have to find another solution, unless I can find someone to help fix this. I've posted several times on the calendar forum, with no response. Alas...I have no solution to the location thing, but want to add this other issue to to the mix.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Regarding location: some definite improvements have been made in the last 7 years. If you hover the mouse over an appointment, then further details such as location, date (with start and end time), status, participants and details are shown.

Regarding invites: mines work. But there are many factors that change the behaviour. For instance:
– Is the person sending it uses a Google server, is your address authorized to reply to the invitation? For some corporate addresses, the domain administrator may have configured to restrict replies from only the domain's addresses (I even think it's the option by default).
– On Microsoft Exchange servers, behaviour with addresses outside of Exchange depends on the version of Exchange installed. Some work, others won't. Even some versions of Microsoft Outlook (the user's software, not the platform) don't reply correctly to calendar requests if they are outside an Exchange environment.

So to help solve the issue (if we can), we would need more details like whether or not it's happening with everyone, etc.
Michel Gagnon

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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Thank you for your feedback @mgagnonlv. If you are from the devs team for TB then the improvements mentioned for those 7 years are indeed great, but as you see quite a few users would like to be able to see the event/task location displayed not only when the mouse is hovered over the event/item, but rather always and all the time.

I can promise you that (similarly to me) a lot of users are trying to do the transition from Outlook to TB and believe me on our calendars we have a ton of data in the location field, which we need displayed all the time.

I very seriously believe that it is not so difficult to implement the feature request. Looking forward to a positive response on this one! Cheers! :)

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Post Posted November 14th, 2017, 9:45 pm

Sorry, I am just a user, not a developer.
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