Rainlendar 0.19.3 - Keep it on the desktop only.

Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I've just installed Rainlendar 0.19.3 and there are 3 options for where you want to keep the calendar.

The options:
- OnBottom
This will keep the calendar in the bottom layer of the screen, not too sure what it actually does.

- Normal
This should be the option to select if you would like to keep the calendar always on your desktop and nowhere else.
But it doesnt work for me. it works when you just set to Normal and once youi switch screens it disappears from the desktop.
Really annoying.

- OnTop
This will always keep the calendar on the top most layer, so it will stay on desktop and will always appear on all windows.

Any ideas, please help, Thanks :)
Question by:minichicken
    LVL 33

    Accepted Solution

    The OnBottom makes the window to stay behind other windows when it's activated with mouse.
    Normal is a normal Z-positioning of the window and OnTop makes the calendar to stay on top of other windows.
    The OnDesktop setting is similar to OnBottom except that it makes a child window of the desktop. The benefit from this is that the calendar will be visible event if Explorer's "Show Desktop" command is issued. There are also few negative side-effects from using this (e.g. you cannot use it with native transparancy, the keyboard shortcuts do not work and the calendar disappears from time to time especially when new skin is selected). The OnDesktop only works with Explorer shell.

    If you minimize each window when in normal mode then it always shows doesnt it ?It when i click on the show desktop it doesnt come then i've to rightclick the mouse to display it again. I thought thats how it was supposed to be .Didnt waste too much time on that.
    LVL 12

    Author Comment

    ok, "minimize each window" is the explanation on how to use "Normal" layout option.
    That seems to work alright, I'll just have to use minimize and not show desktop (in the quick launch bar).

    Can you please explain on how to issue Eplorer's "Show Desktop" command and enable onDesktop option. I want to see the actuall difference between this option and the normal option.

    Thanks :)
    LVL 33

    Expert Comment

    When you do a minimize all with onDesktop  option enabled you'll see the calendar without any problem unlike the Normal mode where it disappears.Uncheck the checkbox in the first tab (Use native trans ) and make sure that there are no other wallpaers set on your desktop. You should be able to see the difference then.
    LVL 12

    Author Comment

    Thanks sajuks, idealy onDesktop option will be the one I want.
    But for some reason, it's bloody slow, switching months, dragging the calendar and todo box.

    It really slow, i think that why it says in brackets "experimental"

    Thanks for the help :)
    LVL 33

    Expert Comment

    Thanks for the points and grade

    Featured Post

    Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Join & Write a Comment

    One of the biggest challenges facing freelancers is balancing multiple projects and deadlines. Organizational skills and time management are key to keeping up with projects and staying on track. Luckily, we’ve curated seven tools to help you focus o…
    Surprisingly, there is a lot to Gym battles, and I thought it would be helpful to share knowledge about all the ins and outs of this feature!
    Where to go on the main page to find the job listings. How to apply to a job that you are interested in from the list that is featured on our Careers page.
    Need more eyes on your posted question? Go ahead and follow the quick steps in this video to learn how to Request Attention to your question. *Log into your Experts Exchange account *Find the question you want to Request Attention for *Go to the e…

    728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now