1. dargod's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I've recently switched from HTC 7 Mozart to Lumia 920 and I noticed one weird thing.

    If you go to calendar -> month view you can see that there are some appointments/b-days there. But if you look closer there are some weird, ridiculous names which are far away from what you expected. It's very visible when you do screenshot. I'm posting mine so you can see that.


    Do you have the same in yours? On WP7 that names were fine.

    EDIT: its not f*** in title, it was supposed to be h*** :D
    04-03-2013 04:25 AM
  2. markfive's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral Don't forget to head over to the Introductions forum to introduce yourself.

    The text you see in the Month view is a WP8 'feature' - it's correct in terms of which days have entries (well mine always seems to be right) but the actual text is pretty random. On the basis that it's too small to sensibly use the text on that screen, it's probably for performance reasons (no sense in querying every calendar entry in a month just to display text that 99.9% of the population can't read)
    This has been mentioned before - see http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...r-entries.html
    rdubmu likes this.
    04-03-2013 05:01 AM
  3. dargod's Avatar
    Interesting! especially because WP7 has normal text inside there. Sorry, I couldn't find that topic and I will introduce myself later.

    Cheers :)
    04-03-2013 05:07 AM
  4. AngryNil's Avatar
    Interesting! especially because WP7 has normal text inside there.
    Should note WP7 doesn't have your actual appointments listed, just English phrases such as "Hello from Seattle".
    04-03-2013 05:14 AM
  5. MarcXW's Avatar
    It's not a big deal, WP7 also had random text posted, but the text was in English, which might have made it seem closer to the real names for your appointments. WP8 seems to have replaced it with what I believe to be Latin.
    04-03-2013 05:34 AM
  6. TGBmark1234's Avatar
    I'd noticed this as well. What's annoying here is that my wife's Galaxy Note, which has only slightly better resolution than my 8X, has a proper month view in the S Planner. And a week view. And a 3 day view. Basically, the S Planner wipes the floor with the brutally minimal WP calendar app.
    04-03-2013 07:52 AM
  7. flemo1974's Avatar
    Switch to Chronos calendar ;-)
    04-03-2013 08:10 AM
  8. TGBmark1234's Avatar
    I've tried it. It's got a much better live tile than the built in app, but the main app itself wasn't doing it for me. I also found that you have to open the app itself to have it sync changes from the server, and as I wasn't doing that the live tile ended up getting out of date. The built in app is at least constantly up to date, and that's a required feature!
    04-03-2013 08:34 AM
  9. jfa1's Avatar
    I have the built in calendar in a small tile and the chronos calendar in a full sized tile. sometime in the morning and sometime in the afternoon whether I need to or not I open Chronos and its syncs and I get back to work.
    04-03-2013 10:25 AM
  10. brunok's Avatar
    Calendar app really needs improvement. What I miss the most are the limited options for recurring events. I can't add an event that occurs every tuesday and thursday for 5 weeks...
    Chronos is OK but I hate the background color and it has the same issue with recurring events.
    dgr_874 likes this.
    04-03-2013 09:48 PM
  11. OzRob's Avatar
    Yes. I'm finding the calendar situation one of the biggest letdowns with WP8. The stock calendar on my Sony Xperia S was not fantastic, but it was certainly workable. With WP8 I've yet to find a good solution.

    The other thing that bugs me is that you don't seem to be able to select a custom alarm sound for events as default, and the inbuilt ones aren't loud or long enough. So I find I keep missing appointments.
    04-04-2013 01:34 AM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I have this same problem on my 920, and you aren't alone. I really don't like the WP calendar. Sadly, the IOS calendar is better.
    04-04-2013 01:52 AM
  13. m4tthall's Avatar
    The calendar was crap in WP7 and I am surprised they haven't done anything to it in WP8. As others have mentioned there are other options such as Chronos or Calendar+ but it shouldn't be that hard to include a decent calendar in the OS.
    04-04-2013 02:02 AM
  14. Jazmac's Avatar
    Chronos Calender is the calendar to own.
    04-04-2013 10:56 PM
  15. rdubmu's Avatar
    I find the calendar lacking as well but it does the job with notifications as well as lock screen information. I also like how it live.calendar.com syncs to my Outlook 2013 App on my Surface Pro... I do a lot of task management on there and I can easily check things off on my L920
    04-04-2013 11:17 PM

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