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  Tips on customizing Active Desktop Calendar's appearance on the desktop


Starting point for all of these is the program's Settings dialog. You can open that dialog by right clicking on the system tray icon and choosing Settings, or if you are in the Notes View just click on Settings in the Shortcuts bar.

Tips you will find below cover just the most common situations. We encourage you to play with program's options and discover what else is possible.

Displaying 1, 2 or 3 months calendar on the desktop

Go to the Calendar Appearance tab in the Settings dialog. There you will be able to select a Calendar Type and a Style for it. For three months calendar the style is fixed to having the current month displayed with icons and other two months with text. If you go with one or two months instead, then you will be able to choose the style by yourself – make them display with icons which is more attractive, or with text which allows you to make them small and saves desktop space.

Changing icons for the desktop calendar

Go to the Calendar Text/Icons tab in the Settings dialog and look at the Icon Options section. Of course, you can change the main icon library, but you can also enable "Use different icon library for day names" option and set the program to use one set of icons for day numbers (main library) and another set for day names so you get a mix of two. Finally, there is an option to set today's icon separately. We generally recommend that an icon used for marking today's date is transparent and designed in such way that the date it marks is still visible. For that special purpose there is one stand-alone today's icon (Today.ico), then there is today's icon library (Today.icl) and some of the date icon libraries have their own today's icons (adc.icl,, blue.balls.icl).

Changing font style for the text version

Go to the Calendar Text/Icons tab in the Settings dialog and look at the Text Options section. By clicking on Font button you will be able to change font style and size. For text version of the calendar we recommend going with smallef font sizes. You can also change colors for calendar title, day names, current day (today) and calendar text (day numbers).

Making adjustments to displaying notes and tasks

Go to the Notes/Tasks Bar tab in the Settings dialog. You have two interesting sections there, Appearance and Size & Position. With options available in Size & Position section you can place notes/tasks bar wherever you want on the screen, adjust its size, determine how much space should the program use for displaying notes, how much for tasks and set notes spacing. On the other hand, options available in Appearance section allow you to make notes/tasks bar visually attractive on your desktop. You can choose font style and size as well as color scheme including background color and the percentage of background transparency.

What if I want only the calendar on my desktop?

Go to the General tab in the Settings dialog. In the Desktop Components section disable Show notes and Show tasks options and click Apply.

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