A pasted event is created in the default calendar, not the original calendar

Using Lightning in TB 52.6.0 in Win10 x64. But the problem is not new in this TB 
version, it has existed for many many versions.

I have multiple calendars in Lightning. If I copy an event and paste it on some other 
date, the pasted event is in the default calendar, not the calendar I copied from, 
and needs to be edited. Why?

Also, if the copied event is a recurring event, I'd like to have the choice of making 
the copy a single event or a recurring event (similar to editing a recurring event). 
Currently it defaults to a single event.

Comments?

Pierre
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3/11/2018 4:41:35 PM
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On 3/11/2018 12:41 PM, Pierre D wrote:
> Using Lightning in TB 52.6.0 in Win10 x64. But the problem is not new in 
> this TB version, it has existed for many many versions.
> 
> I have multiple calendars in Lightning. If I copy an event and paste it 
> on some other date, the pasted event is in the default calendar, not the 
> calendar I copied from, and needs to be edited. Why?

Because you have the Default calendar selected in the Calendar List of 
the Calendar Pane, on the left hand side of the Calendar Tab. That's my 
experience when I've been copying events.

If you don't see that pane, select the Calendar tab, enable the Menu 
bar, select View > Calendar > Calendar Pane.

Enable Show Calendar Pane and Calendar List.

Select the Calendar you are using from the list when you want to copy an 
event in that Calendar. I forget to do that sometimes.

> 
> Also, if the copied event is a recurring event, I'd like to have the 
> choice of making the copy a single event or a recurring event (similar 
> to editing a recurring event). Currently it defaults to a single event.
> 

I can reproduce that behavior. Sorry, can't help with that one.
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WaltS48
3/12/2018 2:32:28 PM
On 3/11/18 12:41 PM, Pierre D wrote:
> Using Lightning in TB 52.6.0 in Win10 x64. But the problem is not new 
> in this TB version, it has existed for many many versions.
>
> I have multiple calendars in Lightning. If I copy an event and paste 
> it on some other date, the pasted event is in the default calendar, 
> not the calendar I copied from, and needs to be edited. Why?
>
> Also, if the copied event is a recurring event, I'd like to have the 
> choice of making the copy a single event or a recurring event (similar 
> to editing a recurring event). Currently it defaults to a single event.
>
> Comments?
>
> Pierre


Both of these problems appear to be fixed in Lightning 6.2 which will 
work with Thunderbird 60 when it is released later this year.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=393084

I just tested that bug fix. A dialog box pops up when the user copies 
the event asking if they want to "Copy only this occurrence" or "Copy 
all occurrences".

The other problem also has a fix, but I can't find that bug report at 
this time. A dialog box pops up with a list of the Calendars asking the 
user which one they want to use and the user selects one from the list.

If you already have the calendar you want to use selected in the 
Calendar List of the Calendar Pane, all the user needs to do is click "OK".

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WaltS48
3/12/2018 3:18:42 PM
On 03/12/18 11:18, WaltS48 wrote:
> On 3/11/18 12:41 PM, Pierre D wrote:
> Both of these problems appear to be fixed in Lightning 6.2 which will work with 
> Thunderbird 60 when it is released later this year.

Great to hear that. Looking forward to TB60.
Is there a published schedule of TB releases (similar to FF releases)? I can't find 
one by Googling it.

Pierre
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Pierre
3/23/2018 3:12:07 AM
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