New Events - Set Default to Public vs. Private
Peter Lairo <Peter <at> Lairo.com>
2009-06-14 13:47:42 GMT
I have several Google calendars and have integrated them into Lightning
via CalDAV. I've also shared them via Google with my family.
When I create a new event from withing Lightning in a shared calendar
(as defined in Google), the event is created as a "private" event by
default by Lightning, even though I have made no selection under
"Options / Privacy" and even though Lightning shown no checkmark on any
of the selections. Events created like this cannot be seen by those whom
I have explicitly shared the calendar with.
Is there a way to set the default privacy setting for new Events in
Lighning? I cannot (and don't want to have to) remember to explicitly
set the Privacy to "Public Event" every time I create a new event in
What's the point, for a shared calendar, of setting the default to
"private"? I understand that default-to-privacy is an argument. However,
users can (and will) much easier create separate private and shared
calendars for this purpose. And since the vast majority of users will
use a calendar service (like Google), and that these services allow a
much better, easier, and finer grained control of who else can see what
calendars can be seen than Lightning's simple private/public setting, it
would benefit most users if either:
- the default were set to "Public Event"
- the setting were directly in the dialog's primary UI (not buried in a
- there were a preference setting to select the default (Private or Public)
Is there already a bug on this? If not, I could file one.