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Bugs with Android calendar widgets

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:31 am
by lk
Hi there,

I'm currently experimenting with EPIM for Android (v5.80) on some devices with different Android versions (5.1, 8.1, 9.0) and found some quirks with the calendar, in particular with the widgets.

On Android 9.0 the background of the small calendar widget is always bright, no matter which design I configure in the widget settings. It's only the text colour that changes between the two designs. This does not occur on the devices with the older Android versions, here the dark background appears as configured.

See the screenshots:

Android 5.1 and 8.1:
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Android 9.0:

Birthdays are shown as light cyan entries of both the calendar itself and the calendar widget although I have configured them not to be shown in the calendar. I toggled this setting twice but no change. Again this only occurs on my Android 9.0 device, the other two doesn't show them. See this screenshot:


Longer month names appear abbreviated although there is enough room for the whole month name (see also the screenshot above). Strangely enough the month name appeared in its full length immediately after I made the screenshot (!)


Re: Bugs with Android calendar widgets

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:55 am
by admin
#1. Confirm, will be fixed.
#2. Likely you disabled this setting after birthday events have already been created. Try to create a new contact with a birthday, will there be an event created for it?
#3. Ok, then we can consider this one as solved then.

Re: Bugs with Android calendar widgets

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:34 am
by lk
#1: :D

#2: Done, and indeed the now contact doesn't appear in the calendar. I also tried setting a birthday for an already existing contact formerly without one: This birthday doesn't appear either.

#3: At least this one is ugly and there must be a reason for this. Maybe it's fixable?

I just stumbled about another one (again just on my Android 9 device not on the Android 5.1 and 8.1 ones):


Today is Friday 19 February 2021, but see this screenshot:


"Morgen" means "Tomorrow". Ths text should read "Heute" (for "Today"), as 19 February is today. Clicking on the "Today" button doesn't fix it but after resizing the widget the text "Morgen" changes into "Heute". (Maybe this helps for debugging.)


Re: Bugs with Android calendar widgets

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:10 am
by admin
#4 will check this one, thanks!

Re: Bugs with Android calendar widgets

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:55 am
by lk

another observation concerning #2: A friend of mine also uses EPIM for Android (Pro version) on his Android 7.0 phone. Unlike me, he wants to see the birthdays of his contacts in the calendar, but some of them are missing there. So the opposite phenomenon also seem to occur.

We found out a workaround: After opening the contact and saving it unchanged, the birthday appeared immediately in the calendar. HTH for the debugging.