LuxSci has introduced several new features this week that enhance the usability of parts of its web interface. These include:
- Right-Click Context Menus in WebAides: All WebAides (i.e. address books, calendars, tasks, etc.) now support right clicking on list entries and on the WebAides themselves to bring up a context menu of useful options — like “Delete WebAide”, “Subscribe to WebAide”, “Tag Entry”, etc. This makes WebAide use simpler and more natural. The WebMail interface already supports right-click context menus.
- “Full Screen Mode” Tool Bar Option: Users can now choose to add a tool bar command for toggling on and off “Full Screen Mode” — the mode of viewing WebMail and WebAides which hides the page headers and footers to give maximal screen space for working in these tools. This tool bar command can be added in users’ Preferences area.
- Task List Widgets: LuxSci’s Task List Widgets have a new optional setting where you can hide tasks from display until they are near or past their due date. If you have many tasks and many of them are for the future, your task list Widget can be configured to show you only what is “due soon”, and you can specify what “soon” means. Use the “Properties” of your Task List Widget to configure this new setting.
- Dates and Times: When forwarding, replying, or annotating an email message, the “date” that is included in the text of the email to indicate when this was done now includes the time and timezone. For example, instead of “On April 15th, 2010, XYZ said”, it will now say “On April 15th 2010 12:15:16 EDT, XYZ said”. This provides both additional accuracy and eliminates confusion when people are working in different time zones.