Create a new event or task

This article explains how to create a new event or task in the Lightning calendar for Thunderbird.

An event is a calendar entry representing something that happens, whether you participate in it or not. For example, meetings and birthdays are events.

A task is a calendar entry that represents some of the actions you perform. For example, writing a report or visiting a client is a task.

Creating an event is simple enough. Just complete one of the following steps:

  • Click the menu at the top of the Thunderbird window, select a submenu, and select.
  • Press the key combination Ctrl + I.
  • Click the New Event button on the panel of today .
  • Double click on, or in the event view of today's panel .

Double click on, or in the event view of today's panel

You can use the methods described above in both Calendar Mode and Event Mode , but you can also use the special Event button in the Calendar Panel:

In this window you can specify the details of the event
In this window you can specify the details of the event. Here is a description of all possible values:

  • : The name of the event. This is what you see on the calendar first.
  • : Where the event will take place
  • : What kind of event is this?
  • : In which calendar do you want to save the event (see Creating new calendars)
  • : Select the start time of the event and the time of its end
  • : If this event happens again, check this box (see Creating a recurring event )
  • : At a certain time before the occurrence of an event a pop-up message will be displayed with a reminder
  • : Brief essence / plan of the event

By default, the event is assumed to have a start and end date and time.

You can specify these dates and times by typing them in the corresponding field using the keyboard or by clicking on the drop-down arrow in the same field. You will be shown the following settings for selection:

You will be shown the following settings for selection:

When you change the start date, the end date is automatically set to the same date.

When you change the start date, the end date is automatically set to the same date

Time must be specified starting with hours and ending with minutes. The window will close automatically after specifying the minutes.

If you want to specify a time that is not displayed, you can expand the selection by clicking on the >> button located at the bottom right.

If the event does not have a start or end time, you can select the Full Day checkbox, after which the start and end times will not be available for input.

To create a task, perform one of the following steps:

  • Click the menu at the top of the Thunderbird window, select a submenu, and select.
  • Press the key combination Ctrl + D.
  • Click the New Task button on the panel of today .