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  1. AndroidHusband

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    Is it possible to change the clock you use when adding events in the android calendar? Really can't get on with the wheel thingy...
     

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    ' Wheel thingy'? What device do you have?
     
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    The simplest solution is to install a different calendar app from the Play Store. Different apps use different ways of setting this.

    As Crashdamage says, different devices have different stock calendars (it's one of the things the manufacturers fiddle with), so your interface is probably different from other people's.
     
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    If w know what device it is we can see if other users of that device are having a similar problem.

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    It's a Cube U30GT2 - running android 4.2.2

    Have discovered play store has HUNDREDS of calendars, so will d/l and try a few.
     
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    Have d/l a few calendars, but they all seem to use this POS component to set the time. Does anyone know of a calendar app which lets you *type* the time. Or has a linear slider like the android phone app ?

    e2a: No, you can't tap the "16" and get a keyboard. The only way to set the time is to tap the number on the wheel.
     

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    That looks like the time picker that was added with Android 4.2 (if memory serves). It's designed to be easier/friendlier to use, but I agree with you that directly editing the time would probably be simpler. I don't know of a work-around, unfortunately, as that's a pretty tight system thing. :(
     
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    Thanks for that. It really is a POS ... looks like innovation for innovations sake. To be fair it's not my issue - it's my wifes. She has some hand-eye coordination problems, and trying to hit the right part of the wheel - especially for minutes - is tricky.

    I'll stop downloading calendars then - looks like they'll all use the same POS ...
     
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    Calengoo lets you change the clock, it's a paid app though.
     

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    Good find! I had forgotten that some apps use a built-in picker to get around that. And, on that note, it reminded me of a solid calendar app that I've used in the past which also uses its own picker and is free: Business Calendar. Maybe that will do what you want, AndroidHusband?

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    That 'wheel thingy' time picker must be an OEM-added feature. I've never seen it before, and it's not in the standard vanilla Android calendar.
     
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    Stock 4.4 calendar: [​IMG]
     
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    The 'wheel thingy' is on the Moto X (at least), it's the default for the alarm too. It's not user friendly if you want to set the time to an odd number, like :58, hard to 'dial in'.
     
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    It's not in the calendar or alarm on my Nexus devices.
     
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    That's odd. I found the Google Blog post where the new "wheel" picker was added to the Google Calendar application a little bit before 4.3.
     
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    Don't know what to tell you. No wheel thingy on my N4, N5 or N7. Never seen it on any of my other phones either. All had vanilla Android except for a HTC Amaze.
     
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    I'm scratching my head now. Is that AOSP-vanilla or Google-vanilla? Does the calendar update through the Play Store? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.calendar
     
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    They're Nexus devices, stock, unrooted, so it's Google-vanilla, 4.4.2. Like other standard Google apps, calendar updates would come from Play or in a OS update.
     
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    The odd thing is that the Play Store entry for the Google Calendar shows that wheel thing in the screenshots. So it's definitely part of that app.

    Ah well, one more reason not to use the stock app IMO.
     

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