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Are there a keyboard shortcut when cursor is in the date field of a task at gmail, which allows you to conviniently select the date?

For example in tracks web app, there are the < and > keys to move a single day forward/backward ][ to move through weeks, etc.

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Confused. I don't know where gmail has a date field. Do you mean google tasks, or calendar? –  outsideblasts Sep 22 '09 at 6:30
    
I'll quote myself "the date field of a task at gmail". In gmail tasks, you can assign a task with a date. When using your mouse a little calendar pops, but what about when using your keyboard? –  Elazar Leibovich Sep 22 '09 at 18:18
    
mmmm... I see what you mean. you have to click on the field or the calendar to get the date entry; the field doesn't otherwise accept keyboard input. and if you've entered a date, you can't keyboard-delete it (even though you can select the field, highlighting the data). –  Michael Paulukonis Sep 22 '09 at 18:59
    
@OtherMichael more than so, you can't even advance a single day/week with a button click, as you can with tracks, without showing the calendar GUI. –  Elazar Leibovich Sep 23 '09 at 2:24
    
Wow. It looks like a text field and I can tab into it, but I can't type anything. That's just wrong. –  Doug Harris Sep 23 '09 at 4:03
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Inspecting the Gmail tasks field, there seem to be no keyboard event attached. So the answer is unfortunately no such feature yet. For now you must use the mouse.

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If you mean Google Calender, you can access "google calender labs"

This allows you to select "Jump to Date"

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I don't mean the google calendar. –  Elazar Leibovich Sep 30 '09 at 5:15
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