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Here's a screenshot of my Windows 8.1 Calendar.

As you can see, some of the items appear lighter/greyed out (ie on the 15th, 21st).

Why is this? I have not noticed any difference between these items, and none of the ideas I've had for why (ie items without a specific time are lighter) have fitted.

My calendar is synced to hotmail.


The calendar online ( (There are a couple of new events, but nothing should have changed with the earlier ones.)

hotmail calendar

This event appears lighter.


But this event does not.

B1 paper?

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Can I see a full screenshot of the same screen in Hotmail in a browser? – CodeBlend Jun 3 '14 at 19:55
@CodeBlend added :) – ACarter Jun 3 '14 at 20:04
Hm odd how these doesn't appear to be a distinction in the web version. I was thinking something like all day event but don't think that's it – CodeBlend Jun 3 '14 at 20:08
Maybe the 19th contains a customized event, as in section "How to Customize your Calendar" of this article. – harrymc Jun 4 '14 at 11:18
Can you post screen shots of the event details themselves? Is it possible that they are from another calendar (shared calendar), or that they are shared with another person? Is it possible that they are in conflict with another event (same time)? – rishimaharaj Jun 7 '14 at 2:56
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Per the comments section, posting screenshots of the event details in question show what the differences are: both are All Day events whereas the others in the calendar are not, hence the difference in color.

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