Chapter 4. The Summary View

The default view when starting Kontact for the first time is the Summary View. It shows an overview of the most relevant information provided by the selected Kontact components. These can be notes, imminent appointments or birthdays, due to-dos, new messages etc. Which information is shown is configurable by selecting the corresponding components in the Kontact configuration dialog.


Kontact's Summary View

Kontact's Summary View


Repositioning Summary View Components

The Summary View allows you to change where the components are in the view itself. So, if you prefer to have your Special Dates in the lower left and your To-dos in the upper right, you can rearrange the Summary View to reflect that.

Repositioning components in the Summary View is as simple as dragging them to the new location you want them to be in. Hold down the Ctrl key, click and hold on the gray title area of the component and drag the component to wherever you want it to be. Note that this positioning is done compared to other components. So you can move the Mail component to be below the To-do component in the view, but you cannot place it in a specific position. If you have only one component in your Summary View, the only option is to move it between the two columns of the view; two components can either be two in one column or one in each column; and so on and so forth. Whenever you are dragging a component, you will see a small preview box following your mouse around showing you the component.


Rearranging Kontact's Summary View

Rearranging Kontact's Summary View