39.2 Scrolling in the Calendar
The calendar display scrolls automatically through time when you
move out of the visible portion. You can also scroll it manually.
Imagine that the calendar window contains a long strip of paper with
the months on it. Scrolling the calendar means moving the strip
horizontally, so that new months become visible in the window.
- Scroll calendar one month forward (
- Scroll calendar one month backward (
- Scroll calendar three months forward
- Scroll calendar three months backward
The most basic calendar scroll commands scroll by one month at a
time. This means that there are two months of overlap between the
display before the command and the display after. < scrolls
the calendar contents one month to the left; that is, it moves the
display forward in time. > scrolls the contents to the
right, which moves backwards in time.
The commands C-v and M-v scroll the calendar by an entire
“screenful”—three months—in analogy with the usual meaning of
these commands. C-v makes later dates visible and M-v makes
earlier dates visible. These commands take a numeric argument as a
repeat count; in particular, since C-u multiplies the next command
by four, typing C-u C-v scrolls the calendar forward by a year and
typing C-u M-v scrolls the calendar backward by a year.
The function keys <NEXT> and <PRIOR> are equivalent to
C-v and M-v, just as they are in other modes.