Marcus Bains line

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Marcus Bains line showing in KDE's calendar application Kontact.

The Marcus Bains line is a line that shows the current time in many calendar applications and PIM suites. Usually, it is a red horizontal line showing at the location of the current time in the "day" or "week" views of a calendar, sometimes complemented with the current time.


From at least September 2000 on, there has been a patch for ical to show the Marcus Bains line.[1] Gradually other programs such as Korganizer, Evolution and Google Calendar started supporting the line, either through patches, third-party scripts or natively. Many commercial programs implementing it kept the red colour or the name.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Marcus Bains Line: A Necessary Feature for Every Calendar Program by Ali Rahimi (Oct 20, 2000. Last Updated Oct 3, 2009)