Hi, thanks a lot for suggestions! I really want to make the gadget a perfect choice for most of the users, so I am very happy when I get a feedback. I've been already thinking about some of your suggestions but I didn't implement them for some reasons.
Colored events - this feature would be very useful for me as well and I’ve seriously considered implementing it but it's pretty difficult (especially to make an intuitive GUI for color settings). I'm not leaving this idea; maybe it appears in the gadget
in the future.
Option to show/hide the calendar; less wide in docked mode; allow resizing - these features are the matter of the gadget skin. In the skin can be defined the hiding of the single line calendar, set the width or height of the gadget and so on. So the solution
for you would be a creation of a new skin. It's not a lot of work, so I put it into TODO list and it should be a part of some of the next releases (if you would like to make a graphic design, I can make a skin exactly for you).
Make it easier to load local .ics files - this is a good point. The gadget is capable to load a local ics file but I didn't test it for a long time. I didn't realize that someone would really use this feature. I’ll check it for the next release.
Thanks again for collaboration