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iCal default duration - Lion Upgrade

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  • jenskar2 Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to MrStinkeye)

    Thank you -- that even works far ahead, ie. I just typed in a quick event as phones sunday the 29th and it got that right -- now we'll see how it handles the next month another time!

    and yes, if you schedule things for late in the day, you do end up ending the next day which, once you get the time right you have to reset the day and needless to say, what a PAIN that is -- I am so with yu pipkin

  • MrTom81 Calculating status...
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    Jun 1, 2012 4:38 AM (in response to Tocanostra)

    I'll add my vote. It's really annoying, and shocking that it isn't simply a Preferences option. I put lots of events in the evening and it defaults to finishing the following day. Stupid.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 6:05 AM (in response to B.Y. Low)

    The familiar Users/library/ is gone too.

    To make the User Library permanently visible again, launch the Terminal (from Applications/Utilities) and enter:

     

         chflags nohidden ~/Library

     

    to hide it again:

     

        chflags nohidden ~/Library

     

     

    Regards

    Léonie


    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.4 GHz I.Core i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB
  • mrc3 Calculating status...
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    Jun 1, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to léonie)

    Applications/Utilities) and enter:

     

         chflags nohidden ~/Library

     

    to hide it again:

     

        chflags no hidden ~/Library 

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to mrc3)

  • mrc3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to macdai)

    I'm liking fantastical too.  It works the way iCal should.

  • druidb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to Tocanostra)

    You can specify the duration for events. For example:

     

    "Call John between 10:00am and 10:15am today"

     

    This sets the duration of the event for 15 minutes.

  • Wombert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to pipkin0101)

    I'm late to the game, but the problem you're seeing where you can't tab to the checkbox is a system wide setting. Go to System Prefs, Keyboard, Shortcuts and select "All Controls" at the bottom. After that, you can also tab between buttons, and the unsafe choice (e.g. don't save a file) can usually be picked by hitting the space bar (which triggers the button with the blue outline).

  • Richard Szabo Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to Tocanostra)

    Please let Apple know about this by using the Apple Feedback form.

     

    If everyone who posted on here did that, we'd make some progress.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

  • boffenheim Calculating status...

    I just spent an hour trying to figure out a way to fix this.  I didn't find a fix, but I did find a not so annoying way to get around it.  When you double click on the Month view to add a new event, you can enter the time of the event in the event name.  This will remove the all-day preselect and set the time(s) when the dialog opens. e.g. "My event 9am" or even "My event 9am-10am".

  • dmare Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to boffenheim)

    My system is set to 24-hour time.  Entering something at 7:15 creates an event at 19:15.  Any way around this?  I keep on forgetting to type am, since I don't actually ever use 12-hour time.

  • mrc3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to dmare)

    I just couldn't belive this, so I checked for myself. 


    I even checked with 7:15, 07:15, 0715, etc.  It's not that you view time in 24 format.  I think this happens because you are entering a time beyond the current 12 hour time.  In other words, if it's 7:40 PM, and you set up an event on the following day for 8:10, it will default to AM.  But if you set up a job for 7:30, it will default to PM.


    That's just plain nuts.  I really hate iCal (and the brain-dead notifiactions) under Mt. Lion.  I expected a fix for some of the lingering shortcomings of iCal.  But it got lots worse.  I'm very disappointed.  My alerts (which I got really used to even if I couldn't set the delay time to my preference) are useless.  I can only sleep or cancel the thing now.  At work, even MS Outlook let's me set a custom snooze time!

  • DowntownTim WPB Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to Joe Quint)

    Joe, you are the King. This is the answer to our question. It works. So easy, just cut and paste into Terminal.

  • mrcharmy Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to Jeffrey Souza)

    I'm trying to do it Apple's way - but when you click the '+' sign you must also type in the time and the DATE. That's just way too much to type.

     

    How Apple thought this would be more efficient is beyond me.  A big FAIL.

     

    Hoping for a bug fix in next update - but naturally - asking for it falls on deaf Apple ears.

  • grtgrfx Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to Tocanostra)

    It's obvious that this issue is related entirely to how iCal on the iPhone works with input from Siri, since stating the event, date and time in a sentence is exactly how you'd add a calendar event using the AI. Of course what's great for a phone is terrible on the desktop. We don't type the way we talk.

     

    No one mentioned something else, and we shouldn't have to do it, but I bought a third-party app, Today from Second Gear Software, that lets you set any defaults for times you wish, and posts them to iCloud or iCal on your mac as soon as you finish. It's floating on the desktop if desired, or you can update via the menu bar icon. I'd recommend it unless you use Exchange servers for your appointments (Today doesn't seem to work well with subscribed Exchange calendars).

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