4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2012 3:43 PM by jdj74
odysseus Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)

I have my iCloud calendar set to be the default for new events created in iCal. However, when in Mail, if I use data detectors to add an event to iCal, the default calendar used is my Google calendar.

 

Can anyone explain why that is? The only thing I can think of is that Google Calendar is the first listed account in iCal, but it isn't clear how I would change that order.


MacBook Pro (mid-2010) core i5 2.4 GHz / 4GB / 500GB 7200rpm, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhone 4S 16GB unlocked (iOS 5.0.1)
  • 1. Re: why isn't the default calendar setting used for data detectors in Mail?
    John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)

    Hi odysseus,

     

    In iCal 5 you can drag the accounts in iCal's calendars list. Open the calendar list, click and hold on the word GOOGLE and drag it below the iCloud calendars. I can't test to see if this will change the behaviour you are seeing.

     

    The default calendar as far as Mail is concerned will probably be the first one in the list.  I agree with you that it would make sense to link it to the one set in iCal, I'm guessing this is a hangover from when iCal did not have this preference.

     

    Best wishes

    John M

  • 2. Re: why isn't the default calendar setting used for data detectors in Mail?
    odysseus Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)

    Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, it makes no difference; even with my iCloud calendar listed first, the default calendar chosen by Mail's data detectors is my Google calendar! I wonder why.

  • 3. Re: why isn't the default calendar setting used for data detectors in Mail?
    Joseph Kiniry Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I have successfully fixed this problem for myself by doing the following:

    1. Set my default calendar on my iOS devices (synced via iCloud),
    2. set my default calendar within iCal's preference settings,
    3. dragged my default calendar to the top of the list that pops up when pushing the "Calendars" button on the top-left of the main iCal UI, and, most importantly,
    4. by trigging an add to my calendars from a Mail message and pressing the "Edit" button, then choosing the target (default) calendar I am interested in.

     

    This final step seems to be the thing that "sticks" for Mail's support for iCal integration, as all future implicit calendar entry additions now target the newly selected calendar.

  • 4. Re: why isn't the default calendar setting used for data detectors in Mail?
    jdj74 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    I'm having the same problem but cannot reorder my (two) calendars. When I try to drag my iCould calendar ahead of my work calendar (a google apps account), it will not allow reordering.