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Calendar preferences pane has disappeared

1335 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2012 3:48 PM by TheWave03 RSS
trevorbsmith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 20, 2012 9:13 PM

Seriously. It's gone.

 

I had a Calendar crash in Mountain Lion. After I restarted it, I hit Command-, and the Preferences pane did not appear.

 

I clicked the menu item Calendar->Preferences... and again, nothing. No error, just nothing.

 

I assumed that the window must be opening somewhere but be invisible or off screen. I used expose (or whatever it's called these days) to show all windows. The Preferences pane for Calendar is NOT visible anywhere on any desktop.

 

I opened numerous other programs and opened all their Preferences panes, exactly as you would expect. They all appeared immediately. They are all visible, overlapping their application windows when I use Mission Control, just like they should be.

 

I rebooted.

 

EXACTLY the same behaviour persists. ONLY Calendar has this problem.

 

I logged in as another user and opened Calendar. From there, Command-, or Calendar->Preferences... display the Preferences pane.

 

I logged back in with my main user account. Preferences for Calendar is still invisible and unreachable. All other applications continue to display preferences as they should.

 

Now THAT is a weird bug.

 

Suggestions for how to force Calendar to reset somehow?

Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 10:35 PM (in response to trevorbsmith)

    Trevor,

     

    Try removing the com.apple.iCal.plist file from your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder. To find that Library folder, use Finder>Go Menu>Depress the "Option" key>Library. Drag the .plist file to your desktop, and log out/in or restart.

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Aug 21, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to trevorbsmith)

    Trevor,

    Surely there must be some way to just wipe an application completely and start fresh SHORT of reinstalling the OS -- even one of Apple's apps. No?

    In your first post of this thread you said, "I logged in as another user and opened Calendar. From there, Command-, or Calendar->Preferences... display the Preferences pane." That indicates to me that it is not a system wide problem, or an application specific problem which therefore eliminates reinstallation as a possible fix.

     

    I suspect cache corruption may be the culprit. My recommendation would be to try a "Safe Boot."

     

    You may also want to check System Preferences...>Keyboard Shortcuts for any unwanted changes.

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 7:46 AM (in response to trevorbsmith)

    Trevor,

     

    In your first post you indicated you were using 10.7.3, I recommend downloading and installing the OS X Lion Update 10.7.4 (Client Combo).

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  • Matt_Richards Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to trevorbsmith)

    Hi guys,

     

    I am have EXACTLY the same issue, but I tried all these steps and even re-installed Mountain Lion, but my Preferences pane WON'T open in Calendar.....what is left for me to do?

     

    Please anyone with some advice. Btw, when I go to Library -> PreferencePanes, the folder is entirely empty... I don't know if this is supposed to be like this or not, but just mentioning it in any case.

     

    Please help me!!!

     

    Matt

  • TheWave03 Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to trevorbsmith)

    Trevor

    I had the same issue and it was driving me crazy.  I read your posts after months of trying to remove a calendar trying to access my work Exchange and it disabled Calendar preferences.  Once I tried your solution, everything was solved.  Good work mate!

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