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Accepting Invitations in iCal

1662 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 11:31 AM by bajoro RSS
Melinda Lyons Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Feb 24, 2011 2:24 PM
I am using iCal and that seems to be my default calendar program. I have an old version of entourage still on my computer, but I haven't used it in over a year. My problem is that when I click on a link sent to me in iMail for an iCal invitation, my Entourage is launched, and the event is put in Entourage. How do I go about making my invitations go straight to iCal (the link actually says "iCal invitation!)? I've looked in iCal and don't see an option to set the default calendar (ie, the one that receives invites).
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • nagol009 Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2011 12:00 AM (in response to Melinda Lyons)
    Ok its the invite you need to deal with when u next get an invite dont open click n it once then apple I to bring up info the select open with choose ical as is probably set as ent note u can take change all so that all future invites use ical to open
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • nagol009 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 28, 2011 7:58 PM (in response to Melinda Lyons)
    Ok then just hi light just dont open if it open s close then it will be hilighted then apple key and i then follow above instructions to change the application used to open file type in this case being .ics

    Same as you would on a jpeg to use which every programme to open or a word doc execl file so that your comp is aware that ics needs to open ical
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • bajoro Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to Melinda Lyons)

    Melinda, I was having the same problem. I found that I could drag the invitation from my Mail message into the iCal icon (which is in my Dock).


    - iCal then shows a notification alert (a red circle with a number in it on the iCal icon)


    - Then I went to the View menu and clicked "Show Notificiations"


    - Then I was offered a chance to "Accept" or "Decline". I chose "Accept" and the event showed up in iCal.


    Maybe there's a simpler, faster way to do it. But this worked for me.


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