1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 3:00 PM by birdhombre
pedrofog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


Some OS X versions ago, when we searched for a recurring event in iCal, all occurrences were shown. If we sorted the list by date it was very simple to find the first event occurrence. Besides that, if we looked at the sorted list it was very easy to find occurrences between two dates.


Now it’s impossible to do that. I don’t know how to do it.

When I search for a recurring event only some occurrences are shown, apparently with no sense.

For instance, I have a recurring event from January 2012 to December 2012. If I search for it I get the occurrences of July 30, October 29 and some more.


Two questions:

1 - How to search for all occurrences of a recurring event?

2 – How to search for occurrences between two dates?


Any help?


Pedro F.

iCal, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: How to search for iCal recurring event occurrences?
    birdhombre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem. It appears that only the first instance and instances which have been modified individually show up in the search.


    As a musician, I may have a number of rehearsals for one gig spread across several months. Rather than scanning each month visually one by one, I'd rather search for "[x] rehearsal" to count the number of rehearsals. That's just one example.


    Now that I know iCal works this way, in the future I will take the time to add each event individually rather than taking the shortcut of using repeats... unless Apple decides to fix this or offer it as a preference. Honestly, I can't think of any situations where I *wouldn't* want all instances to show up in a search.