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Set snooze duration for Mountain Lion notifications

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  • Bill Fant1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

      10.8.2 & 4 months after Mountain Lion release and STILL NO SNOOZE FIX!

     

    Whatever cool new features Mountain Lion introduced have been overshadowed by this one feature change. Like many others, I have relied on OS X and iOS alerts and the ability to set snooze times. Now, my workflow is interuppted every 15 minutes until I finally just give in and close the alert. This, of course, leads to the likelyhood of me missing a business meeting, a conference call, a bill payment, etc.

     

    I've provided feedback regarding this issue a few times now via the Mac OS X form, but still haven't heard anything from Apple. PLEASE give some sort of indication when/if the ability to set snooze times will return to OS X!

     

    If you haven't already, please take the time to give your feedback:

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

  • PeterBas Calculating status...

    I just upgraded and thought it was me as I couldn't believe it. It shows the Apple QA is weak as on the iPhone 4 you can select what you want under the term 'Second Alert'. Therefore, it is not the case of being backward compliant. They should simply use the term 'Snoose' and select Snoose Time to make the suite compatible. After all, they are synching these devices and someone must be testing that all the time.

  • Gary K. Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to PeterBas)

    I just upgraded as well and when I clicked on the Reminders icon in the upper right of the menu bar, the result looked promising. However, disappointment at the lack of configurability soon followed. Having a good looking but useless feature is worse than having nothing at all. I continue to use Entourage for my To Do needs with its extensive and useful snooze options among other features. It is a little long in the tooth but works very reliably and is the only Microsoft application I continue to use. There is a promising iOS app called NotifyMe that also has a Mac companion app. It is promising but still falls short of Entourage for my needs. However, Reminders and the whole Apple Notification system is worthless in every way and I have closed it out on my Mac.

  • Salda Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to Gary K.)

    I too still use Entourage for e-mail, project management and some recurring calendar reminders. The only problem with it is no iCloud integration! If MS would integrate iCloud into Outlook, I would be more than happy to plop down the $$$ and upgrade Office. How in the world can the two largest software companies in the world not come up with a solution that works on all fronts?

     

    Oh, and who were the beta testers for ML that didn't catch this whole snafu? Or was it that Apple just ignored their feedback?

  • Salda Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    I've submitted feedback and also sent an email to Tim Cook

     

    "Mr. Cook, I just upgraded my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and I love the iOS integration with my devices. However, I am confused as to why the ability to set the duration of the snooze on a reminder popup was removed from the desktop. Might this feature be reinstated in a later update?

     

    Thank you for your consideration,"

     

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  • collynfromnashville Calculating status...

    I have been really frustrated by the snooze duration being removed as well. As it stands, I will have to abandon this calendar for Google or my Office suite because that was a VERY important feature for me.  I can't handle every 15 minutes for an item I would have normally set to remind me again in a week, or even a day. If I remove the notifications, then I'd miss the things I have come to depend on calendar to remind me about....maddening!!!! PLEASE APPLE FIX THIS!

  • e-bear Calculating status...

    I've actually gotten used to how Mountain Lion works to some extent although I will not rescind my request for Apple to restore the Snooze Duration option.

     

    All you have to do is click the alert banner once. It will take you to Reminders and actually open up the specific Reminder you clicked on. Then, with a couple of clicks you can change the "Remind Me On" option.

     

    This is not as elegant or as quick as Snooze Durations but it gets the job done. So if you're one of those folks who just has to keep hitting the "Snooze" button, this option will probably not work for you but if you have a pretty good idea of when you want to be reminded, you might just get used to it.

  • Bill Fant1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 8:01 AM (in response to e-bear)

    e-bear wrote:

     

    I've actually gotten used to how Mountain Lion works to some extent although I will not rescind my request for Apple to restore the Snooze Duration option.

     

    All you have to do is click the alert banner once. It will take you to Reminders and actually open up the specific Reminder you clicked on. Then, with a couple of clicks you can change the "Remind Me On" option.

     

    This is not as elegant or as quick as Snooze Durations but it gets the job done. So if you're one of those folks who just has to keep hitting the "Snooze" button, this option will probably not work for you but if you have a pretty good idea of when you want to be reminded, you might just get used to it.

     

    Good tip. Still a lot more work than it should be, but better than hitting snooze over and over until they address the issue. Thanks.

  • collynfromnashville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! I agree that's better than the alternative.

  • RandyChev Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    collynfromnashville wrote:

     

    Thanks! I agree that's better than the alternative.

    I truly don't mean to be contentious but there are more alternatives than just cursing the Calendar program so I'm not convinced that jumping through more Apple hoops IS better than AN alternative. I haven't researched those alternatives but I won't just succumb to this convoluted new method of "snoozing" without doing so.

     

    So... Yes, It's nice to know that I can add a new alert to an existing event by opening it the way e-bear points out, and thanks, e-bear for doing so. No, I'm not willing to accept that as part of my normal work flow for very long. There has to be a better alternative. (This method is a kin to having an old style alarm clock with a setting which one must wake up and reset to 10 minutes later to snooze another 10 minutes. Doable but absolutely not a desired method.)

     

    PS. I also sent an email to Tim Cook. Not sure who reads those if anyone at all but I'm looking for as many communication options as possible.

  • Aprilstern Calculating status...

    Thanks, Jeremy.  I've just submitted my feedback.  I can't possibly live without the snooze options, she says dramatically! Thanks for the link. 

  • ubernaut Calculating status...

    yet another reason Lion > ML this and no RSS = me no upgrade. guess i'm gonna loose my imessages in 4 days :/

  • jh7468 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, this is obviously an issue that shouldn't be an issue. One of the most (if not the most) useful feature in an app has been inexplicably removed, making the app almost useless, or at least more work than it should be. We have all vented and sent emails to Apple, and while that makes us feel better, it is unlikely to have any effect. So, before we all remove iCal from our Applications folder and into the Trash, I would like to see some alternatives to iCal discussed on this board. Google Calendar? Fantastical? BusyCal? Any good alternatives that are free?

     

    (Will they blame this on Scott F.?)

  • facacajr Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to jh7468)

    The application we are talking about is Calendar, not iCal. iCal is apparently gone, but Apple hasn't told everyone. If you go to give feed back to Apple

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

    The form for iCal goes up to version 4. I have Calendar version 6. Doesn't look like they are paying a lot of attention to it.

  • facacajr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to estibot)

    Note that the feedback form only goes up to iCal version 4. I have Calendar version 6.

     

    They don't seem to be paying much attention.

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