Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to Livebox)
I can't find it either. Interestingly, none of the current Calendar screenshots on the Mavericks pages show it either.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 9:01 AM (in response to Livebox)
I would also like to know what happened to this feature! The option to set time as busy / free is still availalbe on the iOS Calendar app so why is it missing from the Mac version?
I read in another post that all day events created on the Mac have the 'Show As' set to Free and all other events are set to Busy and I have confirmed this through my testing.
There are still many instances where I need to indicate a block of time but still want to show my time as being free. I'm going to submit a bug report for this and see what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to Livebox)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to Bryan Schramm)
Therein lies the problem. In Mavericks, I do not see the "show as" field, where in Mountain Lion I did.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to Bryan Schramm)
Did you have to do anything to cause that to happen, Bryan, or was it still just there by default after you moved to Mavericks?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to Livebox)
For me it happened with the Maverick update. The disponibility option does not appear with an iCloud calendar but it works with Gmail account calendar ! Unbelievable...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 4:03 PM (in response to Livebox)
This works on my calendars connected to Microsoft Exchange and Kerio Connect. I've not tried it on any other solution.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to Bryan Schramm)
Thanks for the feedback, Bryan and Laurent.
Bearing in mind that I'm using a straightforward Mac to iPhone sync it's curious that it seems to show for the third-party set-ups and not the 100% Apple-shaped ones!
I've just run a little experiment:
1) opened a Mac Calendar event with a known 'show as: Busy' in TextEdit. The TRANSP field was correctly showing as OPAQUE.
2) refreshed iPhone Calendar and then changed the event to 'show as: Free'.
3) refreshed Mac Calendar and opened the event in TextEdit. The TRANSP field had correctly updated to TRANSPARENT.
This confirms to me that the information is there and properly recorded but, for whatever reason, the field is simply not showing in Calendar under Mac OS X 10.9 for me at this time.
Mavericks has a few annoyances that are nudging me to consider a move back to Mountain Lion.
I had already left feedback for Apple but I will also now file a bug report on the Developer's pages.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to Livebox)
Afternoon. I never had this issue in 10.6, and I skipped 10.7 which might have had it. I'm on 10.8 now and I have the issue. So I wouldn't condemn 10.9 just yet. I might also delay downgrading from 9 to 8. In my estimation, Apple will soon give Calendar the attention it deserves.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2014 1:36 AM (in response to Livebox)
I found a work around if you are synching Calendar and exchange...
When you create a new appointment/item in your Calendar, if you associated it with your "exchange" calendar (it should change colour to indicate it is "owned" by exchange), you are then provided the option to show as "busy" or "free" when you click into the scheduling details.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2014 9:50 AM (in response to Livebox)
Just to chime in here -- the free/busy option shows up for me when I'm working on my MBP (10.9.2) and creating a new event through Mail (7.2) using "data dectors." The trouble is that when I go to Calenar and review or edit that same event, the option doesn't appear. But when I'm working with Calendar on my iPad (iOS 7.1), I do have the option to "Show As" free/busy when I create new events or edit events created on either my MBP or iPad.
It's really frustrating to have the option in some contexts and not in others!