When the pop-up shows my calendars, I can click on the one I want, but when I enter a new event it always reverts to the default calendar. I believe this is a glitch that is easily fixed.
I also miss the mini month in the weekly view. It does show in the daily view.
I also agree that the pop-up covering the calendar is annoying. I miss the sidebar.
I completely agree. Please please bring back the side bar. I used it every day and the mini calendar was key to my use of iCal. It was a great way of quickly navigating months while leaving the week view selected.
Hard to believe they'd remove it once and get a lot of flack.. and then remove it again. I hope they listen and add it back in soon.. seems odd they'd actually remove functionality when it was already in and working well.
HUGE flaw!!! We have 50 (FIFTY) separate calendars to juggle and it's impossible to figure out which one we're using without the sidebar/key. With old iCal, used to be able to click on a calendar & it would highlight the calendar on the sidebar. Now, when I click a calendar, the sidebar disappears. ???
Please return the sidebar.
I can't mark jakehilton's post as helpful but if you want Apple to fix the problem, what he suggests is critical: feedback to Apple!
The losses of functionality are, by some definitions: bugs. By some definitions: regressions.
It pains me to say this, after so many years of appreciating design by Apple, but I suspect that the heels of Apple are currently dug too deeply into new ground for Apple to react reasonably to reasonable complaints in this area. That said, please do not hesitate to send feedback to Apple.
Alongside feedback to Apple: let's fish for a third party solution, a solution that will surgically restore — to iCal — the limb that Apple has severed. I should visit the Mac OS X Technologies area to discover whether the APIs provided by Apple will allow such things.
A related post in Ask Different, focused solely on the list of calendars:
A related post in Apple Support Communities:
First of all, thanks for creating this thread, Graham.
I am hopeful that enough people will post in here to gain Apple's attention. I am also aware that you're probably right in saying that they may take longer than usual in addressing this specific issue as more issues and kinks come to light within OS 10.7. I may be wrong but I think that the more feedback they receive on this specific issue, the less time it will take for them to fix the problem.
It took me about three minutes to send Apple my feelings on the new iCal UI.
I can't stress enough how important it is that all of you do the same.
Send your feedback to Apple here:
Possibly some good news?
Thanks for the link, juliok.
Unfortunately, (and I'm sure you noticed this too) what we are looking at in these two videos is the web interface for the forthcoming iCloud service. See also apple.com's iCloud preview.
Let's hope that this is an indication that they plan to reinstate this feature on the application side.
First and foremost, if we wish Apple to fix the problem:
- iCal product feedback to Apple.
Parallel to that feedback:
- seek a third party solution to add a sidebar to iCal — that's this topic.
A related question in Super User, asked today:
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I want this side view back. iCal is cumbersome if I can't work with my week view, but also see 2-3 months of calendar as well. PLEASE bring back the side view.
For those that want a solution, this works well - http://www.busymac.com/