4 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2012 12:51 AM by Flimofly
Graham Perrin Level 2 (255 points)

For consistency with previous released versions of iCal: I think the default should be last selected calendar.

 

iCal 5.0 (1535) in Mac OS X 10.7 (Build 11A511) seems to avoid that default, iCal seems to make a guess — often a wrong guess — and so begins the confusion.

 

The option that people seek is too easily overlooked, because it's at the foot of a sometimes long menu. For a considerable number of users, probably hidden when the menu first appears.

 

If concerned, please state whether you agree with these three points:

 

  1. the menu item last selected calendar should be first, at the head, at the top of the menu
  2. for a new user of Lion, the default calendar should be last selected calendar
  3. for an existing user upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, the default calendar should be last selected calendar.

 

Thank you


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  • Graham Perrin Level 2 (255 points)

    2011-07-25 07.19.07 screenshot.png

     

    Rationale

     

    The foot of a long list, sometimes hidden, is not the sanest position for a menu option that overrides all other menu options.

     

    For an option that overriding:

     

    • better to present it over and above — at the head, at the top.
  • Graham Perrin Level 2 (255 points)

    If the screenshot above appears broken in Apple Suport Communities, you can view the original in the gallery at

    http://www.wuala.com/grahamperrin/public/2011/07/25/c/?mode=gallery

  • Messed Head Level 1 (0 points)

    This is absolutely brilliant and I think it should become the default option selected when starting the application for the first time and should be at the top.

     

    I was dumbfounded when after selecting a calendar in the drop down list before entering an event, it would change back to another, even when that calendar was turned off.

     

    Took me a while to work out what was going on.

     

    Not sure why it's not an update to this build rather than waiting for something to come around the Mountain.

  • Flimofly Level 1 (0 points)

    I completely agree.

     

    I always thought that dragging a calendar to the top of the list made it the default calendar but this didn't seem to work for my Exchange calendar. It's telling that I had overlooked this setting in the preferences panel, though I thought I had looked everywhere.