1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 18, 2011 12:55 PM by redsteven1
Graham Perrin Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)

If you wish Apple or a third party developer to restore the sidebar to iCal in Lion, please see the first post in this conversation:

 

http://identi.ca/conversation/76804512#notice-79370593

 

If you wish to use iCal in Lion in a more advanced way — within the constraints imposed by Mac OS X 10.7 (Build 11A511) — please read on.

 

 

Experimenting with the Debug menu of iCal

 

First: quit iCal, then enable the Debug menu.

 

To enable the menu, you might use the Secrets preference pane. Or if you're happy using Terminal, run the following command:

 

defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu YES

 

Launch iCal. Note the Debug menu. Proceed with caution — I don't know whether all menu options are tested by, or intended for, everyday users of iCal.

 

 

Multiple windows, one of which shows mini months

 

http://content.wuala.com/contents/grahamperrin/public/2011/07/25/b/001.png?mode=list

 

Double-clicking anywhere within a mini-month (year view, minimal window, top right) does not open the required date in the separate larger window, so this is not a replacement for the mini month and other sidebar features that have been removed. But it's food for thought.

 

 

Accelerated use of iCal

 

Not dependent on the Debug menu, you may prefer to use keyboard shortcuts to work around the absence of the mini month.

 

keysresult
command-1day
command-2week
command-3month
command-4year

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