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How can I make new iCal events default to 1 hour long?

930 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2012 2:21 PM by Jalpuna RSS
Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Aug 5, 2011 8:53 PM

Please help me love my iCal again.  How can I set it up so that the default for a new event is an hour long instead of EIGHT?!?  Why on earth does iCal think a new event should be eight hours long?  It's especially annoying at night.  Add a new event at 9PM and iCal sets an end for 5AM and rolls it into the next day, which means I have to change the end time and change the end date every time I add a new event.

 

Seriously, who designed this thing?  Here's a perfect example of bad design (which, coming from Apple is shocking!): In the menu, click New Event.  Does iCal create a new event?  No.  It draws a box arrow pointing to the big plus sign.  Are we sure Microsoft didn't design this thing?

 

I'm a diehard Mac Guy for over 17 years.  But I must say, I'm disappointed with some aspects of Lion.  Yikes.  (sorry...  I needed to vent!)

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7), I heart my Apogee Duet.
  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,290 points)

    There's something wrong with your iCal that I don't know how to fix because my New Events are always 1 hour long:

    Screen Shot 2011-08-06 at 11.23.54.png

     

    The bad design you refer to is this?

    Screen Shot 2011-08-06 at 11.23.20.png

    That is just allowing you to enter in plan English like 'Supper on Sunday at 6pm' which translates into the new event posted above.

     

    Regards,

    Colin R.

  • guff.se Calculating status...

    No answer to this still?

    This is really annoying, to have to shorten _every_freaking_event_ to 1 hour after i create them.

  • guff.se Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are you sure it is like this for every Lion user?

    It is not just a bug for a few people?

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