8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2011 3:29 PM by BassoII
howwow Level 4 Level 4

Hello all,


Since moving to Lion, one of the apps I find useful in fullscreen mode is iCal, so I set it to:

  • Launch at Startup (and hide) the app
  • In fullscreen mode


So whenever I need to refer to my iCal, I just swipe using my mouse (gestures) to reveal iCal.


This is "not really biggy", but I notice a few times when I switch to iCal, it tends to "freeze" and non-responsive.  Just just now, I tried to search something and tried to type something in the search field, no response, no cursor, have to quit and launch again.


The other time I think I was trying to create a new cal event or modify one, same issue.


Anyone has the same issue/problem?



iMac 27", Mac OS X (10.7), iPhone 4 32Gb | iPad 2 64Gb 3G WiFi
  • Hey_Its_Carter Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here. Full screen iCal has been freezing when I switch to it. Any assistance anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. Running Lion 10.7.1

  • Chris Jensen1 Level 1 Level 1

    Almost the same issue here, just not full screen mode. I think the problem is related to hiding: I launch iCal, everything seems fine, I hide it, and when I try to unhide it later, it won't reappear. It's in the Dock, I can left-click it (no response); right click it and bring up a contextual menu; switch to it via Cmd+Tab, but nothing brings it back.


    If I right click and choose "show all windows", ther don't appear to be any to show!


    if I bring up the Force Quit Applications window, iCal is not on the list.


    If I quit and relaunch iCal, it seems to work OK, as I mentioned before. I just tried it again, then hid it and tried to unhide it - it worked the first time. Then I try it again, and iCal does its new "gray spinning and reloading shared calendars" routine, then stops responding as above.


    The new iCal does indeed seem to be very buggy!

  • WK604 Level 1 Level 1

    i have the same problem. Also with mail.  Tends to freeze in full screen mode.


    I am running latest update.


    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

  • areasas Level 1 Level 1

    I just upgraded from SnowLeopard and I have the same problem too. It freeze as it starts. I had just the opportunity to set three new appointments and then no response. And when I restart, it starts quickly but I cannot operate for more than 10 seconds. It freeze also if I immediately start the iCal Preferences.


    I hope for a quick update!



  • areasas Level 1 Level 1

    Dears all,


    I just checked that sometime it goes back to be responsive but I am not sure which is the trigger to have it working again.


    I just checked that, when it is freezed, in the Activity Monitor at pane "Port and Document open", the list is empty. So, I tried to catch it at the starting and I got the following list:





    /System/Library/Address Book Plug-Ins/LocalSource.sourcebundle/Contents/MacOS/LocalSource



    /System/Library/ColorSync/Profiles/sRGB Profile.icc


    /System/Library/Address Book Plug-Ins/DirectoryServices.sourcebundle/Contents/MacOS/DirectoryServices


    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.fram ework/Versions/A/Resources/Extras2.rsrc

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/SArtFile .bin

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ArtFile. bin


    /System/Library/Keyboard Layouts/AppleKeyboardLayouts.bundle/Contents/Resources/AppleKeyboardLayouts-L.d at

    /private/var/folders/rq/2whdkrnc8xl94h006s6kj31r0000gn/C/com.apple.LaunchService s-034501.csstore






    count=1, state=0x2

    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.fram ework/Versions/A/Resources/Extras2.rsrc


    /Users/admin/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.iCal.savedState/data.data

    /Users/admin/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache


    /Users/admin/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/AddressBook-v22.abcddb


    I hope it may be helpful.


    Best wishes,



  • Marsias Level 1 Level 1

    I experienced the same, on a first generation MacPro and a new iMac. E.g. trying to double click an event in full screen iCal does nothing after iCal was in the background for a while - I have to restart iCal to be able do anything again.

  • bman99 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem and someone responded with this which worked for me:


    * Go to your Finder "Go" menu hold the option key to choose ~/Library

    Go to Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist and move this file along with all other ical plist files there to your Desktop, then log out and back in or restart.

  • BassoII Level 1 Level 1

    Followed your instructions (what do I do with the plist files now on the desktop?).  I was impressed until the 5th keystroke, then back to slow responses.  Any additional help?