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  • amagnetta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is something I used on a daily basis as well. I really hope it is revised!! How can they take something so basic and helpful away!!! :-(

  • xxxJUxxx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Totally agree.  How can they omit something so simple and so useful.  iCal is almost useless now...  Every entry needs to be reviewed so that I am reminded when I need to be.  Although we love the Apple products we are not all clones!  And we are not so dumb!

  • dwb Level 7 Level 7 (21,760 points)

    This one has a work around. In preferences you can set a default alert time. It may not be exactly what you want but it doesn't have to be 2 hours. When you create your event you can create additional alerts and these allow you to specifically edit how many minutes, days, hours. Etc. You can then delete the original default reminder time.

  • Richard Baskett Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    This turns one click to lots and lots of clicks and knowing in advance how you're going to want/need to snooze. The one thing that came from this so far is that I am moving my true "reminders" to the reminders app, but that's mostly because Im at a loss of what to do with this problem. Im really close to buying a third party product, but hoping Apple puts something out soon to "fix" this. Even though my history with Apple tells me that even if we do see a "fix" it won't be until 10.9 and it'll be considered a "feature" at that point.

  • One13Truck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That workaround will work but we shouldn't have to do this for all new entries. It also means I now have to go through the months of entries I have in there already and adjust these to repeat. I don't want to waste time doing that when in the past I could just snooze then for a day or a week when they popped up. Until this is fixed I'm dumping iCal and hunting down a 3rd party app or online calendar that will do the job.

  • dwb Level 7 Level 7 (21,760 points)

    Whether this is fixed or not depends on whether it was something that Apple intended or if it is a bug that got missed during beta testing.

  • dwb Level 7 Level 7 (21,760 points)

    I'm saying it is optimal - I am saying it can be worked around for now. Looking at my future events, I don't see any that I have to edit. The alert time I specified in iCal when I created them is still in effect. I wonder why you have to edit yours - or do you?

  • Richard Baskett Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Yes they need to be edited. Sure the original alarm is in effect, but let's say my alarm is 2 days in advance, I do not want to snooze every 15-30 minutes until the time of the "event". So then I would need to edit the alarm add in a 2 day alarm, a 1 day alarm, a 2 hour alarm, a 1 hour alarm, a 30 minute alarm and then we're good to go. When before I would do a 2 day alarm. When the alert popped up I would snooze it for a day, then snooze it for 2 hours, then 1 hour, etc etc. One alarm and I can snooze it for however much time I want, now I need to create a large number of alarms just to duplicate the previous functionality.

  • dwb Level 7 Level 7 (21,760 points)

    I see - it isn't the alert that needs editing - it is adding extra alerts to get the alert-snooze functionality back.

  • Werner Goldbach Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    One third-party App that will do the trick is "BusyCal". I still have an old license and tried it this afternoon: Yes, it has the old-style event reminder popups with the ability to set snooze times up to the minute. But then again, you have to use BusyCal as your main calendar app, as it maintains its own events-database which synchronizes with iCal/Calendar only on BusyCal launch. And it is way not free! On the other hand, you could get rid of the leather too... 8-)

     

    But let's not advertise for another company in an Apple forum...

     

    Could someone write a litte background App that reads the iCal databases and brings back the old style popups again? You'd only have to disable Calendar events in Notifaction Center and all would be fine. Well, not optimal, but OK... 8-)

  • Werner Goldbach Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Or maybe, it would be possible to reinstall the "CalendarAgent.framework" form Mac OS Lion TM backup to get back the old style notifications and snooze times. But I highly doubt it. If I find the time I'll try it with another harddrive where it doesn't matter if everything breaks...

  • James Humberstone Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Actually there are two issues - yes, the snooze issue, but also having the default alerts applied to everything on upgrade to the new Calendars. I had things in there (classes I teach, for instance) which didn't need alerts... now I have alerts going off all day as they've been applied to every single thing.

     

    Some alerts were just one minute, for example to remind me to take the register. I still get that alert, but I get one 2 hours before (my default) and it has been very confusing because I'm snoozing it for 2 hours (every 15 mins) to make sure I don't miss it!

  • James Humberstone Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I can now confirm an addition related bug.

    If I create an event on my iPhone calendar, and put a reminder  at the time of the event, when it syncs to my MacBook Pro it adds the default two hour reminder which I definitely don't want. The original reminder exists, but this extra, unwanted one is added.

    I would argue the old behaviour, where the default reminder was only added to new events as you added them, was a behaviour that makes much more sense than applying it to everything synced with OSX.

  • polishedstaple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm adding my vote.....let's get this issue fixed.

  • One13Truck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't kow if it'll do any good but I submitted a request to them through the feedback. I figured it can't hurt to do so. Maybe if they get enough people doing that they'll work on something to return it to how it was. If they don't at least I made myself happy by trying.

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