Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 6:21 PM (in response to Richard Gilpin)
It is not supposed to operate that way, and mine doesn't. It creates a new event on the date I choose.
Have you quit Calendar and re-opened? Log out and back in?
If nothing there, try logging into another account and see if it works correctly. That will help determine if the problem is system-wide or if it is something isolated in your account.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 8:30 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
Yes, I shut down that computer at night and turn it back on in the morning.
I write this post on a different computer. The iCal here is a copy of what I have on the main, daytime computer. But iCal here appears to be stuck. It brings up the following dialog box and sits there with the humming thermometer interminably. It stayed in this "moving" procedure for an hour before tonight's firmware update came in. And now iCal has stayed in this "moving" for another half hour since installation of the firmware update. The only way I can get iCal to quit is with a force-quit.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Now I am on the daytime computer, and now I return to my original question: How do I get iCal to establsh a new event on the desired date on the calendar?
I find a discrepency between the instructions and the actual operation of the program. ICal's Help Center has these instructions:
1. Click Add (+).Events are added to your default calendar. (Events added by other apps are also added to your default calendar.)
Add the event to a different calendar: Click and hold Add (+), then choose a calendar. Change your default calendar: Choose Calendar > Preferences, click General, then choose a calendar from the Default Calendar menu.If you choose “Selected calendar,” the calendar highlighted in the Calendar list is the default calendar.
But that is not what I see. When I choose "New Event" or click on the "+" button, I get a small dialog box entitled "Create Quick Event." This dialog box does not permit any editing of the date and time of the new event. I have to press "Return." Then I have to find today's date on the calendar, open up the new event that iCal created for today, and edit the data in that new dialog box for the correct date and time. Only then does iCal move the new event to the correct date.
It would be much easier if iCal operated in the old, pre-Mavericks manner and allowed me to add new events to the date on the calendars where I want the new events to appear.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2013 4:15 PM (in response to Richard Gilpin)
OK. I get it. Follow the instructions. Type the event, the date, AND the time into "Create Quick Event," and iCal establishes the event on the proper day. For me, that is less convenient than moving the calendar ahead a month or two, but others have told me that the new way of data entry is much faster for people who have to plan years in advance.