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setting events in iCal?

617 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2013 4:15 PM by Richard Gilpin RSS
Richard Gilpin Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
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Nov 5, 2013 6:11 PM

I am trying to use iCal in 10.9 in the same manner as I did in the previous operating systems.  ICal does not work the same way.  Either the new iteration of iCal has some hidden feature that I have not yet found, or it is indeed badly designed.


My problem is in adding a new event to a calendar.  As I have in the past, I go to the date on which I want to write a new event.  In the past operating systems, iCal would then open a window on that date.  That editing window would display the proper date.  All I would have to do is type in the identification of the event and choose the applicable times.   Then I would close the window, and the event appeared as I wanted in iCal.


Now, though, in 10.9, when I am at some future date on a calendar in iCal, I click on the date, and up springs the editing window.  This time the editing window opens on today's date.  For example, I clicked on December 3, because I wanted to add an event to December 3.   ICal took me back to today's date on the calendar.  When I go into the editing window, now not only do I have to type in the identification of the event and its time, I also have to type in the date.   And then when I close the window, iCal takes me back to the date on the calendar where I wanted to be in the first place.


It is a lot easier to start at the desired date and add the event there.  This new way of starting every single event at today's date is cumbersome and error-prone. 


Is iCal supposed to operate this way?  Or is there someway of getting iCal to add events directly to a date I select manually, as we always did in the past?

Mac mini (Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Nov 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.


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