7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2007 1:24 PM by Mark Oehlschlager
Cal Bouton Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
I don't recall making any changes to iCal but for some reason my email reminders and pop up reminders suddenly stopped working. Any suggestions on what steps I could take without having to input all the reminders again?

PowerMac G5 1.6Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • 1. Re: Reminders not working
    John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
    Hi Cal,

    Do the reminders appear if iCal is open?

    In iCal's Preferences>Advanced is the check box 'Turn off alarms when iCal is not open' checked? Open System Preferences> Accounts> Login Items. Is iCalAlarmScheduler in the login items? This application launces the alarms when iCal is not open.

    It's possible this background application is not launching properly. Try removing it from your login items (highlight it and click on the minus button). Then toggle the preference in iCal to re-enter the application to your login items.

    I hope this helps.

    John M
  • 2. Re: Reminders not working
    Cal Bouton Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    Do the reminders appear if iCal is open?

    In iCal's Preferences>Advanced is the check box 'Turn off alarms when iCal is not open' checked?


    No, my alarm still doesn't appear, and preference is set accordingly.

    Open System Preferences> Accounts> Login Items. Is iCalAlarmScheduler in the login items?

    That iCalAlarmScheduler is in my Login Items.

    It's possible this background application is not launching properly. Try removing it from your login items (highlight it and click on the minus button). Then toggle the preference in iCal to re-enter the application to your login items.

    Removed iCalAlarmScheduler from the login item, quit System Pref and then went back to iCal to toggle the reminder preference, did a test and this worked! Thanks a bunch.

    Cal
  • 3. Re: Reminders not working
    John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
    Hi Cal,

    I'm glad my answer solved your problem.

    John M
  • 4. Re: Reminders not working
    lambu1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I removed iCalAlarmScheduler from my login items and i do not know how to add it . please help .

    thanks
  • 5. Re: Reminders not working
    John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
    Hi lambu1,

    In iCal's Preferences>Advanced there is a check box labelled 'Turn off alarms when iCal is not open'. Click this on and off and if all is well, iCalAlarmScheduler will appear in your login items again.

    John M
  • 6. Re: Reminders not working
    GregyDob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi John,

    I have the same issue. I did all procedure (even loged out) but it doesn't help. The alarms don't work even when iCal is ON.

    Thanks for any advice

    Greg

    Mac mini PowerPC G4   Mac OS X (10.3.9)  
  • 7. Re: Reminders not working
    Mark Oehlschlager Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I am experiencing trouble with iCal: My alarms are no longer working.

    Here's what I've tried:

    (1) I've tried deleting iCal prefences and then regenerating them by relaunching iCal. That has not helped.

    (2) I've tried removing the iCalAlarmScheduler from my Startup Items list, and then re-adding it using the iCal Preferences toggle item. That has not helped.

    Here's some potentially relevant information:

    (1) I'm running OS 10.3.9.

    (2) My Startup Items list includes Stickies; iTunesHelper; and iCalAlarmScheduler.

    (3) The iCal preferences that show up in my User>Library>Preferences folder are com.apple.iCal.plist; and com.apple.iCal.sources.plist.

    What am I missing? Must I reinstall iCal? Can I reinstall iCal?

    Thank you for any assistance whatsoever.

    Mark