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Create a quick Stickies calendar Apps
Here's a tip if you like using the Mac OS X Stickies app. Open the Terminal, type cal and hit return. This will display a text calendar like this:
     June 2004
 S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
       1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Copy and paste that text into a blank Sticky, then change the text to a fixed-width font such as Monaco or Courier, and make any other color or size adjustments as you'd prefer. You'll wind up with something like this.

[robg adds: Yes, it's a simple hint, but I know some of you rely on stickies, and this is a simple way to put the current month's calendar in view.]
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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: feraudet on Jun 10, '04 11:23:33AM

Just a little add, try : cal -y



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: dysenteryjerry on Jun 10, '04 02:18:55PM

try adding -y 2005 after cal



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: beerguy on Jun 10, '04 11:35:25AM

Even better, I use geek tools which puts the current calendar (and a few other things) right on my desktop.

http://images.hopdog.com/screen.jpg



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GeekTool
Authored by: mr_rangr on Jun 10, '04 11:53:31AM

You can find GeekTool 2.1 at:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17621



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jun 10, '04 12:01:10PM

I use Menu Calendar. Puts an icon in your menu bar that drops down a calendar. Even has iCal support. It's free too!

<http://www.objectpark.net/mc.html>



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: dogboy on Jun 10, '04 02:38:23PM

Hey, nice desktop picture. Can I have it?



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: solinvictus on Jun 10, '04 01:44:31PM

Don't forget pbcopy and pbpaste for copying and pasting to and from the clipboard from the CLI.

man pbcopy

...for more info. So, with a command like:

cal | pbcopy

..you can easily get a current calendar on the clipboard for pasting anywhere.

pbcopy and pbpaste are invaluable.

SolInvictus

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Lex Talionis



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: mmmmark on Jun 10, '04 01:49:08PM

WClock at <http://www.wolfware.com/software.html> is also a nice option that adds the date to the menu bar and also includes a calendar much like the other one mentioned in this thread. Also free.



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OMG! That's the best hint ever!
Authored by: ktohg on Jun 15, '04 12:01:17AM

I can not belive how cool that is! pbcopy and pbpaste I've been needing that for the longest time! Thank you so much!



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: ua on Jun 10, '04 02:59:32PM
Konfabulator offers at least two beautiful calendar widgets, one large, the other small. See screenshots of Konfabulator in action with other assorted widgets (sorry, I don't see any calendars there) at Konfabulator's screenshots page.

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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: mwalworth on Jun 10, '04 03:05:34PM

You can also streamline this even a bit more.

Type the following line into a sticky:

do shell script "cal"

Select the entire line and set your mono-spaced font.
Then (with the line still selected) type cmd-shift-*

This should replace the line with the result of the execution of the line as an AppleScript which happens to be the calendar. You will have a couple of stray double quotes to clean up if you want.

.m.



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: luhmann on Jun 10, '04 03:34:21PM

This site has some useful calendar tools online:

http://www.timeanddate.com/



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Create a quick Stickies calendar
Authored by: victory on Jun 10, '04 04:09:45PM
...or in the fine tradition of "There's more than one way to do it", instead of the copy-and-paste step in the original tip, use 'Make New Sticky Note' (Shift-Cmd-Y) from Terminal's 'Services' menu -- it at least saves one from manually having to launch Stickies beforehand. (Of course, anyone who uses them a lot probably has the app already running...)

NOTE:If the Classic version of Stickies launches the first time you try this, abort/shutdown Classic and manually launch the OSX-native Stickies instead. On subsequent usage the 'Make New Sticky Note' service should find the correct app.

Heard this as a slightly related hint on YML last week from Schoun Reagan.

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