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Create overlapping events in iCal's Day and Week views Apps
iCal is relatively unique among calendaring applications in that it leaves no margin next to events in Day or Week view to aid in the creation of overlapping events. In iCal, it seems at first glance that if you create an hour-long event and then want to create another that starts within that same hour, you need to:
  1. Create your event in another location.
  2. Move that event into its desired spot, overlapping the first event.
However, if you press Command and Option while clicking-and-dragging on an existing event, it will allow you to create a new event with the same start time. An additional hint, though documented, is that pressing just the Option key while dragging will duplicate the event, similarly to handling objects in desktop publishing apps.

[robg adds: I usually use Month view, so I hadn't noticed this particular feature of iCal. In testing this morning, though, I was also able to create overlapping events by simply selecting the first event, then hitting Command-N (File: New Event). The new event was then added with the same start time as the event I had selected. The Command-Option drag trick, though, lets you easily create an overlapping event with a different duration than the first...]
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