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10.5: Override iCal 'scroll by day' setting in 10.5.3 Apps
The 10.5.3 update adds a new preference (on the General tab) in iCal for scrolling the week view by Days or by Weeks. If you set this preference to Days, and then press the Option key when scrolling, you'll scroll by week instead.

[robg adds: This was one of the first things I tested in 10.5.3 when I found the new preference, but I couldn't make it work, as I didn't actually change the setting in preferences. It seems (on two machines here, at least) that this shortcut only works in one direction: you must have the preference set to scroll by days, and the Option key then overrides that setting to scroll by weeks. If you have the preference set to scroll by weeks, however, the Option key doesn't then force scrolling by days.]
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Anyone found any other new features/fixes in iCal?
Authored by: jiclark on May 29, '08 08:26:58AM

There are so many things they need to fix... I haven't had time to check it out, but I sure hope they've fixed a few!



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10.5: Override iCal 'scroll by day' setting in 10.5.3
Authored by: rmcmahan on May 29, '08 10:05:16AM

This does not work for me with the Option key. However, it does work as described using the Shift key. What's up with that?



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10.5: Override iCal 'scroll by day' setting in 10.5.3
Authored by: ClassicUser on May 29, '08 08:25:16PM

That's odd: I can't get shift to have any effect on the behavior at all. Are you sure you didn't remap these keys, by chance?

Note that the modifiers only work when changing views via the top-of-the-window arrow buttons, not via the keyboard shortcuts. Meaning: Inexplicably, you cannot add "Option" to the "next" action shortcut (Cmd-right) and have it change the behavior (attempts are merely met with an error beep). <sigh...>



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10.5: Override iCal 'scroll by day' setting in 10.5.3
Authored by: dancingbrook on May 30, '08 06:10:23AM

Seems like the reverse should work, but no.

eg: set the preference to Weeks, and then press the Option key when scrolling, you'll scroll by Day instead.



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