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10.5: Edit multiple events at once in iCal Apps
In 10.5, the iCal user interface is quite limiting. For instance, you can edit only a single event at a time. But there is something of a workaround to that problem: open multiple iCal windows at a time. Here's how. Quit iCal, then paste the following line into Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 1
Now launch iCal and select Debug » New Calendar Window, or just press Command-L. You can now edit an event in one window, and another event in the other window. iCal keeps the windows in sync, so that a change in one appears in the other.

[robg adds: The iCal debug menu was covered in this hint, but I thought this workaround for editing multiple events was worth sharing.]
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10.5: Edit multiple events at once in iCal
Authored by: soundsgoodtome on Nov 18, '08 11:06:27PM

OK, I'll bite: Why would someone ever need/want to edit multiple events "at once" in iCal?



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10.5: Edit multiple events at once in iCal
Authored by: Don.a.dio on Mar 18, '09 12:31:25AM

I would like to do it to add alarms to holiday and birthday calendars, however this method wouldn't be appropriate considering that includes thousands of events. But thank you for the tip



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10.5: Edit multiple events at once in iCal
Authored by: iCal-Alarmist on Jan 26, '10 05:38:00AM

I don't want to put up a long plug but it seems that this may be helpful : We're just about to launch the new iCal-Alarmist 1.3 over here at Knowlegistics (shareware 447) which can do just that and more. In case you are still looking just hop over to versiontracker.com or macupdate.com in beginning of February '10 and look for iCal-alarmist. It's been around a long time and even made MacWorld cover CD some years back. End of plug.
In case this is against forum rules I am sorry but I searched the FAQ's and could not find anything against a short notice.
Best
Tim Oldfield
Knowlegistics support

Edited on Jan 26, '10 05:44:20AM by iCal-Alarmist



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10.5: Edit multiple events at once in iCal
Authored by: Draxx on Feb 08, '10 01:37:22AM

Is there any other way - currently available - to edit multiple events in iCal - so - for example - one can set an alarm for multiple birthdays without having to manually editing each one of them?

iCal Alarmist isnt available just yet.

Thanks!



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