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Create .ics files from iCal via drag-and-drop Apps
I discovered by accident that you can drag an iCal event on to the desktop to instantly create a .ics file that can then be shared easily with others.

Just click and drag an event as if you were moving it to a new time. As soon as the cursor leaves the main calendar view area it will turn into a small "summary" version of the event you are moving. Just drop this on the desktop, and the .ics file will be created automatically.

If your desktop is not in view, you can drag the event to the top or bottom iCal window border to create the droppable event, and then invoke Exposť's Show Desktop mode (F11, by default) to drop it on the desktop.
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Create .ics files from iCal via drag-and-drop
Authored by: r0n on May 21, '09 12:30:28AM
Isn't it a common procedure to D&D elements from applications to the desktop? It's even covered in iCal's Help file and -surprise- it does work with .vcs calendars as well ;)

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Create .ics files from iCal via drag-and-drop
Authored by: CashGap on May 21, '09 06:28:38AM

Also (perhaps obvious) drag an iCal event into an open "New Message" window in Mail and the ics file is created and attached.

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Create .ics files from iCal via drag-and-drop
Authored by: osxpounder on May 21, '09 12:19:05PM

I'm glad for the hint, even though I knew this already. It wasn't obvious to me, and I probably learned it via a similar hint at this website.

Oddly, if I drag an iCal event from the calendar to the Mail icon, in the Dock, it doesn't attach an .ics file. Instead, I get a new Mail message with the text of that event in the message body.

However, if I start a new Mail message first, I can drag an event to the body of the message, and it becomes an attached .ics file.

The reason I already knew today's hint was because I wanted to attach more than one iCal .ics file to an email. I learned I could drag events to a folder, one at a time, then drag them to a new Mail message's body.

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