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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view Apps
iCal's Debug menu in Lion has a 'Top Sekret' (sic) menu item which allows you to increase the number of days in the Week view up to 28.

You have to turn on the Debug menu in iCal first. This was detailed previously on MacOSXHints for 10.5 and is done with the following Terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 1

Or you can use Secrets from Blacktree, a System Preferences pane where it's simply a checkbox.

The Debug menu in iCal now features a 'Top Sekret' menu item. And you can alter the number of days in the week view between 7, 14, 21 and 28. You'll likely need a widescreen monitor or two for that.

[crarko adds: This is definitely new in 10.7. To turn the Debug menu off repeat the above command, using 0 instead of 1.]
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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: ShadowBottle on Sep 12, '11 08:16:53AM

Wait, am I correct in assuming that at 28 days, you'd essentially have the "Next 4 weeks" view in Google Calendar in iCal??

I might have to give this a try, although the week view isn't the best.

Edit: ok, no I'm not correct. Also you have to relaunch iCal after changing these settings.
This is /not/ pretty. lol

It is also /definitely/ not next four week view, like GCal has.

Sad panda.

Edited on Sep 12, '11 08:20:48AM by ShadowBottle



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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: btjwilks on Sep 12, '11 10:15:16AM

You don't have to quit iCal, just switch to a different view (like month) and then back to week.



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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: geoffliang on Sep 12, '11 09:48:14AM

Speaking of which, there's a keyboard shortcut for multiple days. I think it's cmd+opt+<number>. But in 10.7 it's kinda broken; I only got it to display 4 days and it always starts on Sunday. Sent feedback; hope they fix it.

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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: glgray on Sep 12, '11 10:48:36AM

I found that you have to quit and restart to get any changes to take, but I have also found that I can't get it to go back to the 7 day default view. Is anyone else seeing this?



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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: ccase on Sep 12, '11 03:16:51PM

Interesting tidbit. If you set your preference to 5 Days per Week (ie US weekdays) and then display 14 days, on reopening, you'll see the next 14 week days. At 21 days, and 5 days per week, you get more than 4 weeks.

I was actually hoping to just display two full work weeks, ie. 10 days. That's probably changeable in some plist somewhere.



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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: kLy on Sep 13, '11 12:31:16AM

Anyone seen what "Use iPad-Style Event Layout" in the debug menu does? Doesn't seem to make any visible difference I can tell.



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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: david-bo on Sep 13, '11 02:19:37AM

Don't forget http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20040206171342513

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10.7: Change number of days in iCal week view
Authored by: CaptDeuce on Sep 15, '11 08:38:45AM

david-bo said "Don't forget http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20040206171342513" which allows you to view more than one day in Day View by typing command-option-[number]

I tried that out and it switched me to Week View. I turned Week View back to the default 7 days and the command-option- [number] worked.

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