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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar System 10.8
In previous versions of OS X, you could access a secret Debug menu in iCal - now Calendar - offering many interesting options. Apple removed any way to activate this menu in Mountain Lion, but you can still access some options. I like to have two weeks displayed in week view in Calendar. To do so, quit Calendar and open Terminal, then type:
defaults write com.apple.iCal CalUIDebugDefaultDaysInWeekView XX
replacing XX with the number of days in the week. You can even use very large values, such as 90, to display 3 months in a week view, though each day will be very small.

To go back with the 7-days-a-week view, simply type:
 defaults write com.apple.iCal CalUIDebugDefaultDaysInWeekView 7 
and relaunch Calendar.
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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: jcooper11 on Aug 20, '12 08:29:18AM

Works. Really like this! Thanks.



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: bradporeda on Aug 20, '12 08:57:33AM

No need to relaunch Calendar; simply switch views to, say, Month, then back to Week to see the change.

By the way, is there a similar plist entry for changing the number of weeks in Month view? I'd love to see 12 weeks at a time.

I tried "CalUIDebugDefaultWeeksInMonthView" to no avail.

Thanks,
-Brad

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--Brad



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: slb on Aug 20, '12 09:03:24AM

Good hint! I forgot about the old debug in iCal. I like 10 days so this is nice!



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: joestalin on Aug 20, '12 09:33:10AM

You have always (or for a long time, anyhow) been able to choose the number of days shown in week view by hitting command-option-[number], where [number] is 2-7. No hacks required.



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: rusto on Aug 20, '12 10:03:46AM

command-option-# not working here (10.8).



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: joestalin on Aug 20, '12 04:12:04PM

Curiously, it only works if you're not already in week-format view. Try switching to month view and then hitting cmd-opt-4 (or something)



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: drudus on Aug 20, '12 11:37:14AM

alt+command+[1-7] works on 10.6's iCal, but only showing 7 days is not the same as this hint.



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: slb on Aug 20, '12 04:44:26PM

Negative. Use the hint - it works. And for any number of days too.



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: jfw on Aug 21, '12 09:01:46AM

Does not work in Mountain Lion 10.8 (12A269).



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: jfw on Aug 21, '12 09:02:44AM

The keyboard shortcut does not work in Mountain Lion 10.8 (12A269) (the <code>defaults</code> command does).



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Choose number of days displayed in week view in Calendar
Authored by: jfw on Aug 27, '12 11:42:47AM

I've noticed a couple of bugs after I set it to 10 days: the "Today" button doesn't always get you back to the right day, and the date can get munged to something like "September 4 - 2, 2012". Doesn't happen all the time though.



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