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10.5: Set the alarm sound for default iCal alarms
Authored by: kakgungor on May 15, '10 06:01:10PM

I am wondering if anyone knows a way to change the "type" of alarm. Currently, iCal defaults to "Message with Sound" as the default alarm, and I can't see any way to change it. When syncing with my Google Calendar, this type of alarm is ignored, and Google applies it's own default alarm to the event. When it is subsequently re-synced with iCal, I then have 2 alarms (the default "Message with Sound" iCal alarm and and the default alarm created by Google Calendar). I've noticed that if I just use the "Message" alarm type in iCal (i.e. the one with no sound) it syncs with Google Calendar properly, overwriting any default Google Calendar alarm settings and leaving me with one alarm.

So if there was some way to specify that iCal should use a default "Message" alarm instead of a "Message with Sound" it would save me from having to change the alarm type every time I create a new event.

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10.5: Set the alarm sound for default iCal alarms
Authored by: roccitman on May 20, '10 05:51:29PM

Trying to do the same thing. Did you ever figure this out? Tried adding some lines to the plist file. Something like:
Default alarm type STRING message

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