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10.7: iCal Month View New Event behavior
Authored by: Geobunny on Sep 02, '11 08:15:14AM

There's another way to achieve the same thing, which (in my opinion) is better as it involves fewer keystrokes:

After double-clicking to enter an event in month view, hit cmd-E to open the familiar editor popup which used to appear automatically. Now edit your event the same way as you would have done in the past.

Additionally, to view event details in month view without having to double-click them, go to the Edit menu -> Show/Hide Inspector (cmd-opt-I) which will leave the inspector window open at all times. Now all you have to do is single click each item, or use the keyboard to tab between individual events one at a time.

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German syntax for suggested way to create an appointment
Authored by: Strugatzki on Sep 02, '11 11:04:26AM

For my taste, having open yet another window is annoying. So I like the hint of including the actual starting and ending times within the general appointment description. Using this hint to get the automagically correct appointment in ical for german users means to use it accordingly to the hints syntax but with the german time format as in:

Steuererklaerung machen 11:00-18:00

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10.7: iCal Month View New Event behavior
Authored by: ottonomy on Sep 05, '11 03:57:51AM

I don't understand how this involves fewer keystrokes than described in the hint. If I double-click on a day while in month-view to create a new event, and then invoke the editor by using cmd-E, the new event defaults to all-day. I then have to toggle off the all-day check box using the mouse or trackpad (because there is no way to navigate to that checkbox via the keyboard), and then fill in both the start and end times below it, because they have been set to 10AM-6PM by default. The times cannot be set before unchecking all-day, because when it is checked, there are no times at all, but only beginning and ending dates. Have you actually tried your suggestion while in month-view? I was being driven mad by all the work required to fix each new event until I discovered this hint.

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10.7: iCal Month View New Event behavior
Authored by: makip on Sep 06, '11 05:34:03PM

I wouldn't say this is "fewer" keystrokes, but thanks for pointing out the Cmd-E.

I'd just double-click a day in month view and type "1pm lunch with...". But it was annoying often needing to then re-open the event I created to move it to a different calendar than default.

A combination of this hint and using your Cmd-E tip now helps me work faster.

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