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10.7: iCal easily changing month
Authored by: jasimon9 on Sep 26, '11 08:33:38AM

The worst thing about the new iCal for me is the inability to change months by clicking on the small calendar. Since nobody else is complaining about that, I am guessing that the feature could be there and I am just missing it.

In the old iCal, to position to a different month, you would click on either the forward or backward arrow within the small calendar. I don't see those arrows anymore, and have not found a simple alternative.

So far, the only way I have seen to change months is the following:
1. click to month view
2. navigate one month at a time to the month you want (while away the seconds watching the humorous and immensely beneficially animation)
3. select the day
4. switch back to day view

The old iCal just did the job, no fuss, no muss. What am I missing?

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10.7: iCal easily changing month
Authored by: theye on Nov 28, '12 10:19:37AM

If you click the calendar button in the upper left corner of the calendar window it should open up a sidebar which will show you some small calendars that you can then click on.

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10.7: iCal easily changing month
Authored by: jasimon9 on Nov 28, '12 10:50:51AM

That is the perfect solution! I remember clicking on the "Calendars" button to see what that would do when they first redesigned iCal to Calendar in Lion. It was useless back then as I recall, just allowing the selection of "calendars" (eg, "Work", "Personal", etc.) but did not have the small calendars at the bottom.

So I never rechecked for that. But the ML version has been upgraded to restore the "clickable small calendars" function. Yay!

Now my next issue, which is with the Calendar widget in the Dashboard -- with ML they put a bug or feature in whereby dates on the calendar are not clickable, hugely reducing the usefulness of the widget. You can change months with the arrow keys, but apparently cannot change the date at all. Unless there is some hidden keystroke/mouse combination that does it.

Hugely annoying because you cannot quickly "check your calendar". You first have to open up the Calendar program, then navigate.

I have reported this bug to Apple Feedback.

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