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10.5: Set the alarm sound for default iCal alarms
Authored by: ephramz on Feb 25, '08 01:25:57PM

I'm glad there's a new default alarm setting in iCal in 10.5 so i don't have to use iCalFix anymore to finagle that, but iCal or the Data detectors in Mail don't honor that default setting when setting up an ical event from a mail message.

So I have to go down and select "Alarm - none" in the floating window, set it to "Message with sound", Then change the settings to what I like (1 day before). That's already more clicks than I needed with Mail2iCal or other pre-Leopard hacks for this. The other annoying thing is that if I try to solely use the keyboard for setting up the event from Mail, I can tab to the alarm menu, but then as soon as I select "message with sound" it puts the focus in the number field and won't let me tab out to set it to "days before" instead of "minutes before", so I have to go back to the mouse!

I hope somebody (Apple, you listening?) fixes this, makes data detectors, which I love, imminently less useful.

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