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Old Dec 2, 2007, 10:38 AM   #1
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iCal displays the wrong date on the dock

I just noticed this today, the second of december, that iCal is displaying DEC 1 on the dock when iCal is closed, but when i open iCal it changes to DEC 2.

I have no idea how to fix this. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old Dec 3, 2007, 12:06 AM   #2
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This problem started for me a couple of days ago. It reverts to the correct date if you close and reopen it. But that's not really on is it?

I'm in the southern hemisphere and I thought maybe it had something to do with iCal looking at the date in the northern hemisphere but I don't think that's the case.
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Old Dec 3, 2007, 02:46 AM   #3
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This happens to me too, its currently the 4th but ical displays the 3rd.

The funny thing is, in leopard, there is supposed to be an improvement where ical always shows the right date on the icon (because it updates even when the app is closed). In tiger I never had a problem because whenever ical was open it would always show the correct date and I always have ical open. Now that I use leopard the ical icon date is rarely correct!
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Old Dec 3, 2007, 05:53 PM   #4
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Mine started doing the same thing on Dec 2...It displayed the 1st and now (the 3rd) is displays the 2nd unless the app is open

I hope we can fix this soon, i've gotten used to looking at that for the date and now i get confused!
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Old Dec 3, 2007, 06:00 PM   #5
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thanks i've gotten used to looking at the icon for the date too thats why i was confused

it looks like dragging the icon off the dock and then putting it back on works to fix it for now
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Old Dec 5, 2007, 02:52 AM   #6
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My icon is now displaying the correct date. Maybe it's fixed itself.
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Old Dec 5, 2007, 01:19 PM   #7
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No, still broken.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 03:27 PM   #8
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iCal displaying wrong date on Dock after SL update

I installed SL on my Macbook last night with no (apparent) issues. This morning I noticed the iCal icon on the dock read "Aug 28". When I opened iCal to investigate the date on the dock corrected itself to today's date, "Aug 29". Then when I quit iCal, it reverted back to "Aug 28". Is anyone else experiencing this on their Macs?
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 05:29 PM   #9
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I'm experiencing the same problem. While it's the 29th now the dock icon show the 27th. When I open iCal, it changes to 29th and returning to the 27th when I quit iCal again.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 05:33 PM   #10
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mine shows july 17 on the dock when it's not open, but when i open ical it shows the correct date. if i exit it, it goes back to july 17
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 05:36 PM   #11
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mine shows july 17 on the dock when it's not open, but when i open ical it shows the correct date. if i exit it, it goes back to july 17
I'm assuming you're running 10.4 Tiger
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 05:37 PM   #12
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I just took the icon out of the dock and put it back in via the normal route (dragging from applications folder). It displays the correct date now when closed or opened. Will see if it holds. Seems to check out when changing the date.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 06:11 PM   #13
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Have you tried repairing permissions, boot into safe mode, zapped PRAM?
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 06:55 PM   #14
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Resetting the PRAM did the trick! Thanks markojug!
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 07:48 PM   #15
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I'm assuming you're running 10.4 Tiger
no, this is on snow leopard. i'm on a unibody MBP. i'll try removing from dock then dragging it back, then PRAM and see if that works.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 07:55 PM   #16
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I have a unibody macbook. I installed SL last night. I had the same problem this morning. I restarted and now it is fine.
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Old Sep 2, 2009, 11:54 AM   #17
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I had the same problem after installing snow leopard. Removing ical from the dock and dragging it back from applications folder fixed the problem.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 05:09 PM   #18
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iCal dock date was driving me crazy

I was having the same problemo. The iCal icon in the dock was a day behind. I drug it off the dock and replaced it with the iCal in Applications. Work for a couple days. The the date was off again. I replaced it again and it worked for a couple more days. Then I tried the PRAM clear (Option-Command-P-R) and that also worked - for one day.

I called Apple today and here is what we did:

First, All applications (except Finder) must be closed.

On the Finder menu bar, click on "Go," then on "Home."

Go into the Library folder

Delete the Caches folder

Go into the Library / Preferences folder

Delete the files: com.apple.iApps.plist; com.apple.iCal.helper.plist; and com.apple.iCal.plist

Restart system
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 11:08 AM   #19
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I was having the same problemo. The iCal icon in the dock was a day behind. I drug it off the dock and replaced it with the iCal in Applications. Work for a couple days. The the date was off again. I replaced it again and it worked for a couple more days. Then I tried the PRAM clear (Option-Command-P-R) and that also worked - for one day.

I called Apple today and here is what we did:

First, All applications (except Finder) must be closed.

On the Finder menu bar, click on "Go," then on "Home."

Go into the Library folder

Delete the Caches folder

Go into the Library / Preferences folder

Delete the files: com.apple.iApps.plist; com.apple.iCal.helper.plist; and com.apple.iCal.plist

Restart system


I have a macbook pro running 10.4 and this solution did not work for me. Any other ideas? I'm real tired of looking at Jul 17 in the dock.
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 11:19 AM   #20
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I had the same problem after installing snow leopard. Removing ical from the dock and dragging it back from applications folder fixed the problem.
+1. This seemed to work for me in Snow Leopard as well.
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Old Oct 5, 2009, 09:30 PM   #21
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to change ical date

I've tried the more complicated suggestions here, which threw me off the
simple solution that worked for me to change ical date:
-click on the date and time at the right top corner of desktop bar
-open date and time
-uncheck set date & time automatically if it's checked
-below that, scroll to the correct date and time
-check also that you are in the correct time zone (see top of box) by dragging icon on a map of the world to where you live
been a few days - so far, so good
. . . this is on a month old macbook which I'm assuming is snow leopard
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 07:23 AM   #22
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Correct icon date won't ever happen before OS 10.5

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I have a macbook pro running 10.4 and this solution did not work for me. Any other ideas? I'm real tired of looking at Jul 17 in the dock.
As far as I remember, this feature was added in 10.5, so don't bother trying any of these fixes if you aren't at least on Leopard.

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Old Jan 14, 2010, 07:05 PM   #23
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Solution

Open up terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and type this:
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killall Dock
After you hit enter, the dock will disappear and reappear, and the correct date should show.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 09:33 AM   #24
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Old thread, but couldn't pass this up.
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I'm in the southern hemisphere and I thought maybe it had something to do with iCal looking at the date in the northern hemisphere but I don't think that's the case.
I'm in the U.S. As far as I know, it's today in Brazil.
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 07:10 AM   #25
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Old thread I know....but this happened to me today. Running 10.6.3....looked down at iCal dock icon and it still says Jul 7. Guess I'll try some of the "fixes" here and see what happens.
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