Changing Date on iCal icon

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by GregUofMN, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. GregUofMN macrumors regular

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    Is there any way that the date can change on the iCal icon every day without opening the program every single day? In other words, can this icon do this automatically instead of manually?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    maybe you could make an applescript to have iCal open and close in the morning of each day so that the date changes. I can't think of a way within iCal to do it. Maybe they will fix this with Tiger.
     
  3. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    There is no way to do it (or at least that I know of). What i do is I always keep iCal open except just hidden. It doesn't use any system resources but it keeps the icon up to date.
     
  4. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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  5. GregUofMN thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bought a mac because of the ease of use... there is no way in hell, I'm going to be able to write an applescript. :)

    I wait for you guys to do that and then I download it! ;)
     
  6. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    I just have iCal open and hide automatically every time I turn on my computer.

    You can set this too if you go to System Prefs --> Accounts --> Startup Items.
     
  7. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    The real question....

    The real question is who/why Apple chose 17 as the number on the icon?

    Is there a story behind that?
     
  8. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    It's the date it was presented at MWNY by Steve. It was available as download two months later.
     
  9. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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  10. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Yep, that's what I do, too. Very easy solution.
     
  11. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    Submit iCal Feedback in iCal about. It's a classic issue that will be fixed soon.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats what i do, but if you dont like that solution and want the correct date to be displayed somewhere on your desktop, you can play around with the clock settings in system preferences.....
     
  13. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Really? How?
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    in the date and time settings>clock tab... you can have it set so that the time is displayed in a window by itself, which you can put anywhere on your desktop, if you have it selected for dicitial it also shows you the date, and you can set the transparency for whatever level you like
     
  15. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Right, I remember now. I just never liked having it as a separate window. I thought you meant you could get the date in the menu bar (without clicking it).
     

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