iCal and its displayed date.....

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    If you open iCal, the icon in the dock switches from its default 'July 17' date, changing to display the current date.

    Is there a way to make it display the current date all the time, even if you don't open the application??

    cheers


    :D
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Not without opening iCal (without some serious scripting).

    One solution: Add iCal to Login items and check the "Hide" checkbox.

    And next time you have a question, please search and/or browse the forums a little, there's a very good chance the question already have been answered, like this one... ;)
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I typed in iCal and date, ( I think :confused: ) and didn't get that --

    The thing I find off-puttting about search is that it seems to display any mention of the words mentioned anywhere in any thread at any time -

    Is there a way to make the search limited to thread titles only..
     
  6. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I am too of the same opinion..but some thread titles can be quite misleading.
     
  7. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehehehe...nice. Kudos to the OP of that thread. :D

    It would be really nice if Apple would modify iCal's agent program so that it could perform this function, but that's really a discussion we don't need to do again. :D
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yes... but you have to go into Advanced Search.
     

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  10. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    How could I not know that? Thanks
     
  11. Project macrumors 68020

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    Im due to Switch soon, can anybody say how much memory iCal uses up while hidden, so that I can have the correct date shown?
     
  12. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Looks like about 16 MB. Not a big deal, especially since you'll probably be checking iCal every day anyway.
     
  13. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm, on a 2.0GHz iMac G5 running Tiger w/ 1GB of RAM... my iCal hidden is taking up 28.58MB of real memory and 227.14MB of virtual memory. And fayans, no big deal-- we all miss simple things. :D
     
  14. Project macrumors 68020

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    I know what Virtual Memory is in its basic terms, but why is it taking so much up?
     
  15. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    I think OS X allocates that much room, not that it's actually in use.
     
  16. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    From what I've read on MR... Mac OS is designed to use up as much RAM as possible, essentially, to not 'waste' any memory. As such, many apps will 'claim' a certain amount of memory for its own uses but if you the user, delegates that an app must be used, then that virtual memory will be re-allocated so that the app you're using will have more RAM at its disposal. I found a recent thread that is somewhat relevant: What exactly is 'inactive memory?'
     
  17. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    if all you're concerned about is the correct date, then you can use the calender widgit and ignore iCal
     

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