iCal doesn't know the date!

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  1. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

    gwuMACaddict

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    how do i get iCal to update to the correct date in the dock on my girlfriend's iBook?

    the icon is perpetually stuck at july17th

    yuck

    (i don't use iCal so have never had to fix this)
     
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  3. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    As iGary has suggested... if you leave the app open (but hide it in your dock)... it will display today's date.
     
  4. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    As iGary said you can't unless iCal is active...

    How about setting iCal to open but be hidden on startup this would mean that the dock icon would change but it would not fly up on screen everytime you restart.

    This can be done through system preferences>>Accounts>>Login items>>Add iCal and tick the box to hide..

    ShadOW
     
  5. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I've always have wondered why it is July 17th. Im guessing it must be some Apple day thing, but not sure :confused:
     
  6. gwuMACaddict thread starter macrumors 68040

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    eeeeeew

    it won't update itself?

    seems so... 'un-apple' to me...

    auto-open and hide seems like a good idea, i do that with iTunes and adium, can tell her to add iCal...

    thanks for the help!!
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It's the date of the Keynote that it was introduced on - 17 July 2001(?)
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Agggghhh, this has ALWAYS bugged me, too!

    It DOES seem pretty not-like-Apple.

    Stupid icon... being all... static.

    If I were to just put it in my startup folder and keep it open perpetually, how much memory does a hidden iCal take up?
     
  9. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    I'd say a hidden iCal would take from 40-80mb depending how full up you have it....Not too bad but that RAM could be used for extra widgets...

    ShadOW
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    This has (in all honesty) been asked at least 50 times before. How do you expect the icon to update if the application (the code) is not running? Magic? Some code has to be running to change the icon. Without using hacks or special one-off case code in the dock itself the only process that can change a dock icon is the app itself so you can't have a background invisible helper app that starts on login update the date either.
     
  11. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is open but hidden and via Activity Monitor indicates 25MB at present.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, and any little separate app that changes the iCal icon won't actually be a part of iCal, so that would be a bit weird. Two separate apps?
     
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  14. motulist macrumors 68040

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    First let me say I'm not a programmer. However, when you open the activity monitor there is a process called iCalAlarmScheduler that is always running whether iCal is running or not. If they have that process running why couldn't they have another iCal process that updates the icon? Or why not have the iCalAlarmScheduler have one of it's alarms be for midnight each night that would run a script to change the icon? I mean it sure sounds like it should be simple enough. Though personally the icon date thing doesn't bother me nearly as much as everyone else because I almost always have iCal open anyway.
     
  15. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    MacWorld NY 2002 along with iSync and .Mac. :)
     

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