iCal help

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dorqiekat, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    You know how iCal shows the date as an icon? I was wondering, is there anyway you can get it to keep the date current without opening the program everytime. If I don't open it, it stays as july 17th. Is it even possible? thanks.
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    I KNOW! I hate that too. Bump!

    Lee Tom
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I know i hate that to! Look a the bright side, its right once a year! :p
     
  4. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    I have iCal set to open automatically whenever I boot. As soon as iCal is open, of course, it displays the correct day in the dock.

    It's not the best fix, but it works.
     
  5. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol, 1 out of 365... not bad...

    How do you get it to open when you start up? is it in preference?

    Oohh, is there any way you can make the calendar your background? that would be so cool. =)
     
  6. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Don't know about the background, but for the startup thing:
    Go to the Accounts system preference, click on your username, and click on Startup Items.
    Click the + sign, and add an application to start up.
    If you check the checkmark next to it after it's there, it'll hide itself automagically.

    Lee Tom
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Damn, when I saw this thread I was hoping for an answer to that very same question, but it appears as though there is no real solution apart from opening the App. I, too, was hoping there would be a way for it to automatically update itself in the Dock without having to open the program, but whatever - not a big deal in the grand scheme of things!
     
  8. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    With so many people wanting the same thing, maybe Apple will update it and make us happy? Or... not.. :D

    I wish. Can't live without a calendar... would love to see it as a background. *sigh*
     
  9. relimw macrumors 6502a

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    This is fixed in Tiger. 10.3 or less, the only real way is by starting iCal in the background.
     
  10. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    YAY!
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Cool, I was actually just going to post again suggesting/predicting that this may indeed be the case.

    Hmm, another item to add to my ever-growing list of "Reasons to Buy Tiger" - it's still not long enough for me to warrant purchasing it however... :cool:
     
  12. relimw macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, what I really need more than tiger is a new, faster machine...ah well, at least I'll get Tiger for free ;)
     
  13. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Don't we all wish we can just have the new updated version of softwear AND machine? Does anyone know when Tiger is coming out?
     

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