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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iriejedi, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    #1
    I just noticed that the iCal icon modifies itself with current date and month. :eek:

    yes it is the little things... :p

    thanks Steve!

    Iriejedi
     
  2. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    #2
    If only it actually did that.
    The icon only changes its date when you have the app running, or have had it running previously during that computer session.
    Hopefully iCal 2 will change the date all on its own.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #3
    People keep saying this but how? Something has to be running to change the icon! So unless you have some invisible background app running all the time somehow changing the icon of another app then this is not going to happen.
     
  4. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Maybe it'll be something it does at startup or at 3 am when the comp is unused. Besided changing an icon cant use up much cpu power.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #5
    My computer is not normally awake at 3am and is started infrequently. The only real solution is something running all the time. So why not just leave iCal running all the time. It uses basically 0% CPU when it's not being used?
     
  6. Hoef macrumors 6502a

    Hoef

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    It only does that when it runs in the background (e.g. when you stopped using the program and clicked it away with the little red dot). When you really quit (apple+Q) it doesn't do it anymore.
     
  7. snkTab macrumors 6502a

    snkTab

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    #7
    two things would solve it

    1) set with cron job at midnight
    2) set at boot/wakeup/user switch...

    looking down sometimes and seeing yesterdays data is not ideal
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #8
    Actuallly...iCal already has a background agent that is loaded at startup. That's how you can (unless you disabled it) get calendar alarms when iCal isn't running. So that part doesn't seem to be much of an issue. :D
     

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