Calendar debug mode - how to ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by maclab, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. maclab macrumors member

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    Hi Can someone please tell me how to turn on debug mode in Calendar for Mountain Lion ! My lion method is not working.


    Thank you
     
  2. danb77 macrumors 6502

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  3. maclab thread starter macrumors member

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    Using debug mode I would change the way calendar layer out my events. I have so many events in my calendar that without me making the changes in debug mode the calendar is totally unusable, my events just present in one big MESS, I have been complaining to Apple about this for years and they still haven't fixed it.

    So please anyone, whats the new terminal command? if this is locked down now then thats the end of me been able to go further than Lion.
     
  4. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, I'd stop bumping the thread, it's against the rules :/

    But I did some research, this is what I found and is what I imagine you are using:

    defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 1

    to turn it on.

    My guess is that the they changed the command -- but to what I don't know.
     
  5. maclab thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep they have changed the command, I have been trying everything and I cant get it turned on.

    I can't move up to 10.8 if I don't sort this out, its impossible for me to use the calendar in it default state for work, I have 4 appointments an hour and it just overlaps them, totally ridiculous.
     
  6. maclab thread starter macrumors member

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    Hoping now thats its officially out that someone show is smart finds the answer to my question :)

    I have had a look at the Calendar application file in text edit, and I can see it all sitting in there, but just can't work out the command line.

    Other option is just finding a way to change the default view from 'iPad view' and turning that off!


    thanks
     
  7. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

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    I too would like to know how to get the debug menu to show up like it did in lion. All efforts have failed so far.
     
  8. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    maclab,

    You have posted this request all over the Internet. Have you thought that maybe, just maybe, there is no "debug mode" in this version?

    S-
     
  9. maclab thread starter macrumors member

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    The debug menu is there, I can see it in the application coding. Its just a matter of time before someone with the brains for these things works out the new command line.

    thanks
     
  10. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Where did you look to see if the debug menu is there?

    I've been looking to see how to enable it too and so far I've tried these on my own just to see but they don't do anything for me:

    defaults write com.apple.iCal EnableDebugMenu -bool true
    defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu -bool true
    defaults write com.apple.Calendar EnableDebugMenu -bool true
    defaults write com.apple.Calendar IncludeDebugMenu -bool true

    I'm still looking for it too but if you happen to find it, please share it with us!
     
  11. maclab thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep I tried all those too, in the app coding there is the term 'icalendar' used too, so you can try with that.

    If you go to the calendar application, then right click show package contents and then find the exec file and open it with text edit, and then use 'find' and you can search thru there to find all sorts references to the debug menu. Im not a programmer so I don't know what I'm looking at, I just looking for possible clues to try. Maybe you will have better luck....in the mean time the search continues.
     
  12. TorontoPolar macrumors newbie

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    Me too

    I am also desperately looking for a solution to this particular problem: I use iCal in week view with 14 or 21 days visible, sometimes as many as 28 for planning long term projects. This to me is an essential feature of my calendar and without a solution I will either be looking for a 3rd party product or downgrading back to 10.7.

    I was always a bit worried that Apple considered it a hack and it was in a submenu entitled "Top Sekret" that needed to be activated with a terminal command to reach it, but once I set it after each upgrade, would forget about it again. Now without access to this menu I will be stuck without an essential feature. If anyone has any insight into how I might be able to get my 21 day week view back in 10.8 I will be eternally grateful.
     

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