Does iCal refresh subscribed calendars when syncing to iPod?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gabedamien, May 2, 2008.

  1. gabedamien macrumors member

    gabedamien

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I just set iCal to subscribe (with hourly refreshes) to my Google Calendars, so that I can sync them to my iPod.

    HOWEVER, if I don't actually *use* iCal (i.e., I never open it), will the subscribed calendars automatically refresh anytime I sync to my iPod? I cannot directly test this myself for a few days.

    If not, I really don't want to manually open iCal and hit refresh every time I sync my iPod. Clever alternatives are very welcome, such as if there could be a way to automatically trigger an Applescript to refresh the calendars every time I ran the sync.

    Thanks in advance,
    -G
     
  2. gabedamien thread starter macrumors member

    gabedamien

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    #2
    Well, nobody seems to be interested, but here was my solution. I wrote an applescript that opens iCal, forces a refresh through the command-shift-R system keypress (note the applescript library "reload" command does not refresh subscribed web calendars), waits 5 seconds to be sure, quits, and sends a Growl notification.

    Here it is:
     
  3. msf84 macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thank you

    Wow, i've been searching the past 2 hours for a hack to force an instant refresh on ical subscriptions.

    As I'm not with my mac right now I'll post in a few days if it worked...

    For now I'm just stoked that I found a way to solve the problem!

    Thanks!

    EDIT: I can now confirm that it worked - thx again!
     

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