Help! Calendar alerts!

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Starhorsepax, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Starhorsepax macrumors member

    Starhorsepax

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    So I was forced to upgrade from Snow Leopard due to a hard drive crash combined with all the 'no longer supported junk'.

    In exchange I have received a calendar that I can no longer use, because it sends ALL the funny calendar day stuff that was just for fun to notifications, leading to a massive slow down of the computer. If I disable them I get NO alerts for the stuff I had actually set up to alert me. The important stuff like 'take your meds' is disabled too. :mad: All info in calendar was never meant to be of equal importance. But nothing I do resurrects the 'alert me ONLY on stuff I had set to alert me. The shared funny calendar from google is being forced to notify me every single day!

    Is there any way to fix this nightmare replacement? Would the old ical work if I yanked it from Time Machine? I did that with the old quicktime 7, but will it work with calendar? :(
     
  2. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    While I unfortunately have nothing to offer with regard to the notifications as I have no experience with that, I can tell you that you cannot run an old version of Calendar.app on Mavericks if that's what you're referring to.
     
  3. Starhorsepax thread starter macrumors member

    Starhorsepax

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    :(Thanks for the info. Before it had ICal. So basically I literally have reached the point where mac decides to upgrade my calendar to uselessness. I'm stuck relying on a cheap Android for a calendar. Why have options to set notifications if they won't let the ones you asked to be alerted too work while disabling the ones you didn't. If I find a place to leave Feedback, Apple is about to get blasted. Honestly they really are trying to lose a customer. I get mac for longevity and because it works for me. Now longevity gets blasted because they want to sell new hardware and I lose features for stuff I don't want.

    Not cool Apple.
     
  4. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I'm right there with you. I would've loved if they had kept releasing under-the-hood efficiency improvements and only added headline features once every few years. Then each major version would "last longer" and there would be less opportunity to break things. If you want to leave feedback, you can do so at apple.com/feedback, although even if they implement suggestions or fixes, you're usually looking at years and several versions away from now. It is worth noting that filing a developer bug report at bugreport.apple.com can sometimes lead to a dialogue with engineering about the problem, and thus, a more timely fix.
     
  5. ricede macrumors regular

    ricede

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    if you right click on any calendar entry - you have the option ( under alerts ) of turning off notifications for that particular item showing on the desktop. It will still show up in the notifications pane, but won't pop up a notification on your screen. Also check ical prefs - under the Alert tab - to see how you are set up there.
     

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