Hide Certain Birthdays (Calendar)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by alksion, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    #1
    I understand that if a particular contact has an appended birthday in their contact info and I have the "Birthdays" calendar checked in the application, it will show the event.

    My question is in regards to hiding certain birthdays while displaying others. I understand that I could simply erase the birthday from the contact, but I may not want to erase their actual birthday from their info, just from displaying in my calendar.

    Anyway of doing this?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

    CoastalOR

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    #2
    I do not know of any elegant way to do what you want. I would, as a workaround, put the birthday in the Notes section on the Contact card for the birthdays not desired on the Birthday calendar.
     
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    What CoastlOR said. Note field and or any other field that you are not using in Contacts (eg. I use "Related Name" for putting in cuisine type for restaurants [though can use notes field now: used to be could not search on the note field).

    Or, what I do for birthdays is to turn off the display of the automatic calendar coming from Contacts and just manage birthdays in a separate calendar in Calendar. What I like about that is can setup alerts for X days in advance to get flowers, gift, card, etc. as well as day of to send a "Happy Birthday!".
     
  4. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    Both terrific ideas! Thanks so much. The latter is probably what I'll do.
     

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