iCal alarms appearing off-screen (please help)

the Falcon

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Jun 12, 2005
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…well, not entirely off-screen, but they do appear so far to the right that their text falls off-screen. So then every time they appear, I have to drag them to the left before being able to read them, which is Really Annoying™.

How do I make them appear somewhat in the middle of the screen again (like they used to), where I can actually read them?

This starting happening from the first alarm I got since installing the 10.4.8 update. I tried trashing all iCal related prefs in my ~/Library/Preferences/ folder, but that didn't help (even though it did completely reset everything else about iCal).

If someone knows how to fix this, I would really love to hear about it. Thanks!
 

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bredhead

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ical problem

Hello
I was told by someone at macfixit to turn on flash support in quicktime.
Not sure if it works, give it a go
Bredhead
 

MacHawk

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Oct 11, 2006
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Same problem here

I have the same problem. I noticed it happened after i upgraded to 10.4.8, but I am not sure if that is the cause. I also have previously adjusted my screen resolution, and wondered if that could have caused it somehow. I will post back here if I discover a solution.
 

emw

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Aug 2, 2004
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Interesting that the only people so far to admit to suffering this dilemma are a Falcon and a Hawk. Perhaps iCal doesn't like birds. ;)

That being said, it's strange that even deleting preferences didn't fix it. Have you perchance run iCal when you had a second screen attached and now you don't? Sometimes that will mess up an application as well, although I'd think deleting the prefs would have fixed that.

Maybe try "Detect Displays" to make sure your Mac remembers there's only one display.
 

Squareball

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Mar 16, 2004
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Same here. The alarms popup 85% to the left of my screen so I see a little bit of the window but I have to drag it back onto the screen manually.
 

emw

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Aug 2, 2004
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It's Apple's master plan to get everyone to buy the 30" ACD so that they can view their iCal alarms. Genius, really.
 

MacHawk

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Oct 11, 2006
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detect displays...

Tried to redetect displays, but that hasn't fixed the problem. I haven't hooked up an external monitor, only adjusted the resolustion for the built-in display.
 

the Falcon

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Original poster
Jun 12, 2005
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I have neither adjusted my screen resolution nor hooked up an extra monitor, so I'm 100% sure that's really not the cause.
…and yeah, I was pretty surprised, too, that deleting all of the iCal-related prefs didn't fix this.:confused:
Well, if it really is the update's fault, I hope Apple will fix this soon…