iCal dock icon displaying wrong date.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Anthony A, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Anthony A macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Today is the 19th and my ical dock icon is displaying the 18th. My dates and times are correct in my preferences and display properly every where else. When I launch ical it is also on the proper date and the dock icon will display the proper date as long as ical is open. When I close ical the dock icon displays the wrong date again. What is going on with this? Thanks
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Huh... if it were the 17th, I'd say you were getting the default icon (the default is July 17, which is of course iCal Day). In 10.4 or earlier, you'll get this any time the app isn't running, in fact. (You are on 10.5, right?)

    But you're seeing the 18th, I'm assuming of this month, not July (turn on Dock Magnification if you can't see). 10.5 added a little feature where the app adds a little extra to launch through the Dock that updates its icon whether it's running or not. I'm guessing that this extra must have either frozen or otherwise glitched out, so that it's now stuck while, when the app is running, iCal takes over and makes it right.

    Two things to try would be to remove the app from the Dock and re-add it, and if that doesn't help, reboot.

    If neither of those help, try changing the date to something else manually--does the icon stay on the 18th, or does it update to one day before the new date?
  3. Anthony A thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Thanks for the reply. I am using 10.5.7. I just noticed today that the date was out of sync I will keep an eye on it to see what happens from now on and see if it stays one day behind. I removed the dock icon for iCal and than re-added it as you suggested and it now displays the correct date. I will see if this holds. Thanks for the help.

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