iCal dock icon stuck on Feb 21

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  1. Surely Guest

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    When iCal is closed (meaning I've quit the app), the date on the iCal dock icon is "Feb 21". When I open iCal, it changes to Feb 23. When I quit again, it goes back to Feb 21.

    I'm pretty sure that iCal is supposed to show the correct date regardless of whether it's opened or not. Can anyone confirm this for me?

    Isn't the stock icon date for iCal 'July 17'?

    Anyone know if there's a fix for this (besides always leaving iCal open)?
     
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    The work-around is powered by Mac OS X's Login Items feature, accessed by launching System Preferences, clicking on the Accounts icon in the System section, then clicking on the account for which you want to iCal to display its Dock icon with the correct date. Oh, and if it's not already obvious, the owner of this account should have already dragged iCal's icon into the Dock so that it'd be visible whenever the Dock was displayed. But you knew that...

    Back to System Preferences > Accounts. After selecting the account you want to work with, click on the Login Items tab. In the lower-left corner, there's a li'l lock labeled Click the Lock to Make Changes; click it, and enter your admin password when prompted to do so.

    Now Click on the little plus-sign icon, navigate to your Applications folder, select iCal, and click Add. iCal will apear in the Item column in the Accounts dialog. Now click on the checkbox in the Hide column, click the lock icon (which is now displaying the text Click the Lock to Prevent Further Changes), then close System Preferences.

    The next time you start up or log into your user area, iCal will automatically launch itself, then hide itself - and, having launched, it will now display today's correct date on its icon in the Dock.
     
  3. Surely thread starter Guest

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    I don't really understand what you mean.

    I didn't create or save a new calendar on Feb 21......
     
  4. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Lol

    Thank you! I have been using macs for YEARS and I honestly NEVER NOTICED that the icon in the dock displays the actual date!!!

    I can't believe it....
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    That feature came out with 10.5.0

    And it should show the correct date regardless of any login items or updating iCal because the dock is now an app.

    Surely make sure you have the clock to synchronize automatically.

    A long shot would be a CMOS battery that's wearing down.
     
  6. Surely thread starter Guest

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    I'll give that a try, but what I'm saying is that the iCal dock icon always showed the correct date, without the need to do all that stuff, until today (or maybe yesterday or Sunday, which was the 21st).

    Why did it change all of a sudden?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It would be easier to figure out if it stuck on the 24th! :D
     
  8. Surely thread starter Guest

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    Did I miss something.....

    Why?:confused:
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Steve Jobs birthday! :D
     
  10. Surely thread starter Guest

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    :D Wouldn't that be a funny abuse of his power?:D


    Any ideas on my issue, GG?
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Long shot, but you could try this:
    • Quit iCal
    • Drag the com.apple.iCal.plist file (Macintosh HD/Users/~/Library/Preferences) to the Desktop.
    • Launch iCal
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    This is what I'd try too.
     
  13. Surely thread starter Guest

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    Nope, didn't work.:mad::p

    Thanks for the suggestion.:)
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  15. Surely thread starter Guest

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    DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!

    WE HAVE A WINNER!

    Give this guy a cigar. :p

    It's always something really simple, isn't it?

    I did something a little different though: instead of dragging iCal from the Applications folder back to the dock, I simply opened iCal, and then selected the option 'Keep in dock'.

    Cheers GG
     
  16. dcook2753 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    I have had the same problem for a few days now and just figured it was something wrong with 10.6.5. After reading this i just removed iCal from my dock, then reopened it and clicked the "keep in dock" option and it worked! Pretty simple. Can't figure out how that would have fixed it, but it did. Thanks for the tip!
     

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