iCal icon FINALLY fixed!

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  1. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if this has been mentioned, if it has, you can burn me at the stake for not using the Search button, but it seems that Apple has finally fixed the iCal icon in the dock, where it actually shows the current date, and not the 17th every single day, hooray. :p
     
  2. juanster macrumors 68020

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Great. Additional code running all the time in the Dock process just to keep the icon up to date. What's next? Mail checking for new email even when it's not running?
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Can't please everyone I guess... I like it though.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It was, at least partially, tongue in cheek. Assuming Apple only generate the graphic & change the icon when the date actually changes then this will cost almost no CPU time. My worry is that the technology that enables this (some sort of Dock plugin architecture) could easily be used for stuff that sucks loads of CPU.
     
  6. Ariez macrumors regular

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    i actually never bothered to notice. When they changed it? I always thought it shows the current date. :eek:
     
  7. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nope, it only showed the current date when the program was open. If you didn't have it open, if would continually show the 17th, which I believe was the day of the month OS X was originally released.

    They've finally fixed it now.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not OSX, iCal (which was not in the original OSX).
     
  9. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Touche. I knew it was something along those lines...
     
  10. 1020 macrumors regular

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    I like it as well, but how does this affect those of us who like to use custom icons?
     
  11. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    hmm...I was wondering about that too...
    but candybar has a new version to be released and hopefully that will be possible.
    on the other hand I think I'd rather have the date updated in the dock than a custom icon.
     
  12. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the same boat, even though I love custom icons, having the correct date is more important to me.
     

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