iCal Icon

iriejedi

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I just noticed that the iCal icon modifies itself with current date and month. :eek:

yes it is the little things... :p

thanks Steve!

Iriejedi
 

chameeeleon

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If only it actually did that.
The icon only changes its date when you have the app running, or have had it running previously during that computer session.
Hopefully iCal 2 will change the date all on its own.
 
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robbieduncan

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chameeeleon said:
If only it actually did that.
The icon only changes its date when you have the app running, or have had it running previously during that computer session.
Hopefully iCal 2 will change the date all on its own.
People keep saying this but how? Something has to be running to change the icon! So unless you have some invisible background app running all the time somehow changing the icon of another app then this is not going to happen.
 
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chv400

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robbieduncan said:
People keep saying this but how? Something has to be running to change the icon! So unless you have some invisible background app running all the time somehow changing the icon of another app then this is not going to happen.
Maybe it'll be something it does at startup or at 3 am when the comp is unused. Besided changing an icon cant use up much cpu power.
 
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robbieduncan

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chv400 said:
Maybe it'll be something it does at startup or at 3 am when the comp is unused. Besided changing an icon cant use up much cpu power.
My computer is not normally awake at 3am and is started infrequently. The only real solution is something running all the time. So why not just leave iCal running all the time. It uses basically 0% CPU when it's not being used?
 
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Hoef

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iriejedi said:
I just noticed that the iCal icon modifies itself with current date and month. :eek:
It only does that when it runs in the background (e.g. when you stopped using the program and clicked it away with the little red dot). When you really quit (apple+Q) it doesn't do it anymore.
 
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snkTab

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two things would solve it

1) set with cron job at midnight
2) set at boot/wakeup/user switch...

looking down sometimes and seeing yesterdays data is not ideal
 
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mkrishnan

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robbieduncan said:
So unless you have some invisible background app running all the time somehow changing the icon of another app then this is not going to happen.
Actuallly...iCal already has a background agent that is loaded at startup. That's how you can (unless you disabled it) get calendar alarms when iCal isn't running. So that part doesn't seem to be much of an issue. :D
 
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