Is there any way to LOCK the calendar alerts until dismissed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thefrenches, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. thefrenches macrumors member

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    I used to use Outlook, for many years, and put all of my 'things to do' in the calendar. Now that I've moved entirely away from Outlook, I experience frustration in the Calendar app, as the notification pops up on the upper right of my iMac, but if I'm not in front of the computer to see it, it can disappear, and I will never see it again. In Outlook, the reminders/alerts stay there until I click them (snooze, dismiss, etc) but on Apple's Calendar app, they can disappear after a few minutes, never to return. This is particularly frustrating when a calendar item was snoozed for 2 days or 1 week or something, because then I can't just view the day's notifications in the notifications bar, and, frankly, if I create an alert like that, I don't think I should have to. I need them to be set so I MUST dismiss them in some way.

    Is there ANY way to make the settings such that you must physically dismiss/snooze/close the reminder? In Settings/Notifications, I have Calendar set as Alerts, with every box checked.

    Do I need to use Reminders?

    iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    In Mavericks, System Preferences>Notifications>Calendar and under Calendar Alert Style it says that "Banners appear in the upper right-hand corner and go away automatically. Alerts stay on screen until dismissed."

    I would think Yosemite is the same...
     
  3. thefrenches thread starter macrumors member

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    Right, I have it set to Alerts, and they DO go away if untouched for 10 minutes or so
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I see what you mean now. I guess it depends on your definition of "stay" and "dismissed"!

    Are these alerts set to "time of event"? I'm thinking that the calendar alerts won't stay up more than 10 minutes past the actual event. If they're set for 30 minutes ahead they're up for 40 minutes etc.

    Reminder alerts definitely stay longer than 10 minutes for me. They might be indefinite.
     
  5. thefrenches thread starter macrumors member

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    All kinds - some X minutes before, some at time of event, but regardless, perhaps I missed one, and then it is 'past due', but it should stay up so I KNOW I missed it, if I did, as Outlook does.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunately, despite any general settings, it appears that Apple calendar alerts/notifications only last for the duration of the event at most (same on iOS it seems).
     
  7. thefrenches thread starter macrumors member

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    Ugh.

    Would Reminders stay up until dismissed?
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I believe those do stay up until an action is actually taken.
     

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