Want my iCal info drawer back!!

cvkaiser

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 15, 2006
20
0
Germany
Hi, just frustrated that they cut the ical info drawer. I know that it might be not very hand on small screens because it decreased the size of the actual calender - but with the new iCal I can´t see any info about events and todos - I first to doubleclick every event to get info - and then the bubble pops up. I´m on a two monitor setup, and when I doubleclick a todo on the right sight of the screen the bubble is hanging between the gaps of the monitors and I have to move it to be able to read. When I close it and doubleclick again it is back to the odd position...grrr...
not so happy now with this evolution - a preference of either bubble or drawer would have been cool - also the possiblity to see the bubble only with one click...
Best regards - Christoph
 

JPark

macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2006
659
147
Hi, just frustrated that they cut the ical info drawer. I know that it might be not very hand on small screens because it decreased the size of the actual calender - but with the new iCal I can´t see any info about events and todos - I first to doubleclick every event to get info - and then the bubble pops up. I´m on a two monitor setup, and when I doubleclick a todo on the right sight of the screen the bubble is hanging between the gaps of the monitors and I have to move it to be able to read. When I close it and doubleclick again it is back to the odd position...grrr...
not so happy now with this evolution - a preference of either bubble or drawer would have been cool - also the possiblity to see the bubble only with one click...
Best regards - Christoph
Yeah, I'm with you. I use iCal a lot, and every few hours I start looking around in the preferences and such trying to figure out how to get it back.
 

JPark

macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2006
659
147
Hear! Hear!
I cannot imagine why they removed it.

Now I have to select the event and hit cmd-E… sigh :(
Thanks for the cmd-E tip. I knew there had to be a way to get to the edit window more quickly but had not been able to find one.
 

macguymike

macrumors 6502
Mar 28, 2003
385
0
California
Just to speak up from the other side, I have a 12" PB G4, and I hate that info drawer (still using Tiger, here).

Ideally there should be an OPTION to use the drawer or a separate window for event info.

Really, would that be so difficult??
 

Nehima

macrumors newbie
Nov 5, 2008
1
0
just so you know, i have tiger and updated recently, and got stuck with that crap too. I miss the info drawer, now it pops up wherever and whenever it feels like it and is soooo annoying
 

rrraven

macrumors newbie
Apr 30, 2008
21
0
Toronto
Yeah, I'd love to revert to the earlier iCal that was much easier to both add info and view info. I don't want floating boxes, I just want my nice simple panel that's there in a single click! Considering switching to a 3rd party app. Anyone find one that retains this functionality?
 

bexier

macrumors newbie
Feb 9, 2009
1
0
Subject line plus info

When you want a subject line for the calendar and then add extra info for note purposes just hit Option + Return (or enter). This will take you down to the second line and it won't appear in the calendar unless you double click on it to read it in full.
 
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