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Viewing and editing events

From: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

Video: Viewing and editing events

One of the quirks of the previous version of iCal that many people found slowed them down, was that viewing the details of any event required first double-clicking the event, and if you wanted to edit an event, you have to click the Edit button. And as you can see, this multiple-step process still exists here in this latest version of iCal, but you can change some options to make your workflow a little smoother. First, and most importantly, iCal now has an omnipresent Inspector, similar to the Inspector you'll find in other Apple applications. To display it, choose Edit > Show Inspector or use the keyboard shortcut Command+Option+I. Let's just move this over a little bit. And here you can see the Inspector window.

Viewing and editing events

One of the quirks of the previous version of iCal that many people found slowed them down, was that viewing the details of any event required first double-clicking the event, and if you wanted to edit an event, you have to click the Edit button. And as you can see, this multiple-step process still exists here in this latest version of iCal, but you can change some options to make your workflow a little smoother. First, and most importantly, iCal now has an omnipresent Inspector, similar to the Inspector you'll find in other Apple applications. To display it, choose Edit > Show Inspector or use the keyboard shortcut Command+Option+I. Let's just move this over a little bit. And here you can see the Inspector window.

Inspector stays open and in place as you select events in your calendar, so you don't have to worry about double-clicking and jumping around the screen to view events. And you no longer have to click an Edit button to make changes to an event. Just select the event, and then click in the Inspector to make the required changes. Now there may also be times when you need to view the details of multiple events simultaneously. For example, if you need to make sure two events don't conflict with each other. Go to iCal > Preferences. Go to the Advanced tab and select the new checkbox labeled 'Open events in separate windows.' Now when I single-click events, I still see the details in the Inspector, but when I double-click events they open in their own floating window. And I can double-click other events to open them in their own windows as well.

Again, this gives you the ability to look at event side-by-side to check them for conflicts or maybe just to serve as a visual reminder of an upcoming event.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 4s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 7s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 7s
  5. 6m 11s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 29s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
      58s
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
      50s
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
      52s
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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