I'm running OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks). The new calendar design has the weekends tinted gray. Fine, I suppose, if you're a 9-5er, but I'm a musician and weekends are my weekdays. Weeks aren't all the same, and any day can be a work day or a day off.

Gray color for Saturday

Does anyone know how to turn off the gray tint if I can't assign my weekends to match my actual schedule?

  • What happens if you change "Week Begins On..." to Friday? – Kerlix Dec 24 '13 at 20:30
  • It just moves the calendar to the side — doesn't change the shading of the days. – grg Dec 24 '13 at 20:57

No, this cannot be changed.

It is hard coded.

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  • You cannot, there are no other options for color. Sorry. – user185553 May 31 '16 at 15:13

I checked all of the preference values stored in com.apple.iCal.plist and there's nothing that affects what days are gray, so I don't think this is possible even with a hidden setting.

A pragmatic approach might be to use a different calendar app to read the same data as Apple's calendar uses. Two of the best options for third party calendars are:

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