Sometimes I see events like these on external calendars shown in my Calendar.app:

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There is a striped pattern behind it. Makes it look cancelled.

How do I add this effect to events that I create myself?

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That is how Calendar indicates that you have responded with a 'Maybe' to the meeting invite. There isn't a way that you can create your own meeting and respond to yourself with a maybe. However, you could create a separate calendar account and send yourself (original calendar) invites, to which you respond 'Maybe'.

  • Good answer, thanks for explaining it. I wish that Calendar.app let you apply this graphical effect manually. How do you "send yourself invites"?
    – minseong
    Oct 22, 2020 at 13:21
  • made slight edits: I am suggesting creating an additional calendar account, and send an invite to the original calendar, where you indicate 'maybe' (two calendar accounts needed)
    – cmason
    Oct 22, 2020 at 14:02

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