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I am new to Mac, Mac OS X and iCal.

In the monthly view of iCal, I found it very inconvenient to read only the first 10-12 characters of an event's title. To read the full length title, I have to do one of the following:

  • go to full screen
  • reduce font size to "unreadable"
  • open the event edit dialog
  • go to the daily view

None of the above options satisfies me.

Is there a way to have iCal display additional info (full title, comments...) when mouse stay over an event for one second or so?

Alternatively, is there a way to make a long (> 10 chars) title wrap to a new line rather than being cut with ...?

  • The short answer is no, you've listed the only possible ways – conorgriffin Jul 19 '12 at 23:28
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    There are many threads (on other forums) asking about the title wrapping, but I'm afraid it isn't possible. For reference, I found this, this, and this. – gtmtg Jul 19 '12 at 23:30
  • @gtm: Would you post this as an answer? – wap26 Jul 20 '12 at 0:29
  • There is one more option: "Edit" → "Show Inspector" - or alt+cmd+I - then clicking an event will display the details in the "Inspector" window – iolsmit Jul 20 '12 at 0:34
  • That's not really what I was looking for but this is a convenient feature though. – wap26 Jul 20 '12 at 0:37
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There are many threads (on other forums) asking about the title wrapping, but I'm afraid it isn't possible. For reference, I found this, this, and this.

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What MACOSX Version are you using? Because in Lion 10.7.4 using iCal on Monthly view, you just need to click the event and it will pop up all event description.

  • Sure, this is what I listed as "open the edit dialog", but then you have to click once again to close the description. I was actually looking for something with no click at all, instead of 2 clicks. I received a brand new MacBook Air just one week ago, so I assume I use the very latest version of Lion. – wap26 Jul 18 '12 at 6:47
  • You can also press Space to show/hide the info. – iolsmit Jul 20 '12 at 0:36

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