In Calendar 6 (mountain lion) when I use command E to bring up an edit window after I make changes I haven't been able to find a keyboard short cut to close that window and keep whatever info I've entered or changed.

I've searched quite a bit on this question. I've seen using Esc suggested, but that cancels the info/changes. I think that may have worked for older versions of (iCal).

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As far as I'm aware, there is no single keyboard shortcut to do this. What you can do is this; after completing your edit, hit "Command E" followed by the space bar. Command E will collapse the edit window and the space bar will dismiss the info box while preserving your edits.

  • Cmd+E followed by spacebar does indeed do the trick. A single key press would have been nice though, like just pressing the ESC key, which did work in iCal.
    – user36793
    Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 8:58

If it's an existing event, don't use Cmd+E, use Cmd+I. That's Get Info, but it looks like you can edit just the same. Then Cmd+W closes it.


Yeah, enter (⌅ / fn+return). It also selects the default button in other views and applies changes to text objects in Photoshop.

  • Close the editing window in iCal on OSX 10.6 can be achieved with ENTER and on 10.9 with ENTER and RETURN. I don't have a 10.8 Mountain Lion at hand, but likely RETURN and/or ENTER works.
    – porg
    Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 13:30

In Calendar Preferences, under the advanced tab, turn off the function that asks you before you change an event, and then just hit Command + W and it closes it.

  • This doesn't actually solve the OP's problem. This setting actually controls whether or not Calendar sends you a message before sending changes to an event.
    – jbharper2
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 5:04

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