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A calendar is visual representation of time, often charted by months, weeks, or days. Often, a calendar app will help one organize events on a calendar, and sometimes provide alerts or reminders as well.

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Spam iCloud Calendar Invitations

Today I've suddenly received spam calendar invitation for $19.99 Ray Ban sunglasses (never subscribed, checked, searched or visited any related site, so clearly spam) and it has other visible email ...
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Calendar problems with iOS 7 right after updating the device

Calendar on iPhone 4s does not work with iOS 7. It stopped working 2 days ago. It won't open on the phone. iCloud is working fine and so is iCal on my MacPro. How do I get it to work again?
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iCloud calendar not sending invites

As in the title. iCloud calendar is not sending invites to people being invited. No matter whether I try via icloud.com or iCal.app synced with iCloud - it just doesn't. No events no updates. Tested ...
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Is it possible to change the default duration for a new event in Calendar from 60 min to 30 min

I know I can adjust it while I'm creating the event, and I can always change it afterwards, but I'd like the default to be 30 min, as that works best for me.
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OS X Calendar - view shared Google calendars

I've been able to add a Google Calendar (CalDAV) account to OS X Calendar (v6, Mountain Lion 10.8.5) without problem, and all my own calendars show up. Is there a way of seeing calendars others have ...
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How do I enable the Debug menu in Calendar?

The following command entered in Terminal will enable the Debug menu in iCal (Lion): defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu YES I would like to accomplish the same thing in Calendar (...
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how to force sync of calendars on iPhone?

I have various calendars from iCloud and Google and it's very often that an event will be deleted from Google calendar but the iPhone will still show it. The same calendar is on iCal on my Mac and it ...
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Calendar.app extremely slow in El Capitan. Rebuild cache? Other solution?

After updating to El Capitan, my friend found her Calendar.app runs extremely slowly. Clicking the button to move to the next week's display results in spinning beach ball (the new one). Beach ball ...
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How to view public Exchange calendars from iCal?

In my company, people use shared Exchange calendars to organize their work. They see all the public calendars in Exchange after they login. Sadly, this doesn't work for me on Mac: after adding the ...
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How to set up a local calendar while using iCloud for other calendar on mavericks

I would like to have some additional calendars that are not synced through iCloud on one of my computers. I have been using this calendar to run small programs at certain times. These programs are ...
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Where are Reminders stored on disk?

I did a clean install of El Capitan and would like to retrieve my Reminders from my Time Machine backup. Which files exactly do I need to restore? I have read reminders are stored in ~/Library/...
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iOS Calendar showing year as 2559 BE

My iPhone 5's Calendar shows the year as 2559 BE and I'm unable to change that to the current year.
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Two Calendar alerts not working since iOS 9 update

Since the iOS 9.0.x update, I can't set two different alerts on calendar entries. Whatever I put in for the first or second alert overwrites both time periods. Is there a fix or workaround for ...
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What happens if I attempt to send an invitation from the Calendar app to an email address that doesn't have an associated Apple ID?

If I have a standard IMAP mail account set as my default on an iOS device and I then attempt to send somebody an invetation from the Calendar app, what happens if the recipient doesn't have an Apple ...
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How do I sync my Google calendar with my iPhone?

So I have set up my calendar on Google. I am trying to get it to sync those changes to my calendar application on my iPhone 4S. I currently have under "Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars" the ...
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Can't switch from Calendar month view to day

From the calendar month view, I can't select a date, and jump to the day view. Running iOS 9.0.2 on iPhone 6
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Hide specific calendars from Notification Center

I currently have five Calendar events displaying in Notification Center at a time. However, I have one specific calendar that I'd like to hide from it, as it has too many events for the Calendar-in-...
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How can I diagnose or fix the CalendarAgent occupying a whole CPU on Mountain Lion?

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion from Lion I see the CalendarAgent process occupying a large amount of 1 CPU on my late-2008 MacBook Pro. To fix this (as suggested by a Google result) I tried ...
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Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.1. My Calendar app is showing me a ridiculous number of birthday calendars ("Friends' Birthdays" under Gmail, "Birthdays" under Facebook, and 8 separate calendars ...
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How to add a Google calendar shared with me, to my iCloud calendars

A colleague has shared her Google calendar with me. It appears in Google calendar just fine. In the calendar settings I can see the iCal URL, but when I attempt to subscribe to that address in Apple ...
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How do I send invitations for Calendar events with locations?

If a Calendar event has a location associated with it, no invitations are ever sent to any of the invitees. In fact, once a location is added to an event, no subsequent updates about changes to the ...
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Displaying calendar events as text, in the terminal

Using Yosemite, is there a way to display events from my calendar in the command line? I'm aware of the stock calendars apple supplies for things like holidays and such, /usr/share/calendar/ and the ...
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Standard (ISO 8601) week number in Calendar.app?

Is there a way to have Calendar.app display its week numbers using the standard ISO 8061 week definition? The standard says a week starts on Monday, and the first Thursday of the year defines the ...
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How do I stop iCal from launching Mail.app?

I do not use Mail.app, instead using Postbox 2 for all my email needs. I do use iCal for my calendaring, syncing it with my Google Apps accounts. Whenever iCal wants to send a reminder, it tries to ...
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How can I use my Google Account with Apple apps (Mail, Calendar, etc) in OS X 10.10 and older?

For months, Google has been warning me that I "may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology". The warnings directed to this page with more information. Starting on ...
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How do I show all calendar events in "Today view" in iOS 9?

I just updated my iPhone to iOS 9 and noticed my "Today View" only lists my next calendar event vs all my calendar events for the day. Is there a way to change this so it shows all calendar events ...
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how to disable birthday reminders in iOS and still view them in the calendar app?

Birthday reminders are nice but not if they keep popping up each day for every contact that has a birthday filled in. I don't need a popup birthday reminder. Especially not for every contact that has ...
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sync calendar and contacts without iCloud in Mavericks

How can I sync calender and contacts in Mavericks and iOS 7 without using iCloud (or any cloud for that matter)? Is the only option really to setup a CalDav and CardDav server in my local home WiFi ...
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iCal Google Sync -- how to get rid of folders (delegates)?

I've got my calendars in Google, but when I sync them with iCal I get all these ugly folders. How can I clean this up?
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Can't enable Gmail calendar syncing

I'm trying to enable calendar syncing for my work Gmail account (in System Preferences > Internet Accounts). I already have Mail and Messages enabled on the account with no problems. When I try to ...
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Is it possible to suppress hidden calendars in iOS 5's notification view?

I like seeing my upcoming appointments in the notification view, but I have several subscribed calendars that I generally keep turned off, but keep around so I can reference them when necessary. They'...
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How can I add more then one calendar from a same google account?

I have my default google calendar synchronized with my iPod-touch, and I would like to add other calendars from the same account, is there a way?
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Automator: Find Reminders by list?

I would like to retrieve all the Reminders in a specific reminders list with Automator. Searching for reminder, the available actions are “Delete Reminders”, “New Reminders Items”, “Filter Calendar ...
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Why does not Calendar.app sync to exchange calendar on Mac OS X?

My problem is not this or this. Error message: "There was an error saving ical data. Calendar App encountered a critical error while saving to the database, and recent changes may be lost. More ...
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Exchange Calendar syncing issue on Maverics

I have an Exchange calendar synced with Mavericks' Calendar app. I've changed time of one event. Since that a window with following message appears over and over: Calendar can’t delete an ...
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AppleScript to Make New Calendar in Specific Account

The AppleScript Dictionary for macOS Calendar 10.0 (High Sierra) appears to have no API for addressing specific accounts. For example… set myCalendar to make new calendar with properties {name:"New ...
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How can I have Calendar use an audible alarm for alerts?

Today I missed an event alert because I stepped away from my desk for a few minutes. What settings would affect whether Calendar Alerts have an audible alarm? Is there a way to force an audible alarm ...
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I want to create a new calendar "on my mac" but the item is missing in calendar.app v. 8

I have migrated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Sometimes I use an 'on my mac' calendar. I just wanted to create one for one of my projects, but I can only see "Exchange", "google" and "iCloud" but I don'...
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How are these Chinese spam iCloud Calendar/Reminders invitations sent to me? [duplicate]

Recently, I’ve received a couple of spam event invitations in Calendar on my Mac. The most recent had only Chinese text, and recurred at 5:46am every day. I am able to decline these by clicking on ...
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How to get calendar invites to come in as iCal and not as Google Calendar invites?

I use my Gmail email-address as my Apple ID. When people send me calendar invites, I only receive them on Google Calendar. And since I deactivated the calendar on my Macs for Gmail account, I don't ...
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Turn off autocomplete event name internal to Apple's Calendar app on Mac OS?

This is not about system autocomplete, it's about an autocomplete internal to Calendar (autocompletion of the name of the event when you create one) - and is there any way to turn it off. I have many ...
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Prevent OSX from auto-detecting and deleting dates in iCal, Reminders

I use iCal's month view, so when creating an event I put it as all-day and put the event time in the title, like so: "3:30 meeting with Steve", "9am-10am TYO-NYC flight" (if you find it unusual, I'm ...
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How to remove automatically subscribed calendar for public holidays on my iPhone?

As you can see in the screenshot below, somehow my iPhone subscribed to a calendar which is called "Deutsche Feiertage" (German public holidays). How can I find out where this is coming from and how ...
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How to add suite or apartment number to location in Calendar

How can the suite number, apartment number, etc. be added to the location in Calendar on MacOS and iOS? If an address is typed locations are suggested and Time to Leave alerts are enabled, but as ...
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Launching/showing calendar from the menu bar

Is there any app that would allow me to preview the calendar from the menu bar (i.e. show calendar with a single click)? It's all I need, I don't even need to open calendar from that app, though it ...
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What does an exclamation point mean next to an e-mail address in an iCal invitation?

I'm getting strange behavior with invitations I send from iCal to another .mac address. The invitations never show up (not in the invitee's inbox, nor in his iOS Calendar or iCal) and my iCal shows an ...
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Calendar stopped working properly on iPhone. How can I fix it?

The calendar in my iPhone does not allow me to input new events. It was working fine, and I did nothing different to the Phone. When I try to input a new event, it won't 'stick'. Here's what I know: ...
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iPhone holiday calendar off by 1 day

The built-in holiday calendar on my iPhone 8 running iOS 12.4.1 is off by one day. For example, it shows New Year's Eve on December 30 and not on December 31. So far I tried to : Enable automatic ...
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"on my mac" calendar option missing from New Calendar menu

I recently did a clean install of Mountain Lion (upgrading from Lion). Exported my calendars to a "Calendar Archive" on Lion and then imported them on Mountain Lion. Maybe I broke something, but I ...
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Apple Script: Can’t get date of "2018-12-12 10:00 AM"

Script Purpose The script below uses an App called Pashua to display a custom dialog box that returns multiple inputs. These inputs are then used to create a new Calendar event. The Issue The ...
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