In the quest for interface purity, Apple has taken the information pane out of Leopard iCal. A cleaner look for sure, but also an inconvenience for users.
In Tiger you could edit events and to-dos from the information pane. Now, to edit an iCal item, you need to double-click it, wait for the details pane and then click again on the edit button on the bottom.
These extra clicks add up over time. Especially if, like me, you live in a fluid world in which tasks and meetings are always changing. Plus, of course, there’s the principle: It ought to be more efficient. Lots of Mac users are grumpy about it as you can from a very long thread on Apple’s Discussions site.
Luckily, there is a short cut to get straight to editing an event or a to-do.
Click once on the item to highlight it. Then press âŒ˜-e (Command + ‘e’) and you launch into an edit dialog straight away. Nifty!
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Tags: Apple Mail Tips, editing events, iCal, interface purity, Productivity, to dos