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iCal Mirror setup. What happens on my other machines that are synced to my calendars? (2 posts)

  • Started 13 years ago by Carbon
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Carbon Member

    The iCal mirror setup looks great but what happens on other machines that are synced through my .mac account to the same calendar? Do they try to open the file and fail?

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    The behavior is different depending on whether the other machines are Macs, or whether they are iPhones or iPads.

    On iPhones and iPads, the iCal alarm will fail silently, so you will never be bothered by the fact that the iCal mirror setup doesn't work on them; it will be just as if the events aren't happening on the iPhone or iPad.

    On other Macs, the event alarm will attempt to open the file and fail, and iCal will display a dialog warning you that it couldn't find the file. There is no ill effect from this other than the dialog being displayed and needing to dismiss it. (The dialog will only be displayed when the iCal event happens, so if you have iCal set up to run a mirror once a day, you'd get a dialog once a day.)

    Personally, I have iCal setup to run a couple of scripts daily, and I do sync my calendars between two Macs - I don't find having to dismiss the dialog once a day too bothersome, compared to the convenience of having things happen automatically on my primary Mac.

    Unfortunately, there isn't a way to tell iCal to not sync a certain event or calendar.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #


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