It constantly amazes me that the Mac OS is set up so that operations that can all be performed using a keyboard require a mouse to complete them. In this case, it's editing events in iCal (or adding them, if you add them by double-clicking on the day/time as I do). You can fill in the entire event details using the keyboard - but then there's no Save key combo. I've had to make a mouse move-and-click shortcut in iKey to click on the Done button, since there's no equivalent item in the iCal menu. Cmd-E to finish editing doesn't return you to the calendar, just to the Revert/Edit pane, and then you have to click on a button again.
Accessibility my arse.
I love iKey with a fiery passion.
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That said, Quick Event doesn't give you any control over which calendar (if you have multiples), alarm prefs, or any other details that have to be accessed via the drop-downs.
I think both of you should just sell your Macs and switch to Windows.
That said, you can Tab through all of the options and settings when using Quick Events. There are key commands for everything in iCal, no mouse needed, although using the mouse or the Find function to get to an appointment at the end of the month is easier than Tabbing through a couple of weeks of stuff.
It constantly amazes me that the Mac OS is set up so that operations that can all be performed using a keyboard require a mouse to complete them. In this case, it's editing events in iCal (or adding them, if you add them by double-clicking on the day/time as I do). You can fill in the entire event details using the keyboard - but then there's no Save key combo.
Instead of Command-E or double click for Edit, do a Command-I. When you're done editing, Command-W to close the Info window.
If making a new event by double clicking the date, name it, hit Return, then Command-I to edit. Command-W out of it.
No iKey needed. There are key combos for everything in iCal.
Maybe I'm not s'plainin' it right. You can't get to a drop down by tabbing. You have to click it with the mouse. Then you can use the arrow key to navigate the drop down menu once you're in it. But without the mouse, ya cahn't get thayah frum heyah.
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