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Hide your Reminders list in iCal

In iCal, press Command-Option-T to hide your Reminders list if it is showing.

Go forward in the main calendar view in iCal

In iCal, press Command-Right Arrow to go forward in the main calendar view.

Duplicate an event in iCal

In iCal, to duplicate an event in your calendar, Control-click the event, then choose Duplicate from the pop-up menu.

Check on checkboxes in the Calandars list in iCal

In iCal, press the Space bar when viewing the Calendars pop-up list to select the checkbox for the selected calendar.

Show the Availability panel in iCal

In iCal, to show the Availability panel, press Shift-Command-A.

Hide the Availability panel in iCal

In iCal, to hide the Availability panel, press Shift-Command-A.

Exit full screen view in iCal

In iCal, press Control-Command-F to exit full screen view.

Mail a reminder in iCal

In iCal, to mail a reminder, Control-click it in your Reminders list, then choose "Mail Reminder" from the pop-up menu.

Move an event one week later in iCal

In iCal, select an event in Month view, then press Control-Down Arrow to move the event one week later in the month.

Show information for a reminder in iCal

In iCal, to show information for a reminder, select it in your Reminders list, then press Command-I.

Make an event end 15 minutes sooner in iCal

In iCal, in Day or Week view, select an event then press Shift-Control-Up Arrow to make the event end 15 minutes sooner.

Jump to the next item in iCal

In iCal, after selecting an event or to-do item in the main calendar view, press Tab to jump to the next item.

Go to today’s date in iCal

In iCal, press Command-T in day, week, or month view to go to today’s date.

Make a backup in iCal

In iCal, to make a backup copy of your iCal calendars, events, and reminder lists, choose File>Export>iCal Archive.

Automatically delete events after they have passed in iCal

In iCal, to automatically delete events one or more days after they have passed, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced, and select "Delete events”.

Move a reminder to another reminder list in iCal

In iCal, to move a reminder to another reminder list, double-click the reminder and choose a reminder list from the List pop-up menu.

Enter full screen view in iCal

In iCal, press Control-Command-F to enter full screen view.

Check off checkboxes in the Calandars list in iCal

In iCal, press the Space bar when viewing the Calendars pop-up list to deselect the checkbox for the selected calendar, if it is checked.

Quickly open the event editor window in iCal

In iCal, press Command-E to quickly open the event editor window for a selected event in your calendar.

Show your Reminders list in iCal

In iCal, press Command-Option-T to show your Reminders list.

Change your default calendar in iCal

In iCal, to change your default calendar, into which new events are automatically added, choose iCal> Preferences, then click General and select a calendar from the Default Calendar pop-up menu.

Go to a specific date in iCal

In iCal, press Shift-Command-T in day, week, or month view to go to a specific date.

Sort the Reminders list in iCal

In iCal, to sort Reminders by due date, priority, title, or calendar, Control-click in the Reminders list and choose "Sort by" from the pop-up menu.

Duplicate a reminder in iCal

In iCal, to duplicate a reminder in your Reminders list, Control-click the reminder, then choose Duplicate from the pop-up menu.

Change the color of your calendar in iCal

In iCal, to change the color of your calendar, click Calendars and select a calendar from the list, then choose Edit> Get Info and choose a new color from the pop-up menu.

Go to the next or previous day, week, month or year in iCal

In iCal on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left or right with two fingers to go to the next or previous day, week, month or year.

Adjust the size of text in iCal

In iCal in OS X Lion, to adjust the size of text, press Command-Plus to make text bigger or press Command-Minus to make it smaller.

Add an event to your calendar in iCal

In iCal, to quickly add an event to your calendar, click the Add (+) button, enter the event's info (such as "meeting Tuesday at 1PM"), then press Return.

View a birthdays calendar in iCal

In iCal, to view a calendar with friends' and family's birthdays entered in Address Book, choose iCal> Preferences> General and select "Show Birthdays calendar".

Automatically delete To Do items after they are completed in iCal

In iCal, to automatically delete To Do items one or more days after they are completed, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced> Delete to do items.

Make an event end 15 minutes later in iCal

In iCal, in Day or Week view, select an event then press Shift-Control-Down Arrow, to make the event end 15 minutes later.

Find public event calendars to subscribe to in iCal

In iCal, to find holiday, sports, or other general public event calendars to subscribe to, choose Calendar> Find Subscriptions.

Jump to the previous item in iCal

In iCal, after selecting an event or to-do item in the main calendar view, press Shift-Tab to jump to the previous item.

Show previously-declined shared calendar events in iCal

In iCal, to make visible in your calendar shared calendar events that you previously declined, choose View> Show Declined Events.

Use the keyboard to switch between views in iCal

In iCal, press Command-1, Command-2, or Command-3 to switch to Day view, Week view, or Month view, respectively.

Update a subscribed calendar in iCal

In iCal, select a subscribed calendar in the Calendar list, then choose Calendar> Refresh, to update it with its latest information.

Go backwards in the main calendar view in iCal

In iCal, press Command-Left Arrow to go backwards in the main calendar view.

Turn off all alarms in iCal

In iCal, to turn off all alarms for all calendar events and to-to items at once, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced, then select "Turn off all alarms".

View a map for an address in an event's note in iCal

In iCal, highlight an address in an event's note then Control-click it and select "Show Map", to view the address in Google maps.

Automatically hide to do items in iCal which have been completed

In iCal, to hide to do items after they are completed, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced and select "Hide to do items X days after they have been completed".

Move an event one week earlier in iCal

In iCal, select an event in Month view, then press Control-Up Arrow to move the event one week earlier in the month.

Find and download free calendars to use with iCal

In iCal, find free calendars to download for US and international holidays, sports schedules, cultural events, etc. via Calendar> Find Subscriptions.

Move an event to a different calendar in iCal

To move an event in iCal to a different calendar in your calendars list, Control-click the event then scroll to the Calendar menu item and choose a calendar.

Add a new calendar group in iCal

In iCal, to add a new Calendar Group (instead of a new Calendar), hold Shift and click the "+" button in the lower left corner of the iCal window.

Quickly switch from month view to day view in iCal

In iCal, when viewing your calendar by month, double-click a day number to switch to day view for that particular date.

Search for event invitees, locations or notes in iCal

In iCal, click the magnifying glass pop-up menu in the search field to search for event invitees, event locations or notes.

Show information for an event in iCal

In iCal, to show information for an event, select it in your calendar, then press Command-I.

Move an event to the next or previous day in iCal

In iCal, select an event then press Control-Right Arrow or Control-Left Arrow to move the event to the next or previous day in your calendar.

Automatically set an alarm when creating new iCal events

In iCal, to automatically set an alarm for all new events as they are created, choose iCal> Preferences> General> Add a default alarm to all new events.

Send details about an iCal event via Mail

In iCal, Control-click an event and select "Mail Event" from the menu to send the event's details (with an attached .ics file) to a colleague via Mail.

Change a scheduled event to an all-day event in iCal

To change an event scheduled for a specific time in iCal to an all-day event, Control-click it and select "Make All-Day Event" from the pop-up menu.

Quickly edit the title of an event in iCal

To quickly edit the title of an existing event in iCal, press the Option key while double-clicking the event, then enter its new title.

Move an event’s start time up by 15 minutes in iCal

In iCal, in Day view, select an event and press Control-Up Arrow to move the event’s start time up by 15 minutes.

Change a scheduled event to an all-day event in iCal

To change an event scheduled for a specific time in iCal to an all-day event, Control-click it and choose "Make All-Day Event" from the pop-up menu.

Configure iCal to open events in separate windows

Configure iCal to open events in their own window when you double-click on them via iCal> Preferences> Advanced> Open events in separate windows.

Move an event’s start time down by 15 minutes in iCal

In iCal, in Day view, select an event and press Control-Down Arrow to move the event’s start time down by 15 minutes.

Quickly select or deselect calendars in iCal

Command-click on any calendar (either stored on your Mac or subscribed to) in iCal to select or deselect all of them at once.