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Enable The Debug Feature In iCal For Bonus Features And Tweaks

Mac: If you’re an iCal user on OS X Lion, you might have noticed the lack of customisation tweaks in the app. OS X Daily has put together a way to access iCal’s debug menu and gain a few handy features.

Quit iCal and launch Terminal. Enter this command:

defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 1

Open iCal again and find the Debug menu. Most of these options are for developers, but OS X Daily points out a few that are handy for daily users, including:

  • Show more than seven days in a week. This is probably the most handy if you like a good two-week calendar but don’t need the whole month.
  • Open multiple iCal windows with Command+L so you can compare dates.
  • Adjust the number of weeks that appear in Day View.

It’s not a bad set of hidden options if you use iCal on a daily basis. If you decide you don’t like the new menu option clogging up your menu bar, you can disable it by hopping back into Terminal and typing:

defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 0

Restart iCal and you should be back to normal.

Enable iCal Debug Menu to Access 24 Additional Options & Tweaks [OS X Daily]