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.