Hi this is Gary Rosenzweig with MacMost. On today's episode lets look at the new ways that iCal lets you edit events. So iCal received some improvements in snow Leopard. One of the big improvement is new ways to edit your events in iCal. this was a bit problem in past. as it wasn't obvious or easy to edit events. Lets take a look. Now in previous versions of iCal the way you will edit events was that you selected it. you simple double clicked it and comes up a pop up window. You still couldn't edit at this point you could see more information. you hit this edit button, then you can go ahead and tab through the information and edit it and press done button you see at the bottom of the screen and you are done. Kind of made it cumbersome to quickly edit this events. But we have got new ways to do it now in snow leopard. The first way is to simple hit command i immediately with the event selected. This goes ahead and brings up this info window here you can tab through the items and change things you want. Then you can go ahead and click command w to close it. This actually makes it possible to edit things without using the mouse. so no using the mouse I am gonna go ahead and i can tab forward events and then shift tab backward events when i see the one i want to edit , i just do the command i and then i can tab through the items in the event, make my changes and then i can do command w to close it. Now if you like using this method rather than old one you can use it permanently by going to iCal preferences and under the events tab click on open event in separate windows. now when i have done that, if i double click on an event instead of getting little bubble it immediately goes right to this inspector window. Now if you have lots of events to edit One of the things you can do is ,open up a floating events inspector that will change with the events select. you can do it with command option i, then you get this inspector window. now what ever i select will appear in this inspector window. you have to click on it and then go ahead and edit things that you can . so it helps you basically goes through events that you got and see all the details about them very quickly instead of having to individually open windows for each one of them. now what we talking about iCal, lets go ahead and take a look at another cool new feature which is the ability to easily add calendars from different online services such as yahoo and gmail. so goto iCal preferences like i just did and click on accounts, click on the plus button on the bottom and then you will be able to go ahead and choose from different account types. a CalDAV a calendars account, Exchange 2007 of course Google and Yahoo.All you need to do then is enter your email address or id and password for either google or yahoo, it will find all you calendars and make them available to you in iCal and it will automatically sync new events back and forth between them. so you have looked at couple of ways that apple improved iCal for snow leopard. Till next time this is Gary Rosenzweig with MacMost Now.
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