AMITIAE - Monday 8 September 2014
Cassandra: Making Changes to Calendar Colors in Apple's Calendar App
By Graham K. Rogers
There are also other events such as those that involve Apple, for example the special event that is being held in Cupertino (Flint Center), which appears on my calendar as just before midnight Tuesday. The Apple calendar is red.
When we create a new calendar, the application itself selects the colour automatically. The Work calendar is the most often-used, but every time I look at it, I am bored by the drab nature of the green that it uses. I decided to change the colour, but could not find this initially. It is not hidden, but takes a small effort to find.
At the top of the Information panel is the calendar name, which can be edited. Alongside the name is a button for selecting the color. The standard 7 colors are shown with "Other" at the botom.
Clicking on "Other" reveals a panel which gives the user several ways to select colours (wheel, sliders, palettes, image palettes, and crayons). Clicking on a default color, or one from the palettes changes the calendar colour.
My Work calendar now sports a different (experimental) shade and I will see how I get on with that. As the calendars are synchronised via iCloud, the colour change also appeared on my office iMac and the iPhone. There are expected to be changes to the way this feature works in OS X 10.10, Yosemite.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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