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iCal Alerts You Can't Miss

Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.

First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.

Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.

Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!

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TidBITS Changes

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In response to a number of suggestions, several small changes have been made in the TidBITS stack. They will not transfer to the previous stacks already in your TidBITS Archive, but they will be present from now on.

First, there is an invisible button at the top of the screen which shows the menu bar when you move into it and hides the menu bar when you move out of it. Some people mentioned that this was annoying on a large screen. We don't have one and didn't notice. The button now checks to see if you have a large or small screen and only shows or hides the menu bar if you have a small screen. The same check happens at startup for automatically hiding the menu bar as well.

Second, the Delete Card button now has OK as the default because clicking the OK button was a pain for everyone, especially large screen users again. Now just hit Return to delete the card.

Third, just for your information, the Index button only has an effect after you have changed a title, added a card, or deleted a card. Sorry if it's misleading, but it will be integrated in the next major upgrade.

We are working on a major upgrade to the TidBITS stack, but it will some time before we send it out because we want a really well designed interface and data handling stack. We weren't expecting such an enthusiastic response and had designed and tested the current stack in a day or so.

Thank you for your support and please feel free to send us any suggestions or comments.

-Adam C. Engst
-Tonya Byard

 

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