The first thing you’ll notice is that the overall feel is much more like iOS, with added textures and subtle colour-coding for calendars.
In iCal’s header, click on ‘Year’ to bring up the new annual view. Every month is displayed and the days are colour-coded depending on how busy you are.
Click on the arrows in the top-right of the window to enter full screen mode. Full screen mode works with many of the applications you use on your Mac.
Apps in full screen mode occupy their own spaces, which means you can use a three-fingered swipe to flick between them and your regular desktops.
To resize iCal’s window, drag any corner – this is a departure from Snow Leopard where you only used to be able to drag the bottom-right corner.
Click the plus sign to create a quick event – they recognise details in what you type such as date and time and add them to events automatically.
Once you’ve created a quick event, it’ll appear in the calendar along with its details window. Here you can add locations and invite guests.
Double-clicking on an event will still bring up its details and allow you to edit them. Clicking once and hitting the backspace key will delete an event.
Clicking Calendars in iCal’s header will allow you to choose which are displayed. To add or subscribe to new calendars, click Calendars in the menubar.
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