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teamshaw
28th October 2007, 09:15 AM
One thing that I had been thinking about following the recent discussion on displaying the date in the menu bar, was how in Tiger the iCal dock icon changed to the current date when iCal was running, and how cool it would be if it always showed the current date (instead of July 17) when it was not running... well I just noticed that in Leopard it does!

So now that July 17 is about to be forgotten, anyone have any ideas (or theories) of the significance of this date? I'm having a stab at it possibly being Steve's birthday :confused:

Cheers,

Ben

tcn33
28th October 2007, 09:19 AM
It was the date iCal was introduced at Macworld NY.

teamshaw
28th October 2007, 09:28 AM
Well there you go, you learn something new every day, thanks tcn33.

Kuma
28th October 2007, 09:34 AM
I just noticed that it defaults to American date.. it is the 28th here (and in Aust)
but when you quit.. it says 27th...

yet another (minor) bug
http://myskitch.com/shonankuma/untitled-20071028-083810.jpg

MacTime
28th October 2007, 09:39 AM
Mine says it's the 28th even when I quit.

dev_enter
28th October 2007, 09:39 AM
Mine says the 28th when I quit.

DJY
28th October 2007, 10:40 AM
28th here for me too

I for one am glad it now displays the current date whether open or not.

iPirate
28th October 2007, 01:05 PM
That's the thing that got me interested in Leopard, and through that, all the other Mac OSes.

oddturtle
28th October 2007, 01:46 PM
how does it do that? Something must be running, can you turn it off?

ozboi
28th October 2007, 03:14 PM
It's probably a core function of the same clock that runs in the menu bar. It only needs to run once a day anyway so I'd say it's not a big resource user.

Linux_insidev2
28th October 2007, 03:15 PM
how does it do that? Something must be running, can you turn it off?




It's probably a core function of the same clock that runs in the menu bar. It only needs to run once a day anyway so I'd say it's not a big resource user.

I Agree, if it isn't in your dock it doesn't update anyway.

thorevenge
28th October 2007, 03:47 PM
I've never opened it and it says 27th.

Currawong
28th October 2007, 03:56 PM
Check that your computer's time zone isn't wrong. iCal can operate in multiple time zones.

Kuma
29th October 2007, 01:28 AM
interesting.. just gone on the 29th here.. and now it works....

rtc
29th October 2007, 05:45 AM
I just noticed that it defaults to American date.. it is the 28th here (and in Aust)
but when you quit.. it says 27th...

yet another (minor) bug
http://myskitch.com/shonankuma/untitled-20071028-083810.jpg

try changing your clock to update from the apple asia time server instead of the usa one.

just a guess

otherwise it'd be right for half the day and wrong for half.

Squozen
29th October 2007, 06:06 AM
Um, that's not how time servers work. :)

DJY
29th October 2007, 06:12 AM
Mmm mine still is displaying Oct 28 today (and it's the 29th!)
iCal is open...

Quit app and re-open and it changed to Oct 29.

Kuma
30th October 2007, 10:04 AM
problem still exists....
multi time support off..
and using asian time server