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    Cool iCal Dock icon should show today's date
    With all the other great things OS X and Apple applications bring to the digital table, I'm genuinely surprised that the iCal icon doesn't have as much functionality as the Mail icon. Would there be an easy way to do this with a plugin?

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    The only way to get it to show the current date, is to leave the program open and click on the red dot to close the window.
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    Wow, thanks rman! It only uses about 15M of RAM to keep it running, I might just have it start when I boot. That's great, thanks!

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    You can also show it in the menu bar if you fiddle with the Date and Time settings, or get a widget...

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    IronMac -- I do have the calendar widget, I'm trying to avoid having to jump to the Dashboard every time I need the date. I tried playing in the menu bar date & time settings and couldn't find a way to show the actual date (day of the week yes, but date no).

    The iCal thing works for my needs, and I see it as another elegant OS X thing.

    But thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    I tried playing in the menu bar date & time settings and couldn't find a way to show the actual date
    Try this:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...58&postcount=7
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    odd, tried that instruction in the linked thread.

    customized the date to DoW.Date.Month.Year (Thu.01.Jan.2006)

    copied that into the time under customize time (Thu.01.Jan.2006 23:59)

    "ok'd" everything, even tried a restart, my time still says: "Thu 1:56 CST" on the bar.

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    The iCal dock icon shows my birthday, July 17, by default.

    I like that.
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    Todd and/or hotskate, did it actually work for you guys?

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    worked for me

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    well, i guess i'll have to tinker some more.

    what's the format you've got showing up now?

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    i guess i can try that format. maybe it like some formts over others, and/or i'm trying to use some sort of "illegal" or incompatable format.

    thx!

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