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I'm a Perl coder living in Bethlehem, PA and working Philadelphia. I'm a philosopher and theologan by training, but I was shocked to learn upon my graduation that these skills don't have many associated careers. Now I write code.

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Saturday November 19, 2005
09:31 AM

spotlight is almost entirely useless

[ #27655 ]

I want to be able to get a listing of all upcoming iCal events in a list like this:

  Shave the Dog - in 1 day

  File for Unemployment - in 2 days

  Head Transplant - in 2 days

iCal can't do this. I thought, "Hey, maybe I finally have a use for Spotlight." I opened a Find interface in Finder and try to figure out what to do. It took about five minutes for the "Other" kind input to let me type in "iCal Event."

Then the iCal events show up after another minute or two (hey, weren't this already indexed?). Their names all list as 2DCEFC62-459F-11D9-97C4-0003938972DC-RID%2F-.icalevent

Are you freaking kidding me?

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  • I do the same search and I get "english" event names. Not what you got.
    • I don't recall ever doing any kind of special setup. I see my ical events clear as a bell in both the apple-spacebar dialog and the Finder search field.

      I'm running 10.4.3