Calendar (El Capitan): Alerts preferences

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Alerts preferences
Alerts preferences in Calendar

Set alert and notification preferences for Calendar events. To set these options, open Calendar, choose Calendar > Preferences, then click Alerts.

Account

Choose the account whose alert preferences you want to change.

Events

Choose a default alert for new events. Choose None to not have a default alert.

All Day Events

Choose a default alert for new all-day events. Choose None to not have a default alert.

Birthdays

Choose a default alert for birthdays (in the Birthdays calendar). Choose None to not have a default alert.

Use these default alerts on only this computer

Select to use the default alert settings on only this Mac, and not on other devices where you use Calendar.

Time to leave

Select to receive notifications when it’s time to leave for events whose location contains an address. You receive a notification based on your current location, the event’s location, and current traffic at these times:

  • Before you need to leave

  • When you need to leave

  • If you’re running late

Show shared calendar messages in Notification Center

Select to receive calendar invitation notifications in the top-right corner of the screen. If you deselect this option, you still receive notices in Calendar or by email.

Show invitation messages in Notification Center

Select to receive event invitation notifications in the top-right corner of the screen. If you deselect this option, you still receive notices in Calendar or by email.

Published Date: Sep 19, 2017
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