Show more than seven days in iCal’s week view

If you’re like us, iCal is constantly running on your Mac. Lion brought a few changes to iCal, mostly in terms of looks. Not getting into the debate whether the skeuomorphic design approach is good or not, we’d like to show you a nice tweak to iCal’s week view:

Sometimes it might be nice to have an overview of more than one week, especially when you have the screen real estate (like on 16:9 or 16:10 displays).

To do this, you need to enable iCal’s hidden ‘Debug’ menu; either by using an application like MacPilot, or by typing the following command in Terminal:

defaults write IncludeDebugMenu 1

After that, just open the Debug menu, go to the ‘Top Sekret’ (sic) » ‘Days In Week View’ section and choose between 14, 21 and 28 days. After that you have to switch away from and then back to the week view.

The result should look something like this:

Have any other tips that increase productivity? Share with us in the comments.

Thanks to @shadowbottle for the tip.

Disclaimer: All changes you make to the default configuration of an application, you do so at your own risk.

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