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How do I change the iCal default alarm from Message with Sound to just plain Message?

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If you control click/right click on an event in iCal>Get Info, then click the "Edit" button in the bottom right hand corner, you should be able to change the alarm to just "Message".

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This works for an individual event, but I want to change the default alarm in iCal so all future events use it rather than me having to change it myself. – churnd Jan 13 '10 at 11:26
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Apparently it's not possible.

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can you somehow confirm this? – Dror Jul 17 '12 at 6:41

If you edit the sound setting in the iCal plist, you can affect the default. See a description of steps. I suppose you would want to create a sound file (AIFF format) that was silent to replace the current one.

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