4 ways to customize your week in iCalDon’t want your week starting on Sunday? That’s a tall order in real life; in the Mac’s Calendar app, though, it’s an easy fix.

Not only will Calendar (or “iCal,” as it was called until the Mac’s recent “Mountain Lion” update) let you start the week on any day you want, it’ll also let you adjust the number of days in a week (oh, if only it were so in reality), when a day starts and ends, and how many hours are squeezed into the daily calendar window.

Ready to shape your week—or your week in Calendar, at least—just the way you want?

Mac Calendar settings

Visit the Preferences menu to change the first day of Calendar’s week, when the day starts, and more.

Let’s start with…

1. Start the week on any day you want

Want the week to start on, say, Monday instead of Sunday? No problem.

  • Open the Calendar menu (just click on “Calendar” in the top-left corner of the screen), select Preferences, then click the General tab.
  • Click on the pull-down menu labeled “Start week on,” then pick a day—Monday, for the sake of example.
  • Presto! Your week in Calendar now begins on Monday, with your precious weekend days huddled together at the end of the week, where they belong.
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