Best Handy Google Calendar Keyboard Shortcuts 2022.
Anyone using Google Calendar on a computer should learn at least some of the handy Google Calendar keyboard shortcuts. We’ll look at shortcuts to help you view, navigate, and work with your calendar more efficiently.
We discussed why Google Calendar is the best online calendar. Since then, we’ve discovered even more ways to integrate Google Calendar into your life, especially if you use Google Workspace. For example, if you want to add the weather to your calendar, use Gcal notifications to support Atomic Habits, or sync Slack with your Google calendar, we’ve got you covered. Many iPhone and Mac users have found that they like Google Calendar more than iCal.
Whether you use Google Calendar through Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari, or the web browser on your Linux machine, these keyboard shortcuts will make your work easier. There are not very many keyboard shortcuts, so with a little practice you should be able to remember them all, especially since many of them are standard keyboard shortcuts that you already use in other programs such as Microsoft Excel.
How to Turn on Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Calendar
You access Google Calendar through a web browser, so it doesn’t matter if you’re using a Windows PC, an Android device, or an Apple device. Please note that keyboard shortcuts only work when using a computer. These keyboard shortcuts will not work on your iPad.
You have to enable keyboard shortcuts in Google Calendar to make them work, unlike other Google apps like Google Docs or Gmail (or even Microsoft Office) where keyboard shortcuts work automatically.
To enable keyboard shortcuts in Google Calendar, follow these steps.
Open Google Calendar in a browser and sign in to your account.Tap the “Settings” icon in the upper right corner.Scroll down to the “Keyboard Shortcuts” section.Make sure the checkbox is checked Enable keyboard shortcuts installed.Scroll down and click Save.
6 Shortcuts for Viewing Your Google Calendar
There are six ways to view your Google calendar.
Custom view. Set custom view in settings. Choose from 2 to 7 days or 2 to 4 weeks.
View schedule. Some people call this “Agenda View” because it shows you a list of upcoming events on your calendar.
So it’s no surprise that there are six keyboard shortcuts for changing the calendar view. If you are using shortcuts, you do not need to select the view from the drop down list. Each view has two keyboard shortcuts you can use.
Day view: press 1 or d Week view: press 2 or w Month view: press 3 or m Custom view: Press 4 or xSchedule view: press 5 or aYear view: press 6 or y
Shortcuts for Navigating Your Google Calendar
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the calendar.
Previous Period: Press p or k. For example, if you are viewing today’s calendar in Day view and press p or k, Google will display yesterday in Day view. If you are viewing the current month’s calendar in Month view and press p or k, it will switch to the previous period—in this case, the previous month.Next Period: Press n or j. As you understand, this label will display the next period in any active calendar view. So, if you are viewing 2022 in year view and press n or j, Google will display the calendar for 2023.Today: press t. We use this one all the time. No matter which date or range of dates you are viewing on the calendar, pressing t will take you back to the current day or range that includes today.Go to a date: press g. If you don’t want to select a date with your mouse in the tiny calendar on the left side of the Google Calendar app, you can press g instead. A pop-up window will appear where you can enter the specific date you want to view.
Shortcuts for Events on Your Google Calendar
Google Calendar uses its own set of keyboard shortcuts to create appointments and add event details.
Create event: press c.Edit event: press e.Delete event: press return or delete key.Undo last action (if possible): Ctrl + z or just z. Return to calendar view. Press the Esc key. For example, if you’re creating a new event and decide to discard it, press ESC to return to the calendar.Save the event: Ctrl + s or just s.
Application Shortcuts for Google Calendar
Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Google Calendar.
Search: Press /. It’s easy to remember if you remember that it’s the same key as the question mark.Highlight the “Search people to meet” text box: Shift + = or +. Using this shortcut will allow you to quickly find people to add to the event. Once you find the person you want to meet, press Enter and a pop-up window will appear where you can schedule an event with the person or people of your choice.
Opening the create dialog: Press Shift + c or q. This shortcut opens a dialog where you can create a new event or task.
Print: press Ctrl + p.Settings: press s.Go to sidebar: press Alt + Ctrl + period or Alt + Ctrl + comma. This will change your cursor focus to a sidebar where you can navigate through options like Google Keep, Tasks, Contacts, and Google Maps. Press Enter to open the selected application in the sidebar. Mac users can use Command + Option + Period or Command + Option + Comma. And if you have a Chromebook, try Alt + Shift + period or Alt + Shift + comma. The sidebar is almost identical to the sidebar you might already be using in Google Drive.
Show information about a person or group. First, select a person in the Find People field. Then press Alt + Right Arrow and the contact card will appear.
How to View a List of All the Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Calendar
And here is the important bonus tag. If you can’t remember a shortcut, you can always press ? on your keyboard (Shift + /) to open a list of all keyboard shortcuts available to you in Google Calendar.
Best Handy Google Calendar Keyboard Shortcuts 2022
Best Handy Google Calendar Keyboard Shortcuts 2022