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5 speedy keyboard shortcuts for Google Calendar

Using keyboard shortcuts is an easy way to speed up administrative tasks. Googlelaptop-820274_1280
Calendar has several shortcuts that will have you navigating your calendar and creating events in a flash.

Enable keyboard shortcuts

Before trying out the shortcuts below, you first need to make sure keyboard shortcuts are enabled in your Google Calendar.  To check:

1. Click the Settings (cog) button in the top right corner of Calendar.
2. Select Settings from the menu.
3. Scroll down until you find the Enable keyboard shortcuts section.
4. Make sure Yes is selected, then select Save.

Get speedy!

Here are five shortcuts to try out:

 

Action Shortcut key
Create a new event e
Move to the next date range (ie. the next day or week) j or n
Move to the current day t
Change to day view 1 or d
Change to month view 3 or m

 

Once you’ve mastered these, be sure to check out this complete list (from Google) of keyboard shortcuts for Google Calendar.


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