Is it possible to change the color of days in Google Calendar?

Is it possible to change the color of days in Google Calendar?

I would like to be able to change the color of the days once they're over - is that possible?

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

Not with the stock app or any of the currently active labs.

You’ll need some third-party help, like perhaps a Greasemonkey script.

Answer 2:

If you switch to Google Calendar’s “new look”, past events will be faded. If you are putting off the transition because of the extra white space, just like in GMail you can reduce it by clicking the cog wheel right above the calendar and selecting Cozy or Compact.

The interface is designed to highlight only the current day because that’s what requires the most attention. If you try to change the background of past days, you’ll have to change the whole background so that they don’t become more visually prominent. That’s why the “new look” fades only the past events instead of entire days.

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Is there support for internal locations on Google Calendar?

Is there support for internal locations on Google Calendar?

Is there support for internal office locations on Google Calendar?
We have a bunch of meeting rooms and that's what appears in the Location field of an event. However, Google can't resolve that to a location?
Is it possible to establish some sort of URL that is opened when users click on our meeting room links, rather than Google passing it off to Google Maps?

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

It sounds like you are already using the calendar Resources feature. If not, you can set those up in the admin panel.

When you create resources, you can add a URL to each resource. Then when a user adds the resource to a meeting, that URL goes into the “Where:” field. We use this for GoToMeeting accounts and it works great (you set up a recurring meeting and use that as the URL). For physical locations, it would be as pretty but it should work. Definitely a bit of a hack but it gets the job done for my company (only 25 employees).

Here is a good guide on creating resources – http://www.googlegooru.com/how-to-create-a-resource-in-google-calendar/

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How do I sync my RunKeeper workout schedule with Google Calender?

How do I sync my RunKeeper workout schedule with Google Calender?

I have a RunKeeper account with an Elite subscription. I joined a training plan and can see the workout schedule on the website. I would like to sync this schedule with my Google calendar. 

I tried exporting my data for the duration of the workout, but the schedule wasn't exported with it
I linked my RunKeeper account with the app Run Calendar app which boasts "Export activities to Google/iCal and Excel" but I couldn't find a way to link/export my workout schedule.

Any other suggestions?

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

There is a “If This Then That” recipe you could utilize.

Notes: Uses http://iamnerdwin.com/work/runkeeper-activity-feed to
export data from RunKeeper and then http://www.feed43.com to turn the
data into RSS. See http://imgur.com/mwLasUY for key settings in
feed43.

It shouldn’t require much tweaking at all. Just an IFTTT.com account (they’re free!).

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Sync, not export, Facebook events with Google Apps calendar

Sync, not export, Facebook events with Google Apps calendar

I have tried this before but didn't get anywhere.
I have a Google Apps account of my own domain that I use for email, calendar and contacts. I sync all of these with my iPhone.
I would like to sync Facebook Events I am attending/maybe attending only to another calendar (separate colour) within my Google Apps account calendar. I dont want to have to export to ICS etc. everytime a new event comes up.
I have also tried using http://www.fbcal.com/ but this wouldn't show events with Google Apps.
[Follow Up Edit]

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

There’s an article on this here. I’ve not checked that it works, but it seems pretty straight forward. The essence is that instead of importing the calendar, you add the URL of your event feed as a public calendar – here’s a summary of the steps:

  1. In Facebook click on “Events”
  2. Click on “Export Events” and copy the URL
  3. In Google Calendar go to “Add” under “Other calendars” and choose “Add by URL”
  4. Paste the URL you copied from Facebook and click “Add”

[Update: to make answer more complete]
If you run into issues with private events not showing properly then check out eventbusyfix.info. This site acts as an inbetween to clear the private flag and enable Gmail to show them properly (Thanks to prestomation for this tip)
[/Update]

Hope that helps!

Answer 2:

Here is a workaround that runs on Google App Engine.

http://icalstripper.appspot.com/

Similar to:

  • eventbusyfix by bobotus
  • facebook-google-calendar-event-calendar-integration/ by Uni

Answer 3:

I found the solution for my problem with it
When using the “export” function on Facebook it gives you a wrong link

The format FB gave me was

webcal://www.facebook.com/ical/u.php?uid=111111111key=AAAAAAAAA-AAAA

but it needs to be

webcal://www.facebook.com/ical/u.php?uid=111111111&key=AAAAAAAAA-AAAA

Facebook somehow omits the “&” before “key”

with the “&” it works fine!

Answer 4:

At m.google.com/sync I had the option to sync the facebook calendar (read only) as well as my private calendars. They might have added this since you checked?

Answer 5:

You can try this free app to sync Facebook events with Google Calendar. It allows you to filter only events that you are or may be actually attending to avoid clutter.
Simple and it works!

I wonder why Facebook does not offer more customized feeds natively.

Answer 6:

As of April 2013, to sync your facebook calendar with GCal, it’s pretty simple.

  1. On the events page, click the gear in the top right. Directly next to ‘Today’.
  2. Click ‘Export’
  3. Right click ‘Upcoming Events’ and click Copy URL.
  4. Go into Google Calendar and click the arrow next to ‘Other Calendars’
  5. Click ‘Add by URL’ and paste the link you copied.

And you’re done. Google will sync up with your Facebook events just like that.

If you want to import birthdays, just follow the same steps, instead copying the other hyperlink.

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How do I change the time interval displayed in Google Calendar?

How do I change the time interval displayed in Google Calendar?

In Google Calendar's week view, the time of day is listed down the left side of the panel.  Each hour is divided into two blocks.
Is there a way to change this to "squeeze" down the time so it only displays 1 block per hour?  Or perhaps expand this to have 4 blocks in an hour?

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

looks like your need to increase the number of blocks in the daily view is a popular, yet unexecuted, feature request:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Calendar/thread?tid=2bbf77cd9466983c&hl=en

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I can’t set manage rights to outside-domain accounts in Google Calendar (GApps)

I can’t set manage rights to outside-domain accounts in Google Calendar (GApps)

I would like to add some users to be able to manage my GApps calendar. When the user is in my domain, there's no problem but when he's outside I can just set options like See all event details and See only free/busy (hide details). I need to set Make changes to events but it won't let me.
Why?
PS: in domain management in Calendar settings I have set sharing options like:

Outside Mydomain.net - set user ability
By default, calendars are not
  shared outside mydomain.net. Select the highest level of sharing that
  you want to allow for your users. 

Share all information, and outsiders can change calendars


Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

It works now. I don’t know where the error is but I think that it’s important to set Share all information, and outsiders can change calendars in Domain management Calendar settings and then you must wait until the change applies to google servers.

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How can I sync my Yahoo! Calendar with Google Calendar?

How can I sync my Yahoo! Calendar with Google Calendar?

I want to sync my Yahoo! Calendar with my Google Calendar account. 
I did this by getting an iCal link within Yahoo! Calendar and then adding it to Google Calendar, but it does not seem to fetch content from that address. 
Is there any way to achieve this?

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

You must try the host name as ‘caldav.calendar.yahoo.com’, instead of ‘calendar.yahoo.com’. This is how I solved it.

Answer 2:

I was looking to sync Yahoo with Google to have it on my mobile. The best solution I found, after 8 hours of research, was to install the SolCalendar app on my Android. There I can see and edit all calendars (for me Yahoo and Google). Using Lightning (on Thunderbird) did not work.

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How do I merge Google calendars together?

How do I merge Google calendars together?

Within one Google apps account, I have 2 Google Calendars (called Program1 and Program2) with >100 events.
How do I merge the events from both calendars into a single calendar? Program 2 has now merged into Program 1, so their events no longer belong to one or the other.

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

You can export Program 2 calendar and import its entries into the Program 1 calendar. Do this in Calendar > Calendar Settings where you’ll find the export and import links near the “Create new calendar” button.

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How can I force Google Calendar to sync/update my Tripit iCal feed? [duplicate]

How can I force Google Calendar to sync/update my Tripit iCal feed? [duplicate]


This question already has an answer here:


How can I get my TripIt calendar to show up on Google Calendar?

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I have had my TripIt feed registered in my Google Calendar for several years, mostly without issue.  However, sometimes, entries that a clearly and accurately registered in TripIt just don't show up in Google Calendar.
I currently have a trip that has both hotel and air reservations in TripIt; it's been in there for weeks, and the trip starts tomorrow, but it still hasn't shown up in Google Calendar.  Oddly, I have past trips, in the last few weeks that are correctly in Google Calendar.  And I have future trips that are correctly in Google Calendar.  But this one just isn't.
I've manually examined the XML and iCal feeds, and the trip is present.  Google Calendar just isn't respecting/reflecting it.
Is there any way to "force" a Google Calendar sync?  I've tried adding/removing the feed, to no avail...

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

Answering my own question, as I found a solution. Actually, I contacted TripIt support, and after a few roundtrips, they offered a suggestion that finally worked…

Remove the “www.” from the calendar feed URL.

Yep. That’s it. Problem solved. I can go catch my flight now. Thanks.

Answer 2:

The more complete answer is to toggle the www. part of the TripIt feed URL when you re-add it.

I recently had this problem. My work GCalendar was using tripit.com and my personal GCalendar was using www.tripit.com. No updates on either one, several hours after the TripIt feed was updated.

To force them both to refresh, I re-added the TripIt feed to the work calendar with the www. and then re-added the TripIt feed to the personal calendar without the www. part.

Both refreshed almost immediately. To make sure this works again, next time I need it, I “hid” the non-refreshed versions of the feeds which will hopefully make google forget them.

I suspect they have some optimization where they stop refreshing calendars that aren’t recently used. Haven’t traveled in awhile? Yeah, you’ll need this. Google is great with algorithms but sadly out of touch with what people really need.

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Forward Google Calendar invites to another account

Forward Google Calendar invites to another account

Is there a way to forward a Google Calendar invite sent to my work email (either before or after I have confirmed that I will attend) to my private Google Calendar?
I get invites to meetings emailed to my work email (which has no Gmail association at all). Right now I have to copy the information by hand if I want to get it transferred.

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

If it has the ics file attached to the email, then you could import it into Google: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=37118

Answer 2:

Or, you can install Calify, which will allow you to open *.ics files in Google Calendar directly.

Answer 3:

Click “Add to calendar” link

There’s also an add to calendar button link below event details. This will let you add the event to an alternate Google Calendar/Account.

This is same as using the .ics file attached to the invite email.

Note: yyou will not be able to RSVP using this method.

Answer 4:

Have you tried Google Calendar Sync?

Is your work email / calendar Outlook / Exchange?

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