See your agenda for the day by clicking the clock in the Windows taskbar
Did you know that it is possible to see your upcoming appointments and events from the taskbar in Windows 10? You don’t need to open any apps and one click shows your agenda.
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This is a nice feature of Windows 10 and it enables you to access the Calendar app from the time/date in the taskbar. Even if you don’t use Microsoft Calendar, you can still see events on whatever other calendar you use by adding it to the app.
For example, you can add Google Calendar and see events that have been added to it on the taskbar. Microsoft Calendar syncs with Google Calendar and others.
Show the calendar
The clock at the right side of the taskbar is the key and it does more than you might think. For example, have you tried clicking it? It displays a pop-up panel that contains a calendar for the current month.
Use the up and down arrows near the top right to jump from month to month. You can easily see what day of the week the new year starts on, or the day of your holiday or birthday later in the year.
The date at the top under the time is clickable and it instantly returns you to today.
Notice that there is a Today section and below it says No events. Click the plus button on the right to add events to your calendar.
Create a calendar event
A window opens and you can enter a name for the event and choose which calendar to add it to. The default is Outlook calendar, but if you have added Google Calendar (I show how to add it below), then it appears as Gmail. It is up to you whether you use Microsoft, Google or some other calendar and the app is flexible.
Click the calendar icon to choose the day of the event and the time is just to the right. It can be for a specific length of time, such as an hour or an all day event. An icon can even be for the event, but they are quite limited and it is a shame you can’t choose emoji.
Save the calendar event using the button at the top of the window.
View your agenda
After adding a few events to the calendar, click the clock at the right side of the taskbar and now in the bottom half are the items you added.
It only shows the agenda for the day selected. Today is the 11th so it is highlighted in solid blue in the screenshot above and I clicked 18 to see my agenda for that day.
Add Google Calendar to Microsoft Calendar
The appointments added above were stored in Google Calendar and if you are wondering how to show events from other calendars in the clock pop-up panel, here is how to add them.
Open the Calendar app from the Start menu and in the left panel, click the gear icon to open Settings.
In the Settings panel on the right, click Manage Accounts in the list of items and then click Add Account.
These are the easy options, below them is an option to manually configure a calendar account. We want to add Google Calendar, so click it in the list.
You then need to sign in to your Google account using your Gmail email address and password. If you have two-factor authentication set up, you will be asked for the code that is sent via text message to your phone.
The Google account, or whichever account you added, appears in the left panel in the calendar app. If that calendar contains multiple calendars, then these appear as checkboxes and you can choose the ones that are to be visible.
That’s it, now when you create a calendar event, there is a choice of calendars to add it to.
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I’ve done this, but the only events that show up in the taskbar agenda are from the Microsoft Account. Events from all my calendars show up in the Calendar app, but not in the taskbar agenda.
Had the same issue. I deleted my google account from the calendar, and then connected it again. Now it shows all the events when I access it from task bar.
Yup, same thing here as for Sam.
Sam and Bjarke, if you open Microsoft Calendar, can you see Google Calendar events? You have to add Google Calendar and then authorise access by Microsoft Calendar. This is working fine on my PC and if I add an event to Google calendar I see it in MS Calendar and in the Agenda.
It works for me, but is there a way to have the days that have some activity display in different colors so I know I have something that day?
SAme disappointment as Bob…. I have to click each day to see if there is an event. Seems like Nicrosoft could Box ALL days that have a linked event.
Really troublesome to have to open another app (CALENDAR) to see the events that are already on the Time Date calendar, just can’t see them.
I have to click on each day to see if I have something scheduled for that day. It’s a ridiculous calendar.
At least I’m not alone, finding this completely microsofty and ridiculous.
FINALLY I HAVE A NICE CALENDER, THANKS TOO YOU.
Same disappointment. Did even anybody check the user friendliness of this app/feature? Why would you not display days with events with a different color? Having to click through the days is just… I hope the person who approved this into production is allowed to use only this calendar forever.
So my calendar was working ‘ok’ (same disapointment as mentioned, only shows that days events) but after playing with the main calendar I believe somehow my main is switched to google calender and the taskbar no longer shows ANY events.. VERY frustrating
For many Windows users, opening the clock from the system tray is the go-to way to check the calendar, whether they are trying to plan their personal or professional lives. In Windows 10, the clock from your taskbar comes with an upgrade: it’s capable of showing your Agenda, while also letting you manage events and reminders in your Calendar. It is a small feature, yet a useful one, helping you plan your days and keep track of your scheduled activities. Here’s how to check your Agenda, and add new events to your Calendar, straight from the Windows 10 taskbar:
NOTE: The features presented are available in Windows 10 November 2019 Update or newer. If you’re using an older version of Windows 10, you might not have access to all the features. Check your Windows 10 build and, if necessary, get the latest Windows 10 update available for you.
How to check the events in your Agenda from Windows 10’s taskbar
The integration between the Calendar app and the clock from the taskbar is a significant productivity improvement. Instead of waiting for notifications from the Action Center, or having to launch the Calendar app to know what’s on your daily schedule, you can use the clock from the taskbar to get a short glimpse of your day’s planned activities. To access your Agenda directly from the taskbar, all you have to do is click or tap on the clock, located on the right side of the taskbar. Right under the time and date sections, you can find a section titled Today that lists all the events you have scheduled for… today. 🙂
You can scroll through the list if your schedule is packed. To check the details of any event scheduled for today, click or tap on it. Windows 10 launches the Calendar app and takes you to that event’s details page.
You can use this page to edit your event as you see fit. Save it when you are done, and you are taken to an overview of your month in the Calendar app.
NOTE: The first couple of times we tried to access an event by clicking or tapping on it in the Agenda, Windows 10 took us to the calendar for the current month from the Calendar app instead. If this happens, click or tap on your event again to open the details page.
When it opens, your Agenda shows the activities scheduled for today. However, you can also use it to get a glimpse of your planned events and reminders for any other day. Click or tap on another day in your calendar to see the activities from that day’s schedule displayed underneath.
As seen above, if you added a location for your activity, that detail also gets displayed with the entry.
How to add a new event to your calendar from Windows 10’s taskbar
The Agenda from Windows 10’s taskbar can also be used to add new events and reminders.
To start doing that, select from the calendar the day when you want to add an event, unless the event is for today, which is selected by default. Then, click or tap the “Add an event or reminder” field, displayed under the current day, on top of your schedule.
As soon as you start typing something in, several fields appear underneath, allowing you to fill in the basic details of your event.
You can just type the location in the “Add a location” field, while clicking or tapping on the fields for the start and end times for your event opens a new window, letting you select the preferred interval.
This feature can be used to “pencil” in events and fill in later any other details you might require. However, you can also click or tap on More details to open the event’s details page and add more information now.
We found that most of our events don’t require extensive details, and the four fields from the Agenda are more than enough to plan our schedule. If you feel the same way, click or tap on Save, and your event is instantly displayed among the day’s activities.
How to hide the Agenda from Windows 10’s taskbar
If you don’t use Windows 10’s Calendar app, or if you don’t want to see the Agenda pop-up whenever you press on the taskbar’s clock, you can also hide this feature from view. Click or tap on the Hide agenda button from the lower right corner.
If, at a later time, you want to see your activities again, click or tap on the clock and then press on the Show agenda button.
Do you like the integrated Agenda?
The Agenda in Windows 10 offers a quick, straightforward way to check your events for the day and schedule new ones. We find it useful and clutter-free, and we use it to keep track of the activities that we have planned. What about you? Do you like how Microsoft used the Agenda to integrate the Calendar app with your taskbar? Do you plan to use it? Share your perspective in the comments below.
Source: Windows Central
Although after installing the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, you won’t see significant visual changes or new features, because this is a minor update to enhance the work available with the May 2019 Update, you’ll still find smaller improvements to existing features.
For instance, with the eighth semi-annual update, you’ll now find a new option embedded in the taskbar that will give faster access to create events and reminders without even having to open the Calendar app.
In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to quickly create calendar events and reminders using the new taskbar option available with the November 2019 Update.
How to create calendar events using taskbar
To create a calendar event or reminder quickly on Windows 10 version 1909 (November 2019 Update), use these steps:
Click the time and date button in the taskbar.
Select the date to schedule the new event from the calendar.
Source: Windows Central
Under the “Today” section, start typing the event or reminder in the text box.
Source: Windows Central
Once you complete the steps, the event or reminder will be added to your calendar. If you want to check upcoming events or reminders for a specific day, you can do this by selecting the day from the calendar inside the time and date flyout, or using the Calendar app.
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Even if you don’t use the Windows Mail & Calendar app, the Windows calendar is actually pretty nice. And with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, you can now see your agenda and add calendar events right from the Windows taskbar.
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To see your agenda, just left-click the time and date on the Windows taskbar. If you’ve already got your calendar set up–or you’re syncing with another calendar–you can click any day on the calendar to see a list of events for that day. Click any event to jump to the full calendar page with details. To add a new event, click the Add button (the plus sign).
Your calendar will open directly to a page for creating a new event, with the date already filled out. Just give the event a name and whatever other details you want, and then click “Save and close.”
Back on the taskbar calendar, you should see the new event you added. When you prefer not to see your event list, click “Hide agenda” to minimize it.
And just click “Show agenda” to pop it back open when you need it. If you don’t use the Windows calendar app at all, hiding your agenda is unfortunately the only way to get it mostly off your taskbar. Windows has no option for removing the agenda altogether.
It’s a fairly small change, but having quick access to your agenda can make a pretty big difference in your workflow if you use Windows calendar. And if you’ve never bothered to check out the app before, you might want to give it a shot. It’s lightweight, attractive, and syncs very well with calendars from services like Google.
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Organizing your events is convenient thanks to the Mail and Calendar apps on Windows 10. These programs are pre-installed with your OS and helps you organize your schedule. You can also receive updates from the Microsoft Store for the programs’ enhancements. By design, the Mail and Calendar apps are accessed in the Start menu.
Using these apps will give you the tools to better communicate with people and stay up to date with all your events and appointments. These are useful for work and home and you can even invite others to your events.
Accessing your event schedule will need you to launch your Calendar app from the Start menu. While it is as easy as that, it still requires opening another app to add on your screen. For some people, it takes time to load the app.
Now, there is a simpler way to organize your calendar without opening the app. If you want to add an event, try using your Calendar straight from the taskbar. In just a few steps, you can add your event and schedules without opening the actual Calendar app.
Read the steps below to know how to add a new event via your taskbar.
Steps on How You Can Add a New Event Through Your Taskbar
Step 1 – Go to the lower right corner of your taskbar and locate the time and date button. Click to open.
Step 2 – Choose the date of the new event you want to schedule in your calendar.
Step 3 – Next, click the Show Agenda option at the bottom right. It will show more option to customize your event schedule.
Step 4 – Look for the Today section and type the name of the event or the reminder message you want in the text box.
Step 5 – On the right, click on the drop-down menu to select your date and time. You may also choose which calendar to add the event to if in case you have more than one managed calendars.
Step 6 – Add the start and end time of the event.
Step 7 – If you want to add a location, type it under the Add a location text box.
Step 8 – There are more options that you can add to your schedule to further specify or customize your event. Click More details if you have more information to add.
Step 9 – If not, click the Save button to add your event to your calendar.
Setting a new event from the convenience of your taskbar is a lot easier for users especially when you are in a hurry. No longer will you have to open your calendar app but a few steps from your taskbar will set your events in place. How does the process work for you? Is it easier to add a new event via the taskbar? Let us know in the comments below.
Windows 11 is in the last phase of testing and the final build of the operating system could be signed off as soon as early September. Reports have suggested that Windows 11 will be released in the production channel in late October and users in the Release Preview Ring should be able to test the update in September.
Microsoft still has the time to introduce new changes including support for Android apps and new features for the taskbar. But as it turns out, the downgraded taskbar is a deliberate design choice by Microsoft and it looks like the company won’t make any big changes for now.
As we reported recently, Windows 11 taskbar doesn’t come with a full-fledged right-click (context) menu and it is no longer possible to drag a file or app to the taskbar. At that time, we also discovered that the modern taskbar does not allow users to ungroup items/apps.
In addition to these limitations, it looks like Microsoft has also removed features from the taskbar calendar flyout.
On Windows 10, you can click on the clock icon on the right side of your taskbar to access the calendar flyout. This panel is integrated with Windows 10’s built-in Calendar app and it lets you add events to the calendar which is synced across your devices connected to the same Microsoft/Outlook/Exchange accounts.
Calendar flyout in Windows 10
With Windows 11, Microsoft has removed events integration from the calendar flyout and it is no longer possible to view your agendas.
Calendar flyout in Windows 11
Initially, users assumed that it was a bug and it would be fixed ahead of the rumoured October 2021 release. But as it turns out, this isn’t a bug at all, according to a statement from Microsoft.
This is a deliberate design change to promote the Windows Widgets panel where you can view events and others activities.
“Thank you so much for giving us your feedback. While we’ll continue to use your feedback to guide the future of features like this, currently on Windows 11, there is a calendar option in the new widgets experience that you can use to quickly see your personal calendar and its events,” the company said in a Feedback Hub post upvoted by more than 1,000 users.
Unsurprisingly, users are not happy with these limitations and they want a proper taskbar back.
“Widget does not have all your calendars and is full of news and unnecessary stuff. Please make it available as before, as it was PERFECT, and you had the option to create events for whatever accounts you have linked at the spot,” one user noted in the Feedback Hub.
“The calendar widget only shows my Microsoft account calendar. I use other calendars as well and I need to see them all together. The web widgets are not that useful and I prefer to see all my events on the calendar flyout,” another user wrote
Windows 11 calendar flyout and taskbar is losing another feature
Starting with Windows 11, you can no view time in seconds when you click on the clock icon on the right side of the taskbar.
“You can add up to two clocks to the flyout if you’d like. The option is under Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time > Additional Clocks. Please note, at this time showing the seconds in the flyout is not supported, however your interest in this has been shared with the team for future consideration,” Microsoft said.
Similarly, it is no longer possible to edit the registry to make the clock in the taskbar directly display seconds. This registry hack, which was introduced with Windows 10, has been disabled in Windows 11 builds.
“Thanks for taking the time to share feedback about this,” the company added. We’re sorry, this is not a supported registry key for Windows 11.”
Microsoft hasn’t revealed when it plans to enable support for these missing features in the operating system.
the time at the top was always helpful for me because it was always down to the second. nowadays, win11 doesn’t have any built in place to see the full time—not even in the clock app itself.
You actually could make clock with seconds on taskbar too. But of course, they removed that feature from Windows 11. For no apparent reason.
Right click the clock > Adjust date and time > Additional Clocks > Date and Time tab
I think they want people to use the dedicated calendar widget. I would like to have this back tho.
Problem is my calendar widget doesn't show any of my events
Problem is. this widget is the very same app that was in there. But for no reason. NO SINGLE REASON they hid it in useless widget section, that I turned off. I want my calendar back where it belongs.
That's the issue, users don't give a shit what microsoft thinks.
being able to see the time down to the second was so useful
You need to start thinking like Panos Panay. Windows 11 is designed for tablets, and on tablets, you have a separate calendar app and a side-swipe widget pane (e.g. Google's phones). So from their perspective, why would you need a Calendar fly-out from the tray?
Yeah, it's dumb. Windows 11 is the 2nd biggest bundle of GUI regressions since I started using Windows in the early 90s. The biggest is Windows 8, closely followed by Windows 11 and its terrible tablet-optimised shell.
No, that's just excuse to make system useless. And there is actually a problem there. You say that it's designed for tablets, therefore it must have separate app. It doesn't need to have separate app. But that's not the case. The calendar was all the time separate program, You could just have Your events showed at clock area. For no reason they removed it. There is no single reason. Even considering tablets and if there was no app in Windows 10. They just have no idea how to make an OS.
It's been almost a month since Windows 11 started rolling out generally but since it's being distributed in a staggered manner, not everyone has received it yet. Regardless of whether or not you have received the update yet, it's worth discussing its features in more detail given that the OS is still quite new. This is exactly what we have been doing in our ongoing Closer Look series for the past couple of months.
For the purpose of this hands-on, we'll be taking a look at the generally available Windows 11 build versus a publicly available and up-to-date Windows 10 (version 21H1 build 19043.1320). Typically, we start with discussing the capabilities of a specific feature before we move on to Windows 11, we won't be doing that this time, because frankly, it's not much of an update. In fact, if anything, the Calendar app's integration with Windows 11 has been crippled almost completely, to some extent.
The Calendar app in Windows 11
Talking about the Calendar app in Windows 11, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there's no difference when compared to its Windows 10 counterpart, because there really isn't any major difference. In terms of the feature-set and the general UI, it's exactly the same. The only slight difference is the rounded corners, a design staple of Windows 11, but nothing mind-blowing.
The Calendar app's settings UI in Windows 11
While I really like the emphasis on rounded corners, it is equally infuriating to see design inconsistencies in a native app. A glaring example of this is the Settings UI which has basically been lifted straight from Windows 10. You'll notice sharp corners and a lot of wasted space. It just leaves a bad taste in the mouth thinking that the development team thought that it was not worth updating the full UI of a native app that ships with Windows 11.
Lack of Taskbar calendar flyout agenda integration in Windows 11
But perhaps the most controversial change when it comes to the Calendar app is its integration – or lack thereof – with Windows 11. I really liked the fact that the calendar flyout in the Windows 10 Taskbar integrated with the Calendar app and showed your agenda directly in the Taskbar. But with Windows 11, Microsoft apparently decided that it should make the lives of its customers more difficult so what better way to do that than to completely remove the integration from the calendar flyout? The (crippled) Taskbar that just keeps on giving.
Botched integration of Calendar with Widgets in Windows 11
What aggravates this problem even further is that Microsoft apparently wants people to utilize the Calendar app in its Widgets instead, as pointed out by Windows Latest. This move is already being protested by thousands of people on the Feedback Hub. I decided to give Microsoft a second chance and added the Calendar app to the Widgets. To my disappointment (seriously, I should be used to this by now when dealing with half-baked Microsoft software), it showed me a strangely-worded error message that "Sorry, some events from this account can't be displayed".
Clicking on the "Learn more" button directed me to a Microsoft FAQs page and neatly tucked away at the bottom, I found this gem:
If you created your Microsoft account using an email address that is not from Microsoft, that email address can’t be used to display calendar events. To see calendar events in the widget, you’ll need to create an Outlook.com account so you can use the Outlook.com email address with the Calendar widget.
Sorry Microsoft, you can't bully me into creating an Outlook.com account just so I can view agenda events from Calendar.
All in all, the Calendar app's integration with Windows 11 is a massive disappointment. It grinds my gears to know that a company could be so dismissive of clear use-cases that it would trade functionality for apparent simplicity. The icing on the cake is that it forces you to create an Outlook.com account just so you can view your agenda items from an Outlook calendar instead of a calendar of your choice, the audacity.
If you just want rounded corners and don't really care about the Calendar app, you'll be right at home with the Windows 11 app. However, if you're an active user of the Calendar app and its integration with the Windows 10 Taskbar, either don't upgrade to Windows 11 until Microsoft fixes this blunder, or, look around for third-party workarounds to accomplish the same. But at this point, Windows 11 just seems like a half-baked experiment where Microsoft shipped the bare minimum and asked third-party developers to build functionality on top of it to fix its own blunders.
Take a look at the section here or select from the links below to continue exploring Windows 11 in our ongoing "Closer Look" series:
Just like earlier versions, Windows 10 displays the date and time at the right side of the taskbar. But Windows 10 adds a new trick: Click the date to open a flyout that shows your agenda at a glance, bringing multiple calendars together.
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All your appointments show up in this flyout.
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If you keep one or more calendars in the cloud, you can get a unified view of your schedule in Windows 10. Just click the date and time at the right side of the taskbar to open a flyout that shows the current month, with today’s appointments in an agenda view below the calendar.
Use the up and down arrows to the right of the current month to navigate to a different month or year, and then click a day to see appointments for that day. Click the plus sign to quickly add an appointment.
The only setup you need to do to make this view possible is to open the built-in Calendar app and add each of your online calendars to it. Click the Settings icon, then click Manage Accounts.
Any accounts you’ve added from the built-in Mail app will appear here. If you want an account to show only mail and not calendar appointments, open the account settings, scroll down to the Sync Options section, and slide the Calendar switch to the Off position.
After you set this up, you can ignore the Calendar app completely. If you use Google Calendar on the web, for example, you can continue to manage appointments and events in your browser, and they’ll show up automatically in the Windows 10 agenda. The same is true if you use Office 365 or Outlook.com with Microsoft Outlook.
Each calendar you attach gets its own color coding. Appointments in the agenda have a matching stripe at the left so you can tell at a glance whether an upcoming appointment is from your personal or work calendar.
Sync your Google Calendar with the Windows Calendar app wasn’t always possible. Since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can even manage your Google, iCloud, and Outlook calendars from the Taskbar. We show you how.
Not too long ago, Microsoft made it almost impossible to sync your Google Calendar with the Windows Calendar app. This all changed with the Calendar app for Windows 10. And since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manage your Google, iCloud, Outlook, and Exchange calendars straight from the Taskbar.
Let us show you how to set this all up for the smoothest calendar experience a geek could dream of.
The Windows 10 Calendar App
Our first step will be to set up the Windows 10 Calendar app, which comes pre-installed with the operating system. Press Windows key + Q to place your cursor in the Start Menu search bar, enter calendar in the search field, and open the respective Trusted Windows Store app result.
Note that if you don’t have a Microsoft account associated with Windows 10, you will be asked to add an account the moment you open the Calendar app. If you need help with this step, head to the next section of this article.
The Calendar app presents a very clean and appealing interface. We appreciate small details like the five-day weather preview, which links to more detailed forecasts on MSN Weather. Press the hamburger icon in the top left to expand or minimize the lefthand menu. Here you’ll find a compressed monthly calendar and several options like adding a new event, toggling your calendars, or adding regional holiday calendars.
Note that the Calendar app features a shortcut to the Mail app on the lefthand side. While the two apps launch independently of each other, they remain tightly connected on the backend, which we’ll see in a moment.
If you would like to change the look and feel of the calendar, go to Settings (the cogwheel button in the bottom left) > Personalization and play with the colors and background settings. You can even switch to a dark theme.
To customize your calendar view further, head to Settings > Calendar Settings. Here you can change things like the first day of the week, days in the work week, or working hours, and you can enable week numbers and alternate calendars, such as the Gregorian or Hebrew Lunar calendar views. These settings are applied across all calendars.
How to Set Up Your Calendars
The Windows 10 Calendar app supports a range of accounts and associated calendars, including Outlook.com, Live.com, Hotmail, MSN, Exchange, Office 365, Google, Yahoo! Mail, iCloud, and any Exchange ActiveSync, POP, and IMAP accounts.
To add your calendar, go to Settings > Manage Accounts > Add account.
Choose the account you would like to add and enter your login credentials. Since the account setup covers both the Mail and Calendar app at the same time, you can choose options that don’t actually include a calendar, such as Yahoo! Mail. We used a Google account with 2-step authentication enabled to set up the Calendar app and had a super smooth experience.
Once you’ve logged in successfully, you’ll see your calendars listed in the expanded menu on the left-hand side. If you’ve set up multiple calendars under a single Google account, they all will be listed under the respective account, and you can toggle each calendar view separately.
Note that events you add or remove are synced to your Google Calendar, just as you would expect. To update the frequency of the synchronization, head to Settings > Manage Accounts and select an account. Under Account settings you can change the account name (how it shows up in the sidebar) and the “mailbox” sync settings. Even though it refers to the mailbox, this option also contains settings that will apply to your calendar.
Click Change mailbox sync settings, and under Sync contacts and calendars select your preferred interval.
Now that the Calendar app is fully set up, let’s see what you can do from the Windows 10 Taskbar.
How to Manage Your Calendars from the Windows Taskbar
To expand the Taskbar calendar, click the time and date on the far left of the Taskbar. Here you’ll see a calendar in the monthly view, which is the closest you can zoom in. To see what’s happening on different days, click Show agenda.
From here, you can go directly to an event to edit in the Calendar app. Or you can click the + icon to add a new event in the Calendar app.
Stay in Sync with Your Windows 10 Calendar
The Calendar app has made big steps from Windows 8 to 10, when it re-added support for Google and other non-Microsoft accounts. Now that the Calendar app also integrates with the Taskbar calendar, it has become more useful than ever. Not only can you view an agenda and add events through from the desktop, you will also see reminders in the Action Center.
How will you use the Taskbar calendar agenda? How did you access your Google Calendar on Windows before this integration was available? Do you have any calendar tricks Windows 10 users should know? Please share with us in the comments!
Google Calendar is an online scheduling service provided by Google. Users can use multiple devices on a single account to see all the events they added on Google Calendar. A single change in the calendar will sync the change to all the devices that are using the same account Google Calendar. However, several Windows users are looking for a way to put Google Calendar on the desktop for easy access. In this article, we will share some methods for making quick access to Google Calendar on the desktop.
Google Calendar on the desktop
Method 1: Creating a Google Calendar Shortcut through Chrome
Google also provides chrome, so it is easier to use chrome for creating the Google Calendar shortcut. Google Chrome provides an option for creating a shortcut of any page for your desktop. You can open the shortcut through chrome or in a different window. You can create a Google Calendar shortcut by following the below steps:
- Open Google Chrome by double-clicking the shortcut on the desktop or searching through the search function.
- Go to your Google Calendar page with your account logged in.
- Click on the menu button in chrome, choose More tools, and select Create shortcut option. Creating a Google Calendar shortcut
- Mark the Open as Window option when creating a shortcut. Choosing open as window option
- You will find a Google Calendar shortcut on the desktop. Double-click the shortcut and Google calendar will open in its window by using chrome.
Note: You can also pin the shortcut to the taskbar and start menu by right-clicking the shortcut and choosing the Pin to taskbar or Pin to Start option.
Method 2: Adding Google Calendar to Windows Outlook Calendar
Windows has the calendar application already available in the system. You can see the date and time in the right corner of the taskbar. The default Calendar for Windows 10 supports Outlook, Exchange, Google, and iCloud accounts. You can sign in to your Google account in the default calendar to sync your Google Calendar and its events. You follow the below steps to add your Google account:
- Hold the Windows key and press R to open Run box. Type “outlookcal:” and Enter to open the Windows calendar app. Opening Windows Calendar app
- Click on the Settings icon and choose Manage Accounts option. Opening Settings in the Calendar app
- Click Add account button and a new window will pop up. Choose a Google account option in the new window. Adding Google Account to the Calendar app
- Now sign in to your Google account by providing an email address and password. After sign in, click the Allow button for trusting Windows. Allow the trust option
- Finally, your Google calendar events and schedule will be synced to your Windows calendar. You can view it by clicking the normal calendar and time in the taskbar or by opening the calendar app.
The built-in Calendar app in Windows 10 is a capable tool to manage your schedule, meetings, and appointments.
The Calendar app allows you to view, add, edit, and delete events or reminders. You can use this feature to schedule appointments, meetings, and other important everyday engagements.
While adding and removing events or reminders is straight-forward in the Calendar app, beginners might need a little help. In this guide, we will see how to add and delete events/reminders in the Windows 10 Calendar app.
Add an event or reminder to Windows 10 Calendar
Step 1: Open the Calendar app. In the left-pane or top-pane, select a month.
Step 2: To add an event, click on the date tile in the Calendar. Clicking on a date tile will bring up a small dialog where you can type the event name, time, location, and other details.
If you want to add additional details, such as a note, click on the More details link. You can also set a repeating event by clicking on the repeat icon and then selecting a time interval.
Step 3: Click on the Save button. The newly added event or reminder will automatically sync across your devices using the same account.
Add an event right from the Windows 10 taskbar
The Calendar app allows you to add events, but you don’t necessarily need to open the Calendar to add an event. You can add an event right from the taskbar. Here is how:
Step 1: Click on the date and clock on the taskbar to see the calendar flyout.
Step 2: From the Calendar, select a date when you would like to add an event. Once a date is selected, type an event name in the Add an event or reminder box.
Step 3: As soon as you type an event or reminder name, you will see other options like time and location.
Finally, click on the Save button.
Delete an event or reminder in Windows 10 Calendar
Step 1: In the Calendar app, click on the event entry to view a small flyout showing more details about the event.
Step 2: Click on the event name in the flyout to start editing the same.
Step 3: To delete the selected event, click on the Delete option. To delete only the current event (event for the selected date only), click the Delete option.
If it is a repeating event and you want to delete all recurring events, click the Delete all option.
Turn off all notifications from the Calendar in Windows 10
If you do not want to see any event notifications from the Calendar app, you can do so under the Windows 10 Settings by turning off notifications for the app. Here is how to do that.
Step 1: Go to Windows 10 Settings > Notifications & actions page.
Step 2: Here, in the “Get notifications from these senders” section, turn off the toggle button next to the Calendar app. That is it! From now on, on your current PC, you will not get any event notifications from the Calendar app.
How to import ICS files into Windows 10 Calendar guide might also interest you.
Windows 10 has a built-in Calendar app you can use, but you can use your calendar without the app. Just click the clock on the right side of your taskbar, and you’ll see the calendar popup. If you don’t see any events, click “Show Agenda” at the bottom.
How do I get a calendar to show on my desktop?
Right-click the desktop to open a list of options. Click “Gadgets” to open the thumbnail gallery of gadgets. Double-click the “Calendar” icon to open a calendar on your desktop. Double-click this gadget to cycle through the views of the calendar, such as month or day.
How do I add a calendar to startup in Windows 10?
Windows 10 calendar at startup
- place a calendar shortcut to desktop by: – click start. – click and drag calendar live tile to desktop. …
- prepare to open startup hidden files/folder: – open/click file explorer. – click view, options. …
- paste calendar desktop shortcut to startup folder. – open file explorer. …
- restart windows and ENJOY calendar on startup.
How do I show week numbers in Windows Calendar?
To turn on week numbers, change the week number setting in the Microsoft Office Backstage view.
- Click the File tab.
- Click Options.
- Click Calendar.
- Under Display options, select or clear the Show week numbers in the month view and in the Date Navigator check box.
How do I pin Google Calendar to my desktop Windows 10?
How do I put Google Calendar on desktop Windows 10?
- Click on the Windows icon i.e. ‘Start Button’.
- Find and select the ‘Calendar App’ which is pre-installed in the system.
- Click on the wheel icon of ‘Setting’.
- Select ‘Account’ and go to ‘Add Account’.
- You can type in your Google calendar’s email address and password and Sign in.
- ‘Accept’ the terms and conditions.
Can I put Google calendar on my desktop?
Use a Desktop Shortcut
- Open Google Calendar in Chrome and sign in.
- Click the Customize and Control button on the top right of the Chrome window.
- Select More Tools > Create Shortcut.
- Name your shortcut and click Create.
- Then navigate to the spot holding your shortcut and drag it to your desktop.
How do I show my Outlook calendar on my desktop?
To display a quick view of your calendar and appointments on the right side of the Home screen: Click on the View Tab, then in the layout section on the ribbon, click on the To-Do Bar and choose Calendar. Your calendar and appointments will now be displayed on the right side of the Home Screen.
What is the best desktop calendar software?
If you’re a Windows 10 user, then Microsoft’s very own Outlook Calendar is arguably the best calendar app for you. It integrates closely into Windows 10 and uses the same Microsoft account you use to log into Windows, which means your contacts, events and calendars should all be waiting there for you.
How do I make Google Calendar open on startup?
Use the + sign to open the “Programs” folder and scroll down until you see a folder called “Startup”. Finally, position the window so you can see the shortcut icon you created in step 1 above and then click-hold on that icon and drag it into the “Startup” folder. open automatically.
How do I pin a calculator to my desktop Windows 10?
Once you open the calculator, go to the taskbar and then right-click on the calculator. Then select Pin to taskbar. Now see if it works. When you try to Pin calculator directly from All apps, right-click on the calculator, select point to More and select Pin to taskbar.
How do I get to my widgets on Windows 10?
Available from the Microsoft Store, Widgets HD lets you put widgets on the Windows 10 desktop. Simply install the app, run it, and click the widget that you want to see. Once loaded, widgets can be repositioned on the Windows 10 desktop, and the main app “closed” (although it remains in your system tray).
What is the current calendar week?
The calendar week for today is 13. Takes from Monday, 29.03. 2021 to Sunday, 04.04.
What is the current week number?
The current Week Number is WN 13.
Where is the Windows 10 calendar app?
By default, your Calendar app should be located in your Start menu. If you have removed it from the Start menu, it’s readily available through the File Explorer. Click on the Start menu button. It’s the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.
Windows 11 has seen various changes to the functionality of the taskbar that have not been popular, and with that in mind, a new removal has been highlighted – namely, the removal of the Calendar flyout.
The story here, as passed on by Windows Latest, is that the calendar flyout from the system tray – the control panel that appears when you click the time / date on the far right of the system tray – no longer has event integration at the bottom. In other words, there is no longer an agenda visible that shows events and memories at a glance.
Likewise, there is no longer a large version of the clock display at the top that also shows the number of seconds (not just hours and minutes).
As Windows Latest points out, Windows 1
Instead, the software giant wants people to use the widgets panel to access calendar events and reminders. Microsoft told a user who complained, “Thank you for your feedback. While we will continue to use your feedback to guide the future of such features, there is currently a calendar option in the new widget experience on Windows 11 that allows you to quickly view your personal calendar and its events. “
There is no shortage of complaints about this issue in Microsoft’s Feedback Hub and elsewhere like Reddit.
One user wrote on the Feedback Hub: “The widget doesn’t contain all of your calendars and is full of news and unnecessary stuff. Please make it available as before, as it was PERFECT and you had the opportunity to create events for all accounts that you linked on site. “
With Windows 11 apparently on the verge of entering its final testing phase prior to its release (possibly in October), things don’t seem to be about to change in light of Microsoft’s comment above.
By the way, for those Windows 11 testers who miss the big clock display at the top of the Calendar flyout, the more positive news is that you can actually bring this back by going to Settings> Time & Language> Date & Time> Additionally Clocks, where there is the option of displaying up to two clocks. Note, however, that they don’t show the seconds display like in Windows 10, just the hours and minutes.
Analysis: Forcing the Problem?
It is a worrying topic that with certain parts of the Windows 11 user interface, Microsoft appears to be persistent in pushing through the already unpopular changes, even through tester feedback (a limited number of users, of course, compared to the broader general computer public who do). at some point face to face with all these missing features).
Why not the event integration with the calendar flyout on the taskbar? Or at least have it as a possible option? Well, we know why in this case, and it’s all about getting people to use the widgets panel (which pushes MSN content and opens things in the Edge browser to boot).
Why not let the clock show seconds in the flyout? We can’t think of a good answer to that, other than it’s just a streamlining measure that will help keep the overall look and feel of Windows 11 cleaner. But some people like the option to show the exact seconds. So if you add a clock back to the calendar flyout, can it really hurt to give them the option to turn this back on?
What about the other confusing and unpopular changes to the system tray that we’ve highlighted in the past, like removing the ability to drag and drop app icons onto the system tray for quick and easy shortcut, or to put files on the taskbar? App icons to open them?
More choice is basically always good, isn’t it? But with Windows 11, it feels like Microsoft is distancing itself more from the “We listen to feedback” philosophy that came up with the introduction of Windows 10 and is more leaning towards it narrating Folks, how to do things – much more Windows 8 style. And we don’t have to tell you how dangerous that attitude is …
Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings numerous new features, such as Agenda. Now the Taskbar clock integrates with Calendar and can show a short glimpse of all the tasks which you have scheduled in your Calendar for the day, as well as let you schedule new events in your Calendar. Here is the how-to tutorial to do that on Surface Pro model tablet or other computer.
To know what’s on your daily agenda, by default you had to open the Calendar app on your Windows machine, or the related notifications pops up in the Action Center to remind you. With Anniversary Update, it is very simple to check your agenda. Tap or click on the clock from the far right side of your taskbar, all the events you have scheduled for today is listing under the time and date sections.
How to add a new event to your calendar from the Windows 10 taskbar
* From your desktop,tap or click on the clock from the taskbar. There is a + (plus) button from the right of Today titled section. Tap or click on it to open the new event dialog of the Calendar app, and fill in all details for it and save that.
* If you need to schedule it for today, the clock agenda will update it quickly. However, if it is configured for another day, the clock agenda will only display it on that day.
How to remove or hide the agenda from the Windows 10 taskbar
* To hide it from view temporarily, click on the taskbar clock, and click on the Hide agenda button. To bring it back on your taskbar, just click on the Show agenda button.
If you don’t schedule anything in the built-in app or don’t want to use the Agenda feature, try the method to remove it completely.
* Click on the Start menu, and open the Setting app. Or press Win + I to access the Windows Settings panel.
* Go to the Privacy category, and select Calendar on the left side.
* In its right side pane, move the slider of “Let apps access my calendar” from On to Off, and the Choose apps the can access calendar settings will be grayed out.
Or you can only select some apps such as People app, toggle its switch to the Off position to deny access to your calendar.
This article covers how to add events to calendar using Windows 10 taskbar calendar. You will be able to select any of the available calendars for adding the event or reminder. You can also set time for the event as well as location before adding it to a calendar. Earlier, there was no such option in taskbar calendar of Windows 10, but it is now available natively.
In the screenshot that I added below, you can see that adding event feature is visible in taskbar calendar of Windows 10. Before you try this feature, kindly note that this feature has arrived with preview build 18912 of Windows 10. So, you can try this feature now only if you have that or higher build. Also, a command line tool is needed to activate this hidden feature. This article has covered everything to activate and use this feature.
Let’s see how it can be done.
How to Add Events to Calendar using Windows 10 Taskbar Calendar?
Step 1: First of all, download the command line tool named “Mach2“. You can download x64 or x86 zip archive of this tool as per the requirements of your PC. Extract that zip archive.
Step 2: Open CMD (Command Prompt) window as administrator.
Step 3: Copy the path of mach2 application and paste it in CMD window. Continue your command and add “enable 21088047“. So, the full command would be: path of mach2.exe enable 21088047 .
Execute the command. After that, you might need to restart your PC.
Step 4: Click on date and time visible on system tray. It will open Calendar. Now you will see “Add an event or reminder” box.
Use that box and add text for your event. As soon as you will do that, more options will be visible to you. You can:
- Set time duration for event/meeting/reminder.
- Select calendar using the drop down option, and
- Use Save button to store the entry.
Adding events to a calendar using Windows 10 taskbar calendar is indeed a good feature and very useful for many users. You need to wait a bit to get this feature in the stable release. Until then, you can try this feature now if you are already using the required build of Windows 10.
Windows Calendar app has improved a lot and has quickly become my favorite desktop calendar app. With the Windows 10 anniversary update, its become a lot easier to see your day’s agenda and add events to the calendar. In this post, I’ll show you how easy it is to add events to the Windows Calendar app right from the task bar itself.
How to Add Events to the Windows Calendar
If you haven’t downloaded the Windows 10 Anniversary update, go to Settings-> Update & security and get all the latest updates installed.
Then here’s how to add events to the Windows calendar.
1. On the taskbar, click the Date and Time icon to display the Windows Calendar in the pane.
You can see the time and date you set on your Windows clocks at the top of the pane, followed by the Month Calendar view and the Today section. The Today section lists the tasks lined up for the day. If you don’t have anything lined up for the day, it displays No events as seen in the image above. If you want to see what’s lined up for another day, just click the date on the calendar and you can see your events for that day.
2. To add a new event, click the + button at the top of the Today section. This will open up the Windows Calendar app and display the page where you can start creating the event right away.
3. You can give the event a name and fill in all the requisite details. Include details on the location, time, description, and include the email addresses of anyone you wish to invite.
4. Click Save and close.
5. When you get back to the Windows screen, click on the Date and time icon. On the Calendar pane, you should see the new event you added.
6. If you want to hide your event list, simply click the Hide agenda link at the bottom of the pane to minimize it. You can always click the Show agenda link to view the agenda anytime you want.
If you haven’t used the Windows Calendar app yet, try creating an event using the taskbar option. You’ll see how quick and easy it is to use it and may never want to use another app again. Windows Calendar also syncs well with other calendar apps including Google Calendar, which is an added incentive for you to start using the app.
Integration between Windows 10’s Calendar app and clock in the taskbar just got a huge productivity boost. Besides giving you basic information about date and time, the taskbar clock is now a handy tool for managing your events and appointments.
All your Calendar events are going to be listed in the taskbar clock for better management. To have appointments listed in your taskbar clock, you’ll need Calendar and taskbar integration. Once your apps are integrated, all Calendar events are going to be shown in the taskbar clock.
Manage Calendar events from the taskbar clock
Besides showing you upcoming events, the clock also gives you the option to create new events and manage existing ones. If you already have a created event, simply open the taskbar clock and double-click on the event. This will open the event in Calendar app so you can change it, or delete it.
You even can create new events from the taskbar clock. Just open the clock and click the plus icon. Calendar will show up and you can normally create your event.
These additions to the taskbar clock enabled a three-app integration between Cortana, Calendar and the taskbar clock. For example, you can set a reminder with Cortana and it will immediately show in the taskbar clock. Everything works very smooth and is well connected.
To make this connection possible, you need to be connected with the same Microsoft account to all of these apps. The taskbar clock automatically operates under your Microsoft account when you sign into Windows 10, but you’ll need to sign in manually to Cortana and Calendar. Once you’re sure everything is set, you can start creating and managing events in Windows 10’s Cortana, Calendar and the taskbar clock.
This article describes how to create a new event or task in Lightning on Thunderbird.
Event – A calendar entry that represents something that will happen whether you take action or not. For example, meetings and birthdays are events.
Task – A calendar entry that represents some action by you. For example, writing a report and visiting a client are tasks.
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Creating an event is easy. Simply do one of the following things:
- Click the File menu at the top of the Thunderbird window, or click the menu button .
- Select the New submenu and select Event .
- Press the Shortcut Ctrl + I .
- Click the New event button in the Today pane.
- Double-click on Today , Tomorrow or Soon in the events overview of the Today pane.
In both Calendar Mode and Event Mode you can use the above methods but you can also use the dedicated New Event button in the “Calendar Toolbar”:
In this window you can set the details of the event. Here’s a description of all the possible values:
- Title : The name of the event. This is what you will see when you first glance at the calendar
- Location : Where the event will be taking place
- Category : What type of event is it?
- Calendar : Which calendar would you like to store the event in (see Creating new calendars)
- Start and End : Choose the time the event begins, and the time that it ends
- Repeat : If this event will happen again, check this box (see Creating a recurring event)
- Reminder : Will pop up with an alarm at a specified time before the event.
- Description : A brief summary/list of the event
By default event are assumed to have a start and end date and time.
You can set these dates and times by entering them via the keyboard in the respective field or by clicking on the drop-down arrow in that same field. You will then be presented with the following selection options:
You select a time by first selecting the hours and then the minutes. The window will close automatically after selecting the minutes.
If you want to use a time that is not shown, you can extend the selections by clicking on the >> button at the bottom right.
If the event does not have a start or end time you can select the All day event tick-box after which the start and end time will be greyed out.
To create a task follow one of these steps:
- Click the File menu at the top of the Thunderbird window, or click the menu button .
- Select the New submenu and select Task .
- Press the Shortcut Ctrl + D .
- Click the New task button in the Today pane.
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Windows 10 has a Calendar app pre-installed out of the box. It is available in the Start menu. Occasionally, it receives updates from the Microsoft Store. It is useful for those who need just a basic calendar app for storing important events, appointments, holidays etc. If needed, you can enable week numbers for the Calendar app.
Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 are new apps from Microsoft to help you stay up-to-date on your email, manage your schedule, and stay in touch with people you care about the most. Designed for both work and home, these apps help you communicate quickly and focus on what’s important across all your accounts. It supports Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo! and other popular accounts. Also, you can make Windows 10 Calendar show national holidays.
For your convenience, you can enable week numbers for the Calendar app. They will appear in a new column in the main calendar view.
To Enable Week Numbers for Calendar app in Windows 10,
- Launch the Calendar app from the Start menu.
- Click on the Settings icon in the left pane (the button with the gear icon).
- In Settings, click on Calendar Settings.
- Scroll down to the Week Numbers option.
- By default it is set to Off, but you can turn on week numbers by selecting First Day of Year, First Full Week, or First Four-Day Week for what you want.
- Now you can leave the Settings pane.
Note: While Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 supports Outlook, Exchange, and Office 365 accounts, they are separate applications from Outlook or Outlook.com.
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Hey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post. I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Tips – Windows Taskbar Badges (Anniversary Update).
I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy. But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen. That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.
Microsoft just recently released their latest update for Windows 10, called Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Oh, and this isn’t just a small update either. It is a major update, with a lot of new features, performance enhancements and bug fixes.
Today, we are going to focus on changes to the Windows 10 Taskbar Date and Time. One of my favorite features on the taskbar is the time and date. Simple, to the point, right? “What time is it?” “What date is it again?” I am constantly asking myself that question. There is really no better place to look that is more convenient than on your taskbar.
However, what if you ask the question, “What is the date next Tuesday?” You might be able to figure it out if you know todays date, but, what if you don’t? If you click on the taskbar date and time, you get a quick reference calendar.
But…there is more. Check out just below the calendar. Notice that events for the chosen day are displayed, giving you a quick outlook for the day. It takes the events from your calendar application. So, if your calendar application is linked to your work and personal calendars, you get to see the combined list of all your events. Click on an event to bring it up in your calendar.
While you are looking around, you might decide that you want to add an event. Simply click on the plus button and you will be taken to your calendar application with a new event window opened.
NOTE: You can choose to hide the agenda by clicking on the Hide agenda.
Another cool feature in the time and date dialog is the list of time zones that you can add. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I mess up what time it is on the east or west coast. So, I simply added two more clocks for those time zones. (don’t judge me for not remembering such a simple thing)
To setup up to two additional clocks, all you have to do is right click on the time and/or date in the taskbar and select Adjust date/time from the menu.
From here you will be taken to the settings screen to adjust your taskbar time and date. In this screen, select Add clocks for different time zones.
Now you will be presented with the taskbar date and time settings screen. From here, you will want to fill in the information necessary for your need. I chose to have both East and West coast time zones as you can see from the image below:
Pretty nice little features that make the taskbar date and time functionality really useful. No need to open up a separate clock or calendar application to get quick information when that information is just a click away.
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It looks like Microsoft is intentionally stripping away several features from the taskbar for Windows 11 in order to push Widgets.
Windows Latest reports that, despite initial hopes that the missing taskbar functions in Windows 11 were just a bug, Microsoft has confirmed they’re intentional. The aim is to encourage people to use the Windows Widgets panel, instead.
The Windows 11 calendar pop-up is one of the more notable changes, as it no longer integrates with events or agendas. Pulling up the calendar form the Windows 11 taskbar will display the dates, but you won’t be able to add new events. On the Windows Feedback Hub, Microsoft has stated that “. there is a calendar option in the new widgets experience that you can use to quickly see your personal calendar and its events.”
The clock also has been altered so that it no longer displays the time in seconds when clicked. Microsoft says that you can add up to two different clock readouts to the taskbar pop-up, but admits that displaying seconds isn't supported.
It's not just functions that can be performed via Widgets, either. Windows 11 testers are unable to ungroup apps, and can't drag apps or files to the taskbar to open them. The right-click context menu also is gone from the taskbar.
While Windows 11 isn't due for a public release for another couple of months, it's not likely that Microsoft will be making any taskbar changes. Not at first, anyway. Thus far, its only statements on the matter have been general "we'll take your feedback into consideration" type responses.