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Become a Google Calendar Whiz with These Keyboard Shortcuts

Yahoo Tech

I live on Google Calendar. If an appointment isn’t in GCal, it isn’t happening. Unsurprisingly, then, I spend a good portion of my time scheduling, rescheduling, and planning events on the online Calendar. And while I wish I had a personal assistant to handle all this, there is a way to make the process faster and more streamlined: keyboard shortcuts.

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Google has helpfully built in about 20 of them to help you navigate through your calendar quickly, or edit events. In fact, the company even offers a handy guide of these Calendar-specific shortcuts in its Support forums.

For example, you can type 1 or D and 2 or W to toggle between daily and weekly views. Pressing T lets you jump to Today from anywhere in your calendar. C let you create an event, E allows you to view its details, and Esc lets you return to the main calendar grid from an event page. You get the idea.

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With these shortcuts in your arsenal, you can zip through your calendar like some sort of digital time-traveling wizard. And with all that saved time, you’ll be free to devote yourself to more pressing tasks — like those extra games of Candy Crush.

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