Use keyboard shortcuts in Google Calendar

When you turn on keyboard shortcuts, you can press keys to make changes to your Google Calendar and quickly navigate to certain pages.

Turn on keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts only work if you're using Google Calendar on your computer.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. In the "Enable keyboard shortcuts" section, select Yes.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

Shortcuts you can use

Tip: After you turn on keyboard shortcuts, you can see all the shortcuts you can use by typing a question mark ?

Move around the calendar
Action Shortcut
Change your calendar view to the next date range j or n
Refresh your calendar r
Move to the current day t
Move to add a calendar section +
Put your cursor in the search box /
Go to the Settings page s
Go to a specific date  g
Change your calendar view
Action Shortcut
Day view 1 or d
Week view 2 or w
Month view 3 or m
Custom view 4 or x
Agenda view 5 or a
Make changes to an event
Action Shortcut
Create a new event c
See an event's details e
Delete an event Backspace or Delete
Undo z
Save event (from the event details page)

⌘ (Mac)
Ctrl + (Windows)

Return to calendar grid from an event details page Esc
View Tasks & Keep

You can now use Keep and Tasks in a side panel while using Calendar. To go to the side panel, use these shortcuts:

  • Windows: Ctrl + Alt + . (period) or Ctrl + Alt + , (comma)
  • Chromebook: Alt + Shift + . (period) or Alt + Shift + , (comma)
  • Mac: + Option + . (period) or + Option + , (comma).
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