Google Calendar basics

Keyboard shortcuts

Navigating around a calendar should be fast and easy. For those of you who like to type, we've provided keyboard shortcuts for most of the key functionality.

Shortcut Key Definition Action
Navigation
k or p Previous date range Moves your calendar view to the previous date range
j or n Next date range Moves your calendar view to the next date range
r Refresh Refreshes your calendar
t Jump to 'Today' Moves you to the current day
Views
1 or d 'Day' view Displays your calendar in the 'Day' view
2 or w 'Week' view Displays your calendar in the 'Week' view
3 or m 'Month' view Displays your calendar in the 'Month' view
4 or x 'Custom' view Displays your calendar in the 'Custom' view
5 or a 'Agenda' view Displays your calendar in the 'Agenda' view
Actions
c Create event Allows you to create a new event
e Event details Allows you to view an event's details
Backspace or Delete Delete event Deletes the event
ctrl + z / command + z or z Undo Undo last action (if possible)
ctrl + s / command + s Save Save event (from event details page)
Esc Escape Return to calendar grid (from event details page)
Application
/ Search Places your cursor in the search box
shift += or + Add a calendar Focus on 'Add a calendar' text box under 'Other calendars'
q Quick add Opens "Quick Add"
ctrl + p or command + p Print Prints the current view
s Settings Brings you to your Google Calendar settings page
ctrl + ? / command + ? or ? Keyboard shortcuts menu Brings up a menu of keyboard shortcuts