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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



Change your calendar view to the next date range

j or n

Refresh your calendar


Move to the current day


Move to add a calendar section


Put your cursor in the search box


Go to the Settings page


Change your calendar view



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



Create a new event


See an event's details


Delete an event

Backspace or Delete



Save event (from the event details page)


Return to calendar grid from an event details page


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