Use keyboard shortcuts

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 gear button > Settings.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Enable keyboard shortcuts section.
  4. Select Yes.
  5. 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

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)

s

Return to calendar grid from an event details page

Esc

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