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Change your settings

You can change your settings for Google Calendar, including how your calendar is setup, notifications, and time zones.

Get to the settings menu

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings Settings > Settings.
  3. At the top of the page, check out different types of settings by clicking General, Calendars, and Labs.
  4. Anytime you update a setting, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

Settings you can change

"General" tab
  • Language
  • Country
  • Time zone
  • Date format
  • Time format
  • Notifications
  • Events from Gmail
  • Default event duration
  • Week starts on
  • Event dimming
  • Show weekends
  • Default view
  • Custom view
  • Location
  • Show weather based on my location
  • Show events you have declined
  • Automatically add invitations to my calendar
  • Automatically add video calls to events I create
  • Alternate calendar
  • Calendar background
  • Enable keyboard shortcuts
"Calendar" tab "Labs" tab

Labs are Google Calendar experiments that you can turn on or off. Learn how to turn on labs and what they do.

Change your "Display density"

Calendar automatically adjusts the amount of information on a page (density) when you adjust your browser size.

To change how much space you see between information on the page, you can change your "Display density" setting.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings.
  3. Choose Comfortable, Cozy, or Compact.

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