How to Add Google Calendar Events From the Chrome Omnibox

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The Omnibox is Google’s fancy name for the address bar at the top of the browser. The reason it’s called that is because it does a lot more than just accept addresses these days (a trick that rival browsers have now picked up as well). You can use it to search for queries in search engines, browse your email, and most recently add new Google Calendar events.

Here we’re going to show you how to use the Chrome omnibox to take a shortcut straight to the “Add Calendar Event” screen.

There are two things you can type into the Chrome omnibox that will take you to a new calendar event. They are:

  • cal.new
  • meeting.new

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Typing either of these then hitting Enter will take you straight to the “Add Calendar Event” screen.

That’s not all. If you have more than one Google account associated with your browser, you can create new calendar entries for that user instead. Just type cal.new/2 or meeting.new/2 with the number after the slash corresponding to the user on Chrome (just look at which position a given Google account is in the list when you click your account icon at the top right corner of your browser, and that’ll be its number).

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And that’s it! You now know how to add calendar entries in Google that little bit faster thanks to the all-powerful Omnibox.

If you want to learn more Google secrets, check out our list of hidden Google games, and round-up of Chrome extensions for automating those boring browsing tasks.

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