Google Calendar: View Calendars

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In Google Calendar, you can specify which of your calendars you want to view on the main calendar. You can also change the view of the main calendar, specifying whether you want to see events for a specific day, week, month, or a custom period of time. In addition, you can specify the default view—so, what view Google Calendar shows automatically when you first log in.

To specify what calendars to view on the main calendar

  1. Log in to your Google account and navigate to Google Calendar.
  2. In the list of calendars on the left side of the screen, click the box next to the calendar you want to either add or remove from the main calendar. 

Note:

A colored box next to a calendar means events from that calendar will appear on the main calendar. An empty box next to a calendar means events from that calendar will not appear on the main calendar. Follow the steps above to change an empty box to a colored box and vice versa. If you would like to change the color of a calendar, please see Google Calendar: Change Calendar Color.

To change the view of the main calendar

  1. Log in to your Google account and navigate to Google Calendar.
  2. From the list of view options above the right side of the calendar, click the desired option. 
  • Day: Shows events for the current day
  • Week: Shows events for the current week
  • Month: Shows events for the current month
  • 4 Days: Shows events for the current day plus the next three days (Note: This is a custom view option. "4 Days" is the default custom view option. See “To change the custom view option” below.)
  • Agenda: Shows a list of events organized by day

To change the custom view option

Google Calendar allows you to change the custom view option located in the list of view options above the right side of the calendar. You can only have one custom view option at a time. The default custom view option is “4 Days.”  To change the custom view option, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Google account and navigate to Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right of the screen, click the gear-shaped icon. A drop-down menu appears.
  3. From the drop-down menu, click “Settings.”
  4. From the “Custom view: “ drop-down menu, select the desired option.
  5. Click “Save” at the top or bottom of the screen. The custom view option is changed. 

To change the default view of the main calendar

  1. Log in to your Google account and navigate to Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right of the screen, click the gear-shaped icon. A drop-down menu appears.
  3. From the drop-down menu, click “Settings.”
  4. From the “Default view:” drop-down menu, select the desired option.
  5. Click “Save” at the top or bottom of the screen. The default view is changed.

 

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