Google Calendar is online time management and scheduling service developed by Google. You can use Google Calendar for various purposes like creating and editing events like birthdays, anniversaries, etc., scheduling and managing meetings, adding reminders for a particular date, etc. In this article, we will talk about how to add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar. By doing so, you will be able to access Google Calendar quickly.
How to add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar
Here, we will see the steps to add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar for the following three popular web browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
Add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar using Google Chrome
The steps to add Google Calendar to Windows 11 taskbar using Google Chrome are listed below:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Go to Google Calendar in Google Chrome.
- Sign in using your Google account.
- Create a desktop shortcut for Google Calendar.
- Add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar.
Let’s see all these steps in detail.
1] Open Google Chrome. Open a new tab in Google Chrome and type google calendar. Click on the Google Calendar link that says www.google.com. Now, click Sign in on the top right side of your screen and enter your Google account credentials.
2] After signing into Google Calendar, click on the three vertical dots on the top right side and go to “More tools > Create shortcut.”
3] You will see a popup to create a Google Calendar desktop shortcut. Name your Google Calendar shortcut and check the Open as window checkbox. After that, click Create. If you do not select the checkbox while creating a shortcut, Google Calendar will be opened in your Chrome browser every time you click the desktop shortcut. Selecting this checkbox will open the Google Calendar in a separate window.
4] Now, go to your desktop and right-click on the Google Calendar shortcut. Go to “Show more options > Pin to Taskbar.” If you want, you can also pin Google Calendar to the Start menu by clicking on the desired option in the right-click context menu.
After performing the above steps, Google Calendar will be added to your Windows 11 Taskbar. If you want to open Google Calendar in another web browser like Edge or Firefox, you have to add Google Calendar to the Taskbar using that web browser. We have discussed this below.
Add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar using Microsoft Edge
The following instructions will help you add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar using Microsoft Edge:
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Go to Google Calendar and sign in using your Google account.
- Pin Google Calendar to Taskbar directly from Microsoft Edge options.
Let’s see all these steps in detail.
1] Open Microsoft Edge. Go to Google Calendar. We have provided the direct link to Google Calendar above in this article.
2] After visiting Google Calendar, sign in using your Google account. Now, click on the three horizontal dots on the top right side and go to “More tools > Pin to taskbar.” After that, Edge will pin the Google Calendar to your Windows 11 Taskbar. Now, whenever you click on its icon on your Taskbar, Google Calendar will be opened in Microsoft Edge.
Add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar using Mozilla Firefox
Firefox does not have a built-in feature to add websites to Windows 11 Taskbar. Therefore, the steps to add Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar using Firefox are different from Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
- Open Firefox and go to Google Calendar.
- Sign in using your Google account.
- Go to your desktop and create a shortcut for Firefox.
- Pin the shortcut to Windows 11 Taskbar.
Below, we have explained all these steps in detail.
1] Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Google Calendar. Now, sign in using your Google account.
2] Now, go to your desktop and create a shortcut. For this, right-click on the empty space on the desktop and go to “New > Shortcut.” This will open the Create Shortcut window. Here, you have to type the path for the Firefox .exe file followed by the URL of Google Calendar. You will find the Firefox .exe file on your computer at any one of the following locations:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
Open Windows Explorer and check which of the above paths contains the Firefox .exe file. I found the .exe file of Firefox at the latter path on my laptop.
Now, go to the Create Shortcut window and click on the Browse button. After that, select the Firefox .exe file from your computer. To make it simple, click on the address bar of File Explorer and copy the path where the Firefox .exe file is located. After that, paste the path in the required field in the Create Shortcut window. After pasting the path, type \firefox.exe.
Do note that the complete path should be in quotations. If not, add inverted commas to the start and end of the path. Now, go to the tab in Firefox in which you have opened Google Calendar and copy the URL. Return to the Create Shortcut window and paste the copied URL preceded by -url.
After performing the above steps, your complete path should look like this:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -url https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r
Do note that in the above path, there is a space before and after -url. Now, click Next, enter the name Google Calendar and click Finish. After that, the Google Calendar desktop shortcut will be created for Firefox. But, it has the icon of Firefox. You have to do one more step to change its icon from Firefox to Google Calendar.
On Windows 11, you can easily change the icon of any file or folder. Before you change the firefox icon to Google Calendar, make sure that you have an ICO file on your computer. ICO is an extension for icon files. You can easily create an ICO file by using the free image to ICO converter software or online tools. If you do not want to install third-party software on your system, you can create an ICO file using Paint 3D on Windows 11.
After changing the icon, right-click on it and go to “Show more options > Pin to Taskbar.” This will add the Google Calendar shortcut to your Windows 11 taskbar. Now, whenever you click on the Google Calendar icon on your Taskbar, Windows will open it in Firefox.
Read: How to create, edit and delete Recurring Calendar Appointment in Outlook.
How do I get the Google Calendar icon on my Taskbar?
To get the icon of Google Calendar on your Taskbar, first, create its desktop shortcut using Google Chrome. After that, right-click on the desktop shortcut and select the Pin to Taskbar option. If you are a Microsoft Edge user, you can directly pin Google Calendar to the Taskbar using Microsoft Edge options. On the other hand, Firefox users have to follow a bit longer approach to add the Google Calendar icon to the Taskbar. We have explained all these methods in detail in this article.
How do I get the Google Calendar app on Windows 11?
There is no official Google Calendar app available in Microsoft Store for Windows users. However, you can create a Google Calendar shortcut on your desktop or you can pin Google Calendar to your Windows 11 Taskbar. When you click on the Google calendar shortcut on your desktop or on Windows 11 Taskbar, Windows will open the Google Calendar in the web browser using which you have created that shortcut.
Is there a Google Calendar widget for Windows 11?
Unfortunately, there is no Google Calendar widget available for Windows 11 users for now. But, you can create a desktop shortcut for Google Calendar or pin Google Calendar to your Windows 11 Taskbar. We have explained how to add Google Calendar to Windows 11 taskbar in detail in this article.
That’s it, you have successfully added Google Calendar to Windows 11 Taskbar. We hope you found our article helpful.
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