Google Calendar tip

This month I’m using Google Calendar exclusively for my calendaring and scheduling.

I don’t really know if I’ll continue to use it or not, but I’m immersing myself in it as part of a project at work in which I’m investigating a variety of different media/applications for staying organized.

One thing that bugs me (beside the fact that I need to use Firefox – Safari is not supported yet) is that it appears to always start the page view only at the first event. So if my first scheduled event for a week is at 10:00, that’s where my calendar view starts. There’s no configuration or preference for what hours of the day you want your to display.

But I like to see more of my work day … about 7:30 to 6:30. So here’s a work-around:

Create an event on Sunday morning at 7:00 AM (or however early you want
your average day to start being viewable. In event details, make it
repeat weekly.

Presto: all your calendars now show from 7:00 AM on …

I’m sure Google will eventually come up with a feature to make this
work-around superfluous, but until then it works!

(Also published in Google Calendar help.)

[tags] google, calendar, tip [/tags]