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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Show your Google Calendar in your sidebar (without a separate file)

Update: I guess it would just be easier to simply bookmark the URL in the src attribute after step 2, and mark that to load in the sidebar.

Inspired by the Lifehacker article Step By Step: Display Your GCal Agenda in Firefox's Sidebar, I've improved the process by using a data: URL instead of an external file.

  1. In Google Calendar, go to Settings for your calendar, then click the "Customize the color, size, and other options" link to enter the calendar customization tool.
  2. Choose "Agenda" View, and otherwise configure the calendar however you wish. Just leave the height and width at the default values.
    Configure the embedded calendar
  3. Copy the HTML code.
  4. Head over to The data: URI kitchen and paste in the HTML code.
  5. Make the following changes:
    • Check the "base 64" checkbox.
    • Change src="// to src="http://
    • Paste the following just after scrolling="no" and just before ></iframe>:
      onload="var c=this;c.style.height=window.innerHeight-16;c.style.width=window.innerWidth-16;c.onload=null;window.onresize=function(){c.style.height=window.innerHeight-16;c.style.width=window.innerWidth-16;}"
  6. Click the Generate button.
  7. Your calendar should appear, filling the page. Bookmark it.
  8. In the Properties for this bookmark, check the "Load this bookmark in the sidebar" checkbox.

Now, you can just click the bookmark to open the Google Calendar in your sidebar!


Lonny said...

Thank you. This worked very well.

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