We’ve talked to death about keyboard shortcuts in apps such as Gmail. However, Wired reminds us that Google Calendar has shortcuts too — and they’re really darn handy.
I’m a bit of a keyboard shortcut nut. These days, I rarely click on anything in Gmail — I use j, k, x and other keyboard keys to get around and manage my inbox. Yet for some reason, every time I use Google Calendar, it feels like such a hassle, because I’m using my mouse the whole time, like some kind of chump.
If that sounds familiar, take a moment today to check out Calendar’s keyboard shortcuts. They’re often ignored, but they’re really good! For example:
- j and k move you up and down from month to month (or week to week, depending on your view)
- t takes you directly to today
- d takes you to day view, w to week view, m to month view, and so on (also works with 1, 2, and 3 respectively)
- c creates a new event
These are just a few of the actions I use every day, but there are a lot of other shortcuts. Check out the full list at the link below, or hit the ? button in Google Calendar to see the list there.