2 Chrome address bar shortcuts for creating Google Calendar events

If you have privacy issues and borderline monopolization of the Internet, Google is really fantastic in the way it offers so much.

When your favorite browser is also your email provider, developer of your phone, owner of your favorite video website, and more, cross-platform integrations abound. Even today, Google is creating ways to interconnect your browser, phone, and everything else with its massive set of web services and applications.

Recently, this is still in effect, as Google Chrome now supports some new shortcuts to Google Calendar in its latest stable release for computers.

Let’s talk about the two new Google Chrome shortcuts that let you create Google Calendar events in Chrome using the address bar.

How to create Google Calendar events in the Chrome address bar

Creating Google Calendar events and meetings is no longer a difficult task, but it’s about to be even easier via the address bar or, as Google puts it, the omnibox.

As of desktop version 77.0.3865.120, Chrome users can now use the file cal.nou or meeting.new shortcut shortcuts to create an event or calendar meeting (respectively). All you have to do is type in any keyword phrase in the Chrome address bar and press Enter.

If you’ve used bookmarks for similar purposes, these new shortcuts can save you some real estate properties from the bookmarks bar. If you have used any extension, it can be turned off completely make Chrome work more easily. The two key phrases are very short, so the extra time spent writing them is quite negligible.

What’s even nicer is that you can target the creation of these events to your linked Google Accounts. If you go there Google homepage, click the portrait of your account and hover over the name of any of the linked accounts; you should see an account number in the status bar URL, like this:

The value of the file authenticator the parameter of this URL is important. If you hover over a user account, take this number and add 1, you can create shortcuts for new Google Calendar events and meetings to accounts other than the one you signed in to.

For example, for the account shown in the screenshot above, I can use the file cal.new/2 i meeting.new / 2 shortcuts to automatically sign in to this account and create an event or calendar meeting below. This is a huge time saver, especially if you can memorize each of the numbers assigned to your account.

Google Calendar is our choice for the best online calendar service, so we appreciate the inclusion of these Google Calendar shortcuts in Google Chrome.

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