Calendar app and Google calendar

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  1. travelinthrough

    travelinthrough New Member

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    Has anyone figured out how to display Google calendars other than your main Google calendar on the calendar app? I have several calendars that I use to keep business and personal appointments separate, however I can only view my main calendar which has my business appointments on it. Or is there another calendar app that will have better functionality?
     
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    Also trying to figure that out. The problem is that

    1) It's hard to get to m.google.com/sync to access the settings that allow you to choose what calendars to sync (e.g. for your iPad). It seems to be very finicky about which browser you're using to access the settings.
    2) Even after you get to the sync page, and go to the settings for your device, there are only options for "Send Mail As" and "Delete items will archive email", but no options to select which calendars get synced.

    I suspect this is a Google problem, not so much a Surface problem. I have tried adding my Google account as an Exchange server, but have not been able to access Google Sync settings to see if that changes anything.
     
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    Just re-did a Google search, and this site almost gets us where we need it to go, but it's still not possible for me to select multiple calendars after making them show up:

    Teens Into Tech: How To Add Multiple Google Calenders To Your Window 8 Calender

    1. Add you Google account to Windows 8. You can do this from the calender settings. Your main Google Calender should now show in the calender app.

    2. Now for the hard part of change the calender settings. If you have a smartphone, go to your smartphone's web browser and type in m.google.com/sync. If you do not have a smartphone, you can use this Chrome add-on to trick the page into thinking you're using a mobile browser. If you do use User Switcher Agent in Chrome, change its settings to Windows Phone.

    3. You should now be on the Google Sync page. Select the Windows Mail option.

    4. In the URL, there should be a part that says "supportMultipleCalenders=false". Change the word false to true.

    5. Now, reload the page. Once it has reloaded, there should now be a list of calenders below the mail settings. Select all the calenders you want to add to your calender in Windows 8 and hit save.

    6. Reload you Windows Calender app, and all your calenders will now show up!
     
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    Alexander figured out the fix: disable Javascript in your browser and then you can select multiple calendars.
     

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