Access Google Calendar in Firefox the Easy Way

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By Akemi Iwaya on January 22nd, 2010

Are you tired of switching back and forth between tabs (or windows) just to add new events to your Google Calendar? Then get ready to leave the tab switching behind with the GCal Popup extension for Firefox.

Before

Usually if you need to add an event to your Google Calendar you have to open it in a new tab or window to access it. Once in a while is fine but if you have to do it often every day then no, not fine at all. Time to get Calendar access without leaving the tab that you happen to be currently viewing…

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After

Once you install the extension that is all that you need to do. There are no options to bother with…you just need to make certain that your “Status Bar” is visible.

This is what the “Status Bar Icon” looks like…click on it to open your Google Calendar and click on it again to close it. Nice and simple…

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For our example we were viewing an article that happened to provide the exact support cut-off date for Windows XP Service Pack 2. Definitely something to keep in mind for the upcoming year. As you can see our calendar popped up very nicely over top the current web page so that we could add the new event. The “shaded border” helps you keep focused on your calendar instead of things (such as flashing ads) in the background.

Note: You can resize the “Popup Window” by grabbing the lower right corner and expanding it to the desired size.

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There is our new event all added in. This extension really makes working with Google Calendar a pleasure when you are having a hectic day and there are 10,000 things to keep track of.

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Conclusion

If you have been looking for an easy way to access your Google Calendar while browsing then you should really give this extension a try. This is definitely a recommended must-have extension…

Links

Download the GCal Popup extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/22/10
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