Google calendar in Mozilla Thunderbird on Ubuntu 11.10

Via the Ubuntu Software Centre:

  1. Search for thunderbird
  2. Click on the search result “Thunderbird Email” and then on the “More Info” button
  3. Enable at least the “Calendar Extension for Thunderbird – Google Calendar support (xul-ext-gdata-provider)”
  4. Install the add-ons
  5. Open your Google Calendar in your web browser
  6. In the left-hand column, under “My calendars”, hover over the calendar of choice and click the down arrow that appears after the calendar name
  7. Select “Calendar settings”
  8. Close to the bottom of the page will be the “Calendar ID” (in my case it is my full email address. Make a note of this ID.
  9. Start up Thunderbird upon completion.
  10. File -> New -> Calendar
  11. Select “On the Network” and click Next
  12. Select “CalDAV”
  13. In the Location field enter: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/calendar.id.noted.in.point.8/events
  14. Click Next then enter a name for the calendar and set an email account against it
  15. When prompted, enter your username and password for accessing this calendar
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4 Responses to “Google calendar in Mozilla Thunderbird on Ubuntu 11.10”

  1. jozh says:

    Doesn’t work. what is “calendar.id.noted.in.point.8″?

  2. Gordon says:

    I couldn’t get this to work without installing the Google Provider 0.9 add-on.

    • Iain says:

      At the time of writing I was unable to install the Google Provider 0.9 plugin from Moz.
      Though setting things up in the Software Centre appeared to add the plugin.

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