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Google Gears in Calendar?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
7 years ago28,090 views

Octavee says he saw a Google Gears dialog in Google Calendar. Some unrelated issue or a sign of things to come?


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<<just got a message if I want to allow or deny google gears in google calendar. Seems a new thing, but under what's new is no mention of it. ...

This is the screenshot. But seems to not work yet. I tries to diasble my internet and enter an event. but it was not saved.>>

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Calendar seems like a good fit for Gears, would love to see this happen.

Perhaps we'll get some releases / announcements during tomorrow's analyst day?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

yes, this is confirmed by the javascript. Gears is everywhere in it.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Execute this in your address bar:

javascript:_olp_showPromo();

You should get a dialog box containing the following:

<< Use Google Calendar Offline
To view and edit the next 3 months of your Google Calendar when you're not connected to the Internet, click " OK ". [Online] will appear in the top right of your screen whenever your data is ready to be viewed offline.
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This feature uses the Google Gears browser plug-in (which is already installed on your computer). >>

Doesn't look like it's quite ready yet...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

(hey, welcome back Tony!)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

And here's another link to try:

javascript:void((function(){if (3!=0) {_GenSettings(3);}})())

That displays the Offline settings although it doesn't seem to save the changes if you check the box and the "learn more" link leads to here, which is currently blank:

google.com/support/calendar/bi ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

(Thanks... it's taken me a while to catch up!)

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I wish they would use the same gears icons as google reader does. it's silly to confuse users.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Hope it comes soon

Ben Greenberg [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I also saw one of those gGears dialog boxes in gCal...

Voyagerfan5761 [PersonRank 3]

7 years ago #

I even cleared my google.com Gears allowances and still didn't get a dialog. I had to re-add the site from Reader. Maybe it's not prompting on my account. Then again, Tony's functions worked...

HenrikS [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Yay! My gcal works offline.

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

More details please!

Bill Mac [PersonRank 9]

6 years ago #

Not just more; any.

Amagi Tremper [PersonRank 3]

6 years ago #

finally this is what google calandar needed.

Jerry [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

It shows the message box, but Google Calendar doesn't think that I have installed Gears, even when I have already installed it. I guess I'll have to wait....

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