You can now refresh your calendars in Google Calendar without needing to re-load the entire page again. You can see a "Refresh" link next to the current day/week/month.
More exciting is that there's a red line showing the current time.
I previously used a firefox extension to do this.
The red line feature has been around for a very long time, you can enable/disable it in Settings > "Show current time".
"The red line feature has been around for a very long time"
no it hasnt.
this is the first time ive seen it on my account and i certainly didnt enable that setting. Are you sure you hadnt previously installed this greasemonkey script userscripts.org/scripts/show/7 ... coz this feature is new to me?
google added this red line option in june or july 2007 :)
btw: there were more updates:
wo recent features that many of you may be interested in:
<<1. Show an additional time zone! If you’ve ever wanted to overlay
another time zone on top of your Calendar, now you can do so. To try
this feature out, just click “Settings” in the top right of the Google
Calendar page. In the General tab, click on the “Show an additional
time zone” link. Once you select the alternate time zone from the drop-
down and hit “Save,” another time zone will appear in the left hand
side of the calendar grid.
2. No more automatic 24-hour reminders for non-Google Calendar guests.
In the past, if you created an event with guests that weren’t using
Google Calendar, we would send an email reminder one day before the
event begins. Now, your guests will no longer receive a default
As the event organizer, you’ll still have control over your guests’
reminders by taking advantage of the “email guests” feature. Just
click “Email guests” in the Guests section of your event to contact
event attendees for upcoming meetings, parties, etc.. >>
Perhaps google just enabled the feature by default?
The refresh is only for the display. It doesn't refresh subscribed calendars, which would be VERY useful.
This refresh does NOT refresh any subscription calendars. For example, I subscribe to Tripit in my Google calendar and it seems to take hours to days after making a change in Tripit to find it reflected in Google.
How funny. I started noticing that red line and thought it was a display glitch (which made me rather sad).