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September 17, 2010

Google Calendar Sound Notifications

Google Calendar has a Labs feature called "Gentle reminders" that replaces pop-up reminders with better notifications. "When you get a reminder, the title of the Google Calendar window or tab will happily blink in the background." If you use Google Chrome, you can also enable desktop notifications in the settings.



Google has recently added sound notifications. You can enable this feature by going to Settings > Gentle reminders (labs) and selecting Play a sound notification together with reminders (requires Flash).

{ spotted by François Beaufort }

13 comments:

  1. Good times. How can I change the sound?

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  2. I can't seem to find what you're talking about in calender settings :( any help would be nice...

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  3. Go to http://www.google.com/calendar/b/0/render?settings=4, enable "Gentle Reminders" and save.
    Then go to "General" Tab and go to the bottom to see the configuration of this lab (cf. picture below)

    By the way, we cant change the sound right now.

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  4. Wanna something like this for Gmail since years...

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  5. I don't think that would be of much use. (for the same reasons I don't use the Popup-messages) Google Calendar is a web application. ...
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  6. @Francois Thank you for the help :)

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  7. Thanks for the help everyone. I was stuck on this!

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  8. I don't see this at all. My option is to enable or disable. "This feature replaces Calendar's pop-ups: when you get a reminder, the title of the Google Calendar window or tab will happily blink in the background and you will hear a pleasant sound." No option to turn off sound, you see.

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  9. @Nathan: enable first, then save and then go back to the settings. Now you see the options on the first tab.

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  10. Awesome, there are so many things hidden in Chrome that are great tools.

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