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Post Posted April 5th, 2018, 6:47 am

I am following the instructions in the Mozilla Support pages with the same title and working on Thunderbird 52.7.0 (64 bit) on openSUSE Leap 42.3.
Unfortunately some of the detailed instructions in the Support pages seem to have been written for another version, for example:-

Importing the calendar into Lightning

To import the calendar into Lightning:

Go to the Thunderbird's File menu and select New. From the sub-menu, select Calendar.
Once the wizard opens, select On the network from the available options and click Next.
Choose Google Calendar.


No wizard opens and nowhere is it possible to select Google Calendar.
I have tried both the manual instructions for installing Provider for Google Calendar and installing it from an Add-Ons search. The Add-on is showing as installed if I use the latter approach but there is no sign of any wizard or opportunity to select 'On the Network' only from my local directories.

Does this mean that it is no longer possible to use Google Calendar with Lightning?

DN123ABC
 
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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 9:02 am

Following.

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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 7:06 pm

Go to the Calendar tab.
Select a Calendar in the Calendar List in the Calendar Pane. (It's the pane on the left).
Right click on it. (I use the default Home calendar, but any will do).
Click New Calendar.
Select On the Network.
Click Next.
Select Google Calendar.
Click Next.
I'll let you figure out the rest.
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Post Posted August 10th, 2018, 7:45 am

I think Google has changed how they share stuff or something. Where in google do we get the address? Is it .ics file? Not sure if we put .ics or Google, because there are no clear, CURRENT instructions for doing this ANYWHERE (Google, Thunderbird, or "Google Provider").

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Post Posted August 11th, 2018, 8:09 am

DN123ABC wrote:I think Google has changed how they share stuff or something. Where in google do we get the address? Is it .ics file? Not sure if we put .ics or Google, because there are no clear, CURRENT instructions for doing this ANYWHERE (Google, Thunderbird, or "Google Provider").


Does the window not say to use an existing session or enter your email address? That would be your Google Mail address.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cr ... calendar_2
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Post Posted August 11th, 2018, 10:10 pm

I am having problem with the lightning and google also.

Recently I have noticed I cannot add the new calendar which I have created on the google.

At the point where I choose the calendar to add, it just shows blank, nothing to choose.

I am using Debian Buster and TB 52.9.1.

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Post Posted August 12th, 2018, 7:11 am

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 and TB 60.0.

In Firefox (or browser of your choice)

    I opened Google Calendar.
    Selected the "+" next to "Add a friends calendar".
    Selected "New calendar".
    Entered a name into the dialog box that appeared.
    Clicked "Create Calendar".
    Clicked "Configure", but didn't make any changes, or click "Export Calendar".
    Clicked the Settings arrow at the top of the page to go back to my Google Calendar page.
    (I also added two football teams schedules using "Browse calendars of interest".)

In Thunderbird

    Using File > New > Calendar from the Menu Bar, or right click any calendar in the list and select "New Calendar".
    Select "On the Network".
    Click "Next".
    Select "Google Calendar".
    Click "Next".
    I use my existing selection with my Google Mail address already filled in.
    Click "Next".
    I Get a list of all my calendars including the 2 new test and sports calendars I created to teach myself how this works.
    I put a check mark in the box for each calendar and...
    ...Click "Next".
    Get a message that my calendar has been created.
    Click "Finish" and they appear in Lightning.

I suggest you disable all other extensions except Lightning and Provider for Google Calendar, restart TB and see if that helps. If it does then you need to determine which extension is interfering.

If it doesn't, setup a test profile and try there.
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Post Posted August 13th, 2018, 7:41 am

Disabling other extensions did not help.

I still don't see any available google calendar at all.I will try setting up new profile later.

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Post Posted August 13th, 2018, 7:55 am

Ok,

This is what I did.

I created another debian user account for the test.
There I configured Thunderbird lightning with provider for google calendar, and it worked!

So , the problem is with the current profile but I do not know how to fix this. How can I clear existing calendar data and start over again?

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Post Posted August 13th, 2018, 9:35 am

WaltS48 wrote:
DN123ABC wrote:I think Google has changed how they share stuff or something. Where in google do we get the address? Is it .ics file? Not sure if we put .ics or Google, because there are no clear, CURRENT instructions for doing this ANYWHERE (Google, Thunderbird, or "Google Provider").


Does the window not say to use an existing session or enter your email address? That would be your Google Mail address.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cr ... calendar_2



I think you are getting close. I no longer see it asking for an email address. I removed everything and reinstalled, but it still won't prompt for the gmail address.

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