Unstable, slow, but usefull Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Sometimes it crash the Thunderbird and do full sync every time.
Full sync is significally slow, thunderbird becomes unresponsive.
calendar.threading.latency helps. But TB still CRASHES a lot.
Please try changing calendar.threading.latency to 90 in the advanced config editor (Preferences > Advanced > General > Config Editor). Let me know if it works!
Dosn´t work on Windows 10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
wery good add-on. I have Windows Vista and Thunderbird 45.2.0. The Syncronisation ist very good. If I try ist with Windows 10, Thunderbird works for a long time and don´t stop. Can any Body help me.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
Please check the support options for help.
Very good, but can't handle more than 5 calendars Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works well and is quite useful. I have been using the add-on with 4 calendars for some time. However, I tried adding 3 more calendars today and it caused Thunderbird to hang. Only way Thunderbird recovers is by force quitting, starting in safe mode, removing those calendars and restarting.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
Work very good Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Simple, pure, nice and just works. Now I can sync my Google Calendar on mobile phone with Thunderbird. Very nice.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
Provider for Google Calendar- small gitches Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'm over-all pleased with the provider for Google calendar.
Problems I am having is with the sync and it is the latest version and the reminders from my calendar cannot be dismissed.
Very good if you do not have more than 2000 entries in a calendar Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It is a nice add-on that helps me to synchronize several google calendars to thunderbird.
There is only one (quite big) problem: it stops synchronizing the newest events when a calendar consists of more than 2000 entries.
Thunderbird 45 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I had the same problem as the last couple of reviewers, the upgrade to Thunderbird 45 caused all of my Google calendars to no longer connect at all. After a little investigation I noticed that this plugin has not been automatically updating, it was still on version 1.0.2 I think. So after manually updating this plugin to version 2.7 and restarting Thunderbird, all my Google calendars are back and everything works properly. Hopefully this will help someone else with the same issue.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
Works great for syncing two Google calendars (work and personal) into one Lightning calendar view Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Once I realised that appointments were being set in the "Home" calendar by default, and that this was not what I needed, it all worked smoothly.
When setting an appointment, in the event dialogue there is a "Calendar" drop-down where you choose the calendar in which you want the event to be recorded. I was not paying attention to this; it was set by default to Home, and was therefore not being sent to my Google calendar. This caused me some frustration as I initially thought there was a fault with the synchronisation because the events were not appearing in Google but I then realised there was nothing to sync as I was actually setting them on the local Lightning "Home" calendar only.
For my purposes, I have deleted the "Home" calendar altogether so now all events will at least be recorded in one of my Google calendars if I forget to select one. This works fine for me and I now have an integrated calendar in which I can view and manage my personal as well as my business appointments.
Calendar Refresh Interval? Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent Add-on. Makes Lightning work with Google Calendar.
There seems to be a limitation when setting the Sync Refresh Rate. It cannot be set any faster than once every 30 minutes.
I don't think this is a limitation of Lightning. Seems like it may be a limitation of what the Provider will permit.
Is that correct? Is there some way to customize this?
Unfortunately this is hard to change. The limitation is in place so I don't hit the API call limit. I have already reduced the number of requests as far as possible, but there are a lot of users and they make a lot of requests :)
Item changed on server Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great plug-in, very useful.
I do struggle with what seems to be a bug though: Frequently I get a modal window complaining "This item has recently been changed on the server. Submitting your changes will overwrite the changes made on the server". I am offered to submit or discard my changes, but regardless of my choice the error persists. Is anybody else experiencing this?
Enter correct address ... OS X Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I tried to configure Provider for Google calendar on my Thunderbird installation (system OS X El Capitan). When I go thru Create New Calendar -&amp;gt; On the Network -&amp;gt; Google Calendar -&amp;gt; Locate your calendar and type my email address he say I have to enter correct address ... I suppose program expect URL link... so i cannot log when I enter my email address ! and configure it... Please help.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
No, the URL is no longer required. Please enter your email address.
Awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Makes Thunderbird/Lightning even better!
I hate using Local Calendars and this has fixed it! Thank you so much!
Works great but. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works great with google calendar BUT repeating events created in Thunderbird do not sync to google. Repeating events created in google sync perfectly back to Thunderbird. Any explanation?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
Works great, minor nits Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add on is a really useful tool. I made a contribution to support it.
Under "Create New Calendar -> On the Network -> Google Calendar -> Locate your calendar", it says "Please pick an existing session or enter your email address to create a new session". Most people won't be able to figure out what a "session" means here. Basically, it means enter the email associated with the new Google calendar you're setting up (strictly speaking, you're setting up a new Thunderbird calendar connection to your existing Google Calendar, but whatever)
Hi Ben, thank you very much for the contribution and the suggestion. I agree it would be good to get this technical term out of the extension and it is easy to describe differently. It may take a bit though, because the extensions is translated into many languages.
Love it, best calender app around Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It works perfectly reading and writing to my Google calendars. With Lightning it's the best calendar app around.
- great you can scroll down smoothly, not just a month at a time, which is only partly implemented in Apple's calendar and not at all in others
- you can see the time on the event, again can't on many others
- can print out a month's events
Thank you! keep it up
Very helpful guide - Worked for me! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The guide is a tiny bit outdated I guess, because a couple of the final steps were different. But it was not hard to guess the right selection. All in all very straightforward. It took me about 5min. to adjust the settings. Thank you!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).
Slow and unresponsive Rated 1 out of 5 stars
After over a year the add-on still slows down Thunderbird to almost stand still.
After each update it requires to authenticate each calendar again. Which is quite annoying.
Unfortunately I can't fix the reauthentication on update due to the way Google OAuth tokens work. If I were to keep the same token across versions, I would have to disable a broader range of versions in case major issues occur, making more users unhappy. I already try to keep this down to a minimum though.
Regarding the slowdown, this should only happen on a full synchronization, the first time the calendar is downloaded. I am happy to help debug this further in case you contact the support email.
moved half my meetings by an hour, made them public Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I had high hopes, but after installing this, half my meetings were changed as follows:
* moved forward in time by an hour;
* calendar-default visibility settings were replaced with "public";
* repeating calendar entries were reconfigured as a series of exceptions.
I'd appreciate if you could contact support on this issue. The time moved forward should be a display issue fixed in 2.7, the repeating entries thing only happens if you make changes to occurrences and is related to Lightning, and the visibility thing sounds strange to me.
Marvellous, thanks a lot Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works fine! One of the best calendar add-ons because win 10 calendar does not (yet?) show past events, in the android world it is, as far as I know, only Calengoo which presents all (!) events from the Google calendar.
Downloaded Thunderbird, Lightning and thirdly this "Provider for Google Calendar".
I'm not thee expert in all these things, just followed the instructions here:
Result: Thunderbird loads fairly quickly, only the first search-through took 30 sec with five years of events (average one entry a day). The whole thing took me five minutes.
Only 1000 first events sync - Would be better to start with the future events than older ones Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Thanks for this module
You wrote on October 5, 2015 ("Wrong" - response to "unusable with large numbers of events"
I have the same problem : the sync of 1000 events does the sync of events in my agenda from 2007 to 2011. But nothing after 2011, the 1000 first events are in TB but not the current ones.
You said "There is an advanced option to change the batch size" : how is it possible to use it ? I would set 3000 then.
You said also "Once the initial synchronization is done, the synchronization token is saved locally and all future synchronizations are incremental: only changed events are downloaded. So, let me guess, this is exactly how synchronization software should work? Yes, I thought so."
Then as you guess "the case is probably that the initial sync is not complete, hence the token is not saved on shutdown and next time you start up, it attempts to start over. Please give it some time." How can I know if the initial sync is complete or not ? In the bottom bar, there is written "synchroniszation finished at 19:18:14, but my last event is june 20th, 2011.
Thanks a lot