On Windows and Mac, you can use widgets to pin a calendar to your computer desktop. However, in many cases, these widgets cannot add events or sync with other calendars. In this wikiHow, you'll learn how to add a calendar widget to your desktop, as well as quickly access the built-in calendar from your computer desktop and sync it with other calendar services.
Method 1 of 4: Add a calendar widget to the Windows 10 desktop
Step 1. Click on the Windows start menu
This is the button with the Windows logo on it. It is by default in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
Unfortunately, none of the calendar widgets for Windows 10 can add events or sync with your Windows calendar or other calendars, but you can quickly access the built-in Windows calendar by clicking the date and time in the taskbar. Click the plus sign (+) to add a new event or sync another calendar service with your Windows calendar
Step 2. Click on the Microsoft Store
Its icon resembles a white shopping bag that bears the Microsoft logo.
Step 3. Click Search
It's in the upper-right corner of the Microsoft store. With this, a search bar will appear.
Step 4. Type HD Widgets in the search bar
The search bar is in the upper right corner where you clicked the "Search" button. This will bring up a list of apps that match your search.
Step 5. Click GET next to the application title
This adds it to your purchases (HD Widgets is free).
Step 6. Click Install
This is the blue button that appears after adding HD Widgets to your applications. With this, Widgets HD will be installed.
Step 7. Open HD Widgets
Once Widgets HD finishes downloading, you can either click To open in the Microsoft Store or click on the HD Widgets icon in the start menu. The icon is yellow and has a clock-like image.
Step 8. Click Calendar
It's under "Date and Time" in the list of widgets that can be added. With this, a widget with a calendar will be added to your desktop. The calendar widget shows the current date and all the days of the month.
Step 9. Click and drag the calendar widget
You can place the widget anywhere you want on your computer desktop by clicking and dragging it.
- If you want to change the size of the calendar, open HD Widgets and click Setting. Click the drop-down menu under "Size" and select "Large" or "Small."
Step 10. Click the "x" icon to the left of the calendar
This removes the widget from the desktop.
Method 2 of 4: Synchronize another calendar with Windows calendar
Step 1. Open the Windows calendar application
Follow these steps to open the Windows calendar.
- Click on the Windows start menu.
- Write "Calendar".
- Double click on the "Calendar" application in the start menu.
Step 2. Click on the nut icon
It's at the bottom of the menu in the sidebar on the left. With this, the settings menu will appear in a sidebar on the right.
Step 3. Click Manage Accounts
It's at the top of the settings menu on the right.
Step 4. Click + Add account
This option appears in the menu on the right when you click on "Manage Accounts". With this, a window will appear with a list of services that can be added.
Step 5. Click on a service you want to add
You can add an Outlook, Exchange, Google, Yahoo, or iCloud account.
Step 6. Login to your account
The login screen differs a bit for each service. Most likely, you will need to enter the email address and password associated with the service you want to add. For example, if you want to add a calendar associated with your Google account, you would log in with your email address and password associated with that account.
Step 7. Click Allow
In this way, Windows can access the information associated with the account to which you have signed in.
Method 3 of 4: Add a calendar widget to your Mac desktop
Step 1. Open the App Store
Its icon is blue and resembles a capital A. If you don't have the App Store in the Dock, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner, type "App Store" in the search bar, and press the "Enter" key.
Step 2. Type MiniCalendar & Widget in the search bar
This bar is in the upper right corner of the screen. This searches for the "MiniCalendar & Widget" application.
Alternatively, you can place your mouse cursor in the upper right or lower right corner to display the Apple calendar in a sidebar on the right
Step 3. Click GET under "Mini Calendar & Widget"
It's under the title of the app in the App Store. This shows a button to install below the application title.
Step 4. Click Install Application
This appears below the app after clicking GET. This installs the.
Step 5. Open "Mini Calendar & Widget"
Once the "MiniCalendar & Widget" application finishes installing, you can click To open in the App Store to open it or click on it in the "Applications" folder in the Finder.
Alternatively, you can click on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner, search for "Mini Calendar & Widget" and press the "Enter" key
Step 6. Click Allow
When you open "Mini Calendar & Widget" for the first time, it will ask if you want to allow access to your Mac calendar. Click Let To access.
Step 7. Click and drag the calendar to move it
In this way, you can move the calendar widget anywhere you want on your computer desktop.
- If you want to add a new event to "Mini Calendar & Widget", click New event at the bottom of the event list. Fill out the form and click To accept.
Step 8. Right click on the "Mini Calendar" application in the Dock
The icon is black and has an image similar to a calendar page. Right-click it to bring up a pop-up menu.
Step 9. Hover over Options
This brings up a pop-up menu with some additional options.
Step 10. Click Open at Login (optional)
This allows the "Mini Calendar & Widget" application to start as soon as you log in to your Mac.
Step 11. Click This Computer under "Assign To" (optional)
This pins "Mini Calendar & Widget" to the desktop that is currently open.
- Alternatively, you can select All computers to fix it on all desks.
Step 12. Click the red "x" icon to remove the calendar
If you want to remove the calendar widget, click the red X icon in the upper left corner to close the app.
Method 4 of 4: Add a New Calendar Service to Apple Calendar
Step 1. Open the "Calendar" application
If it's not in the Dock, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner, type "Calendar.app" and press the "Enter" key. This opens the Apple "Calendar" application.
Step 2. Click the Calendar menu
It's in the upper-left corner of the screen in the menu bar. This displays a drop-down menu.
Step 3. Click Add Account
With this, a window is displayed with a list of services that you can add.
Step 4. Select a service and click Continue
You can add various calendar services to Apple calendar. You can add an iCloud, Exchange, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or other CalDAV account. Click on Continue in the lower right corner of the window when you're ready.
Step 5. Login to your account
The login screen will differ slightly depending on the service you want to add. You will most likely need to enter the email address and password associated with the account you want to sign in to. For example, if you want to add a calendar associated with your Google account, you must log in with the email address and password associated with that account.
Step 6. Check the box next to "Calendar" and click Finish
You can also add email, contacts, and notes to your Apple services. Check the "Calendar" app to add the calendar and click Finalize in the lower right corner. This adds the calendar to Apple's "Calendar" application. You can click on the different calendars you have added in the sidebar on the left.