Quick Event Creation

Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated November 25, 2019)

Adding calendar events in Windows 10 has been, for the most part, fairly easy. It was done by launching the Calendar app itself either through the standard method of launching an app or by clicking on the plus icon in the notification's popup from the calendar in the Taskbar. With the release of the Windows 10 November 2019 version 1909, however, Windows provides a new, faster way to add calendar events, without needing to launch the Calendar app itself.

Windows has made this quick and easy to use. Follow these steps to start adding calendar events:

  1. On the Taskbar click on the calendar to display the Calendar notification window. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Calendar notification window.

  3. Under "Today" click in the "Add An Event Or Reminder" box and type the name for your event. As you begin to type, Windows adds additional customizable options under the title of your event or reminder. (See Figure 2.)
  4. Figure 2. The Add an Event or Reminder options.

  5. Set the start and end times for your event or reminder.
  6. If applicable, set the location for your event or reminder.
  7. Click on the Save button to add the event or reminder to your calendar.

If your event has more information that needs to be added, you can use the More Details button. Windows launches the Calendar app and opens your event with all the information you previously entered. You can then add additional information needed for your event or reminder.

Note: If you open the calendar notification and do not see the "Add An Event Or Reminder" box there may be one of two reasons:

  1. Your computer is not updated to Windows 10 November 2019 version 1909.
  2. The Agenda is hidden in the notification. Click on "Show Agenda" in the bottom right corner of the notification window to display the Agenda and you should see the "Add An Event Or Reminder" box.

Now, as you're working and need to quickly add a calendar event, you can do so without launching an additional app. This saves you time and allows you to get back to other tasks quickly.

 This tip (13705) applies to Windows 10.

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Eric Wyatt

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