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I have a Google account for work, and another personal account. I have on more than one occasion clicked the bookmark I made in my work folder and been confused by not seeing (e.g.) an important meeting on my calendar.

Only when I realized that Google treats the two calendars as identical resources (they have the same URL) did I understand what was going on.

Is there any way to correct this? Is there any way to bookmark my work calendar(s) separately from my personal calendar(s)? (Same with my e-mail?)

  • In that circumstance I generally use two browsers (Chrome and Firefox) leaving personal accounts in one and work accounts in the other. – ale Nov 11 '15 at 17:13
  • I'm already dividing work between them: Chrome for development (because of the superior inspector) and Safari for general browsing and research due to better speed and stability when LOTS of tabs are open...although Chrome's superior extensions might force me to change back—even though the extensions are probably the real culprit for stability problems... – Brandon Nov 11 '15 at 22:44
  • @ale I do the same, but maybe you could use two Chrome profiles - one for work, one for personal. – wjandrea Oct 20 '18 at 18:05
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This seems to be an undocumented feature, but you can use the authuser URL parameter.

So, you can create bookmarks that will take you directly to the calendar for a specific account, like so:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/?authuser=mypersonalaccount@gmail.com

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/?authuser=mycompanyaccount@example.com

Gmail works similarly:

https://mail.google.com/mail/?authuser=mypersonalaccount@gmail.com

https://mail.google.com/mail/?authuser=mycompanyaccount@example.com

As does Google's Inbox by Gmail:

https://inbox.googl‌​e.com/?authuser=mypersonalaccount@gmail.com

https://inbox.googl‌​e.com/?authuser=mycompanyaccount@example.com

You may need to be logged in to both accounts using Google's multi-account feature, but my test with Google Chrome worked just great.

  • This also works with Drive. BTW you don't need the directory parts of the URLs, calendar/ and mail/. Thanks! – wjandrea Oct 20 '18 at 18:12
  • You can also use authuser=0 for the first account signed in, authuser=1 for the second, etc. More info – wjandrea Oct 20 '18 at 18:44

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