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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?)

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  • 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, 2015 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...
    – iconoclast
    Nov 11, 2015 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, 2018 at 18:05
  • A related question on this site: Can I form a direct URL to a particular Gmail account? – and another related question on SO: How to get google calendar URL for specific logged in user
    – V2Blast
    Mar 27, 2023 at 17:09

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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/[email protected]

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/[email protected]

Gmail works similarly:

https://mail.google.com/mail/[email protected]

https://mail.google.com/mail/[email protected]

As does Google's Inbox by Gmail:

https://inbox.googl‌​e.com/[email protected]

https://inbox.googl‌​e.com/[email protected]

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.

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  • This also works with Drive. BTW you don't need the directory parts of the URLs, calendar/ and mail/. Thanks!
    – wjandrea
    Oct 20, 2018 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, 2018 at 18:44
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    @wjandrea authuser=0 or =1 is dependent upon the order in which you sign-in, which will change over time. So if you want a consistent bookmark (like "Personal Gmail") you'll want to use the email address instead of the number.
    – kingdango
    May 9, 2019 at 11:49
  • Confirmed this still works in 2021 for Calendar and Gmail, using calendar.google.com/?authuser=<me>@gmail.com and mail.google.com/?authuser=<me>@gmail.com
    – DaveGauer
    Jul 29, 2021 at 15:51

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