This questions has been asked and answered before (e.g., on Ask Ubuntu) but this doesn't work anymore, at least for me.

At some websites you can download ICS files for events. Is there a way in which these files are automatically imported to my Google Calendar in a single click, without having to download, go to Calendar, and import? I use Chromium (Chrome on Linux); at Settings -> Content Settings -> Protocol handlers I have enabled calendar.google.com for type "webcal". However, when I click on an ICS link my browser will just download the file.

A very similar question was asked before, but all the answers provided there only work on Firefox and/or Windows, while I use Chrome on Linux. Moreover, most answers seems to suggest I have to associate Google Calendar with Webcal type events, but as explained above, that is already the case in my setup.

  • Possible duplicate of Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar – ale Sep 7 '16 at 15:44
  • Thanks for noticing! But unfortunately it doesn't solve the problem - see edit – Scipio Sep 7 '16 at 18:14
  • None of the answers are an option? I know the question was originally for Firefox, but there are several answers that offer Chrome solutions/extensions. – ale Sep 8 '16 at 0:55
  • The calify app is windows only; the Add to Google Calendar does not work for me (and judging by the two star rating, nor does it for many others); and all the other answers point to the handler setting, which I've already changed. Then there are a bunch of answers describing workarounds with emails, but I would think there should be a one-click solution for this. But given that linux seems to make things more complicated here, maybe the question should be moved to Ask Ubuntu – Scipio Sep 8 '16 at 19:17

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