#StackBounty: #thunderbird #calendar #caldav How to use 2 CalDAV calenders (same provider) in Thunderbird (either one works, but not in…

Bounty: 200

I am using Thunderbird 45.8.0 (current) on Win-10.

There are 2 different calendars on 2 separate accounts on the same server (provider: 2 free mail & calendar acocunts on web.de), which a friend and I would like to share and incorporate in Thunderbird. Simple “merging” into one calendar is not an option, since we both share this calendar also with other (not completely overlapping) people.

Incorporating either calendar works nicely, but the second one does not work in parallel (no matter which is first/second; error: the calendar entry is shown, but pale and not working, when clicking properties – “switch this calendar on”, this does not cheange the status).

To me, it seems that the problem might be (I am not sure), that Thunderbird cannot distinguish the 2 calendars because they are on the same provider, address ist:
https://kalender.web.de/begenda/dav/username@web.de/calendar
(as per help on https://hilfe.web.de/kalender/synchronisieren/thunderbird.html).

I found and tried the following suggestions (https://sys4.de/en/blog/2014/07/11/multiple-caldav-calendars-thunderbird-lightning-auth-problem/):

  1. “Adding ‘username@’ before the URL should also work, e.g.
    http(s)://username@myserver/owncloud/…”
    -> does not work (address not accepted, same with username:password@…)
    (might I need to place username:password somewhere els in this address (tried, but did not help so gfar)
  2. set calendar.network.multirealm to TRUE -> still does not work.

In Thunderbird password manager, the two (different) usernames and (different) passwords for the zwo calendars are correctly included (and work if either calendar is used separately).

Is there any solution to handle 2 calendars on the same provider/server? We would prefer

  • stay on the same existing providers if possible, otherwise
  • a solution that does not simply rely on using different providers for each calendar, since we might become more people/calendars and there is a limited number of trusted providers.

Update 2017-03-12: I found these two bug reports. They are quite old, but seem to be difficult (13 years!) and still unsolved – I’d be happy if someone could disprove this or come up with a workaround…


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#StackBounty: #thunderbird #calendar #lightning Thunderbird Lightning: Show only the future days

Bounty: 50

I just want to see the next days in thunderbird/lightning.

I could not find a configuration option to show the calendar with only the next days ahead.

I made a big red cross over the days I don’t care about. Instead I want to see more days ahead.

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Is there a way to get to this goal?


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#StackBounty: #calendar Hide birthdays from MS Activesync calendar

Bounty: 50

I’ve a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) with Android 6.0.1

I’ve added recently my Microsoft Live account to it as MS ActiveSync to be able to synchronize calendar (Samsung S-Planner).

The calendar is synchronized correctly, however I can’t hide birthdays and national holidays.
I want to see only my appointments, and not all those community ones.

For other accounts on my phone I can control synchronization for events / birthdays / Contacts …, however for live account there are only “Calendar” and “Task” options.
Everything is categorized under “Calendar” if it’s on I see everything, otherwise nothing.

(in web access, or MS Outlook on pc I can hide birthdays and holidays correctly).

I’ve searched the web for a solution, however the advice for similar situations was always to go to settings and hide holidays, which option I don’t have.

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#StackBounty: #microsoft-outlook #calendar #overlay How can I keep my calendar always on top of shared calendars in Outlook's overl…

Bounty: 50

I am using Outlook 2010 at work. We have a calendar each that we share with other colleagues so that we are aware of each other’s whereabouts. I like the overlay view because it gives me all the information I need in a relatively small space on the screen.

Everything works well appart from one detail: when I open the calendar view, the top calendar is always one of my colleague’s (never mine for some reason).

So I move to my calendar tab, add something, go back to my emails and when I come back to the calendar view, the top calendar is AGAIN one of my colleagues’.

I really wish I could find a way to tell Outlook to stop playing with my nerves like that but I can’t seem to find anything useful on the forums or MS help.

Does anyone know how to keep my calendar on top in overlay view?

What I get (my colleague’s calendar on top):

my colleague's calendar on top

What I would like to get (without having to click on my calendar’s tab before editing):

my calendar on top


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#StackBounty: #microsoft-outlook #calendar #overlay How can I keep my calendar always on top of shared calendars in Outlook's overl…

Bounty: 50

I am using Outlook 2010 at work. We have a calendar each that we share with other colleagues so that we are aware of each other’s whereabouts. I like the overlay view because it gives me all the information I need in a relatively small space on the screen.

Everything works well appart from one detail: when I open the calendar view, the top calendar is always one of my colleague’s (never mine for some reason).

So I move to my calendar tab, add something, go back to my emails and when I come back to the calendar view, the top calendar is AGAIN one of my colleagues’.

I really wish I could find a way to tell Outlook to stop playing with my nerves like that but I can’t seem to find anything useful on the forums or MS help.

Does anyone know how to keep my calendar on top in overlay view?

What I get (my colleague’s calendar on top):

my colleague's calendar on top

What I would like to get (without having to click on my calendar’s tab before editing):

my calendar on top


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#StackBounty: #microsoft-outlook #calendar #overlay How can I keep my calendar always on top of shared calendars in Outlook's overl…

Bounty: 50

I am using Outlook 2010 at work. We have a calendar each that we share with other colleagues so that we are aware of each other’s whereabouts. I like the overlay view because it gives me all the information I need in a relatively small space on the screen.

Everything works well appart from one detail: when I open the calendar view, the top calendar is always one of my colleague’s (never mine for some reason).

So I move to my calendar tab, add something, go back to my emails and when I come back to the calendar view, the top calendar is AGAIN one of my colleagues’.

I really wish I could find a way to tell Outlook to stop playing with my nerves like that but I can’t seem to find anything useful on the forums or MS help.

Does anyone know how to keep my calendar on top in overlay view?

What I get (my colleague’s calendar on top):

my colleague's calendar on top

What I would like to get (without having to click on my calendar’s tab before editing):

my calendar on top


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #microsoft-outlook #calendar #overlay How can I keep my calendar always on top of shared calendars in Outlook's overl…

Bounty: 50

I am using Outlook 2010 at work. We have a calendar each that we share with other colleagues so that we are aware of each other’s whereabouts. I like the overlay view because it gives me all the information I need in a relatively small space on the screen.

Everything works well appart from one detail: when I open the calendar view, the top calendar is always one of my colleague’s (never mine for some reason).

So I move to my calendar tab, add something, go back to my emails and when I come back to the calendar view, the top calendar is AGAIN one of my colleagues’.

I really wish I could find a way to tell Outlook to stop playing with my nerves like that but I can’t seem to find anything useful on the forums or MS help.

Does anyone know how to keep my calendar on top in overlay view?

What I get (my colleague’s calendar on top):

my colleague's calendar on top

What I would like to get (without having to click on my calendar’s tab before editing):

my calendar on top


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #microsoft-outlook #calendar #overlay How can I keep my calendar always on top of shared calendars in Outlook's overl…

Bounty: 50

I am using Outlook 2010 at work. We have a calendar each that we share with other colleagues so that we are aware of each other’s whereabouts. I like the overlay view because it gives me all the information I need in a relatively small space on the screen.

Everything works well appart from one detail: when I open the calendar view, the top calendar is always one of my colleague’s (never mine for some reason).

So I move to my calendar tab, add something, go back to my emails and when I come back to the calendar view, the top calendar is AGAIN one of my colleagues’.

I really wish I could find a way to tell Outlook to stop playing with my nerves like that but I can’t seem to find anything useful on the forums or MS help.

Does anyone know how to keep my calendar on top in overlay view?

What I get (my colleague’s calendar on top):

my colleague's calendar on top

What I would like to get (without having to click on my calendar’s tab before editing):

my calendar on top


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #microsoft-outlook #calendar #overlay How can I keep my calendar always on top of shared calendars in Outlook's overl…

Bounty: 50

I am using Outlook 2010 at work. We have a calendar each that we share with other colleagues so that we are aware of each other’s whereabouts. I like the overlay view because it gives me all the information I need in a relatively small space on the screen.

Everything works well appart from one detail: when I open the calendar view, the top calendar is always one of my colleague’s (never mine for some reason).

So I move to my calendar tab, add something, go back to my emails and when I come back to the calendar view, the top calendar is AGAIN one of my colleagues’.

I really wish I could find a way to tell Outlook to stop playing with my nerves like that but I can’t seem to find anything useful on the forums or MS help.

Does anyone know how to keep my calendar on top in overlay view?

What I get (my colleague’s calendar on top):

my colleague's calendar on top

What I would like to get (without having to click on my calendar’s tab before editing):

my calendar on top


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #microsoft-outlook #calendar #overlay How can I keep my calendar always on top of shared calendars in Outlook's overl…

Bounty: 50

I am using Outlook 2010 at work. We have a calendar each that we share with other colleagues so that we are aware of each other’s whereabouts. I like the overlay view because it gives me all the information I need in a relatively small space on the screen.

Everything works well appart from one detail: when I open the calendar view, the top calendar is always one of my colleague’s (never mine for some reason).

So I move to my calendar tab, add something, go back to my emails and when I come back to the calendar view, the top calendar is AGAIN one of my colleagues’.

I really wish I could find a way to tell Outlook to stop playing with my nerves like that but I can’t seem to find anything useful on the forums or MS help.

Does anyone know how to keep my calendar on top in overlay view?

What I get (my colleague’s calendar on top):

my colleague's calendar on top

What I would like to get (without having to click on my calendar’s tab before editing):

my calendar on top


Get this bounty!!!