Since we just migrated from Microsoft Outlook to Google for our email, calendar, and contacts, the default email and calendar program on our computers may still be configured to use Outlook when you click an email or calendar web link on a website.  Here’s how to make all those links open Gmail and Google Calendar instead when you click them.

How to make email and calendar web links open Gmail and Google Calendar

Go to Gmail and Google Calendar using the Google Chrome browser.  (Be sure to go to both websites.)

1. When you visit either of these websites, you’ll notice a little icon by the Bookmark star icon that looks like two intersecting diamonds with a dark center.  Click the icon.

Google Default Program Icon

2. Select Allow from the listed options.

Change Email web links to open Gmail

Calendar links to Google Calendar

3. Select Done to save.

Be sure to perform these steps on both websites.

How to disable email and calendar links from opening in Google Chrome

  1. Click the 3 dots button.

2. Click Settings.

Turn off google default program Steps 1-2
1. In Google Chrome, click the 3 dots button. 2. Click Settings.

3. Scroll down to the bottom and click Advanced settings…

Turn off google default program - Step 3
3. Scroll down to the bottom and click Advanced Settings…

4. Scroll just a little and click Content settings…

Turn off google default program - Step 4
4. Scroll just a little and click Content Settings…

5. Scroll down to the Handlers section and click the Manage Handers… button.

Turn off google default program - Step 5
5. Scroll down to the Handlers section and click the Manage Handers… button.

6. Hover your mouse over the line for the item you want to delete. Click “remove this site”.

7. When finished, click Done.

Turn off google default program - Steps 6-7
6. Hover your mouse over the line for the item you want to delete. Click “remove this site”. 7. When finished, click Done.

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