|Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||beechnut||6/2/09 11:29 AM|
When I do a Calendar search, many more events are found than are displayed. How can I view the entire list of found events?
When I search on 'Jessica', upper right corner says "22 event(s) found," yet only 6 events are displayed.
When I search on 'Johnny', upper right corner says "200 event(s) found," yet only 17 events are displayed.
How can I view the entire list of found events?
Thanks in advance.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||YodaG||6/9/09 5:32 AM|
Good question - I've found the same thing. One "work around" I've found is if you go back on your "mini calendar" and choose a date earlier than the first date, it shows you the extra dates. I hope someone responds with a full answer though.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||technotravel||7/6/09 1:02 AM|
I'm having the same issue and would be happy to see Google fix this!!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||peter.ireland||7/13/09 4:42 PM|
I am having the same issue. Would be great if it worked better.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||paramba||7/18/09 8:47 AM|
Yes, I have this problem too.I cannot believe Google has no answer for this simple issue. Come on, someone from Google, please reply to this.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tjmillar||7/27/09 11:35 PM|
I have a similar issue now though it used not to be a problem. Up until recently, all I had to do was click on the back arrow at the top left beside the "today" button, and all the events not previously displayed would pop up. Now, when I click on that arrow, the searched date range only jumps back a single week. If the event I was looking for was a year ago, clicking the arrow is essentially useless. The workaround the first reply mentions gets the job done, but it's irritating. There should be a way to display all the events found with a single click, or change the settings so that clicking the arrow searches back a year rather than a week. Any suggestions?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tjmillar||8/2/09 5:56 PM|
Google labs has posted a Jump to Date feature which fixes this issue. Just select a year prior to the earliest one you need to search to, then jump to date, then search. All found items will show up in the list, not just the most recent ones.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||vivianLinda||8/13/09 6:40 PM|
I also figured out the trick of using the mini calendar, but the process is long and dull.
When is Google going to help? The brains who made it work at first, are the same people who I am depending on to make it work again.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||asfsdfowe||9/16/09 5:09 PM|
Jumping to an earlier date (using mini calendar or Jump To labs widget) does not necessarily work. For example, I did a search that returned 36 results, and no matter how early I set the date, I can't get Gcal to show more than 19 of them.
It is absolutely asinine, but completely true to form, that Google doesn't acknowledge this bug or list it as a known issue.
A more surefire workaround is to sync Gcal to MS Outlook. When you need to find something in Gcal, search for it in Outlook. Sad but true.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||nvk||9/30/09 10:04 AM|
Agree. The search function is brain-damaged: it seems to search fine, but the display interface doesn't show all that's found. It's as if the designers intended to include "earlier" and "later" links, as in gmail, but either they got broken... or the programmers moved on before finishing. It needs to be fixed if google calendar is to be a serious alternative to workstation-based. The work-around, of importing to Outlook (Thunderbird?) and searching there, marks the problem. In this case, cloud-based computing doesn't cut it.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||nicoj||10/2/09 5:15 AM|
All you need to do is to use the arrow buttons next to the Today button to flick through them. Works flawlessly.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||YodaG||10/2/09 5:55 AM|
Flawlessly? Well, sure if you want to go back month by month until the first event you posted...
Sorry for the sarcasm, but I believe the "wish" here is that when you search for something in calendar, it should show you ALL events pertaining to the search IMMEDIATELY without having to "toggle" through dates - like Gmail search. Granted, you may have too many events that match that search to fit on a page, but when you search for something, it should not be "bounded" by dates unless you specify them. I have no clue why it does this by default, but it shouldn't and until they take the time to fix it, it seems the only decent work around is to set the date at the dawn of time and then do the search...ridiculous!!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||craigfroehle||10/7/09 10:22 AM|
It's clear this is either broken or badly in need of some Google GUI magic. Either way, I hope the G engineers can get on it...as I rely on Calendar more and more, this search issue is becoming a serious impediment to getting things done.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Divangou||10/9/09 7:22 AM|
I concur with above. Please Google folks. We love you, but fix this!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Larkster||10/14/09 9:43 AM|
Yes! Please fix this Google! Hitting the left navigation arrow should not scroll backwards in dates, but show older search results. At least the Jump To Date feature makes results easier to navigate, but it is not a final solution!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||yosri2005||11/5/09 4:13 AM|
I'm having the same problem as well and would like to see a fix. Thanks.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||joscarno||11/11/09 8:55 AM|
I see I'm not the only one. Google, you there??
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||queicen||11/13/09 9:01 AM|
It seems that Yahoo Calendar works well in this regard. You can see all your search results starting from the oldest then can easily page to the later ones. I just wish Google would hurry up and implement a better Calendar interface similar to Yahoo's. Come on Google, what's the holdup????
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||J1m||11/15/09 3:47 PM|
I keep track of my vacation days on Google Calendar and have confirmed that the Search function on a date range does not find all items. If the Search function does not work properly, how can I easily keep track of the number of days of vacation that I've taken this year? This need to be fixed!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||skube||11/16/09 1:16 PM|
I have the same issue. I thought I was going insane there for awhile. Glad to know it is not just me. I suppose Google will fix it when they are good and ready.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||4gsync||11/19/09 4:09 AM|
This bug is sooooooo lame!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||gdavie80||11/20/09 2:34 PM|
How come there is a scroll bar on the right hand side in agenda when the results don't fit on one page but not in calender search results? I have used all the workarounds mentioned but how about a scroll bar or forward/back button please google.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Antique||11/25/09 1:04 PM|
As far as I can see 'Googlers' have been asking for an answer to this problem for about 9 months now, why hasn't there been an intelligent response from a staff member??
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Yoni Yoni||11/27/09 2:24 PM|
It's quiet disappointing.
What's the purpose of this HELP FORUM if no one from Google team is present here to answer?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||mariedj||12/8/09 6:53 PM|
Google is a great company, don't get me wrong, but as far as I can tell, they have no interest at all in reading their own support forums or addressing any user concerns. I guess that's just not their development model. Which is really too bad.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||jchnp7||12/14/09 4:56 PM|
I just exported my Google Calendar to the new Yahoo Calendar, and the Yahoo one is better for two things I care about:
- Finding all events. You can only specify a five-year range, but it's a lot better than the Google "I can find them all but you can't look at them all" solution.
- Finding nonexact strings. I want "mail" to match all of the following: "mail", "mailed", "emailed", etc. Yahoo does it, Google doesn't.
I'll keep them both for a while and see which one I like better.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Jay13||12/18/09 6:27 AM|
Wow, I just stumbled on how to scroll the calendar search results list and after looking at others answer I see that others gave the answer, it just wasn't clear to me when I read it.
Instead of using the scroll bar on the right or having next/previous results links like you would expect you need to use the mini calendar on the left to move through the results list. Say you searched for a date range of the last 2 years, the results list will display the first however many items fit in the list, for instance maybe 10 items ranging from 1/1/2008 to 4/8/2008. To get the next page of results you should click on 4/8/2008 in the mini calendar to the left. What ever date you click on sets the date that the displayed search results list will start on.
Hope this makes it clearer... maybe Google could make this clearer with a more context sensitive tip at the bottom of the results list.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||YodaG||12/18/09 6:35 AM|
Jay13 - thanks for clarifying what, as you said, people had already stated, but not as clearly. The problem remains that the search results do not show a complete display. For instance, when I search for something since 1/1/08 for instance, it tells me I have "40 events found". However, it only displays 19 and won't give any option to see the next "set" of events found unless I scroll through my mini-calendar as you stated.
It seems what most everyone wants is when they search for something in Calendar, just like in Gmail, it should find all the results and let you see all of them by toggling to the next page of results. Granted, some searches would yield way too many results, but an "advanced search" option could include limiting the dates searched.
It seems Google really could make this much easier and more like what people want. Why they don't remains a mystery. C'MON GOOGLE - let's get to it already!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||yosri2005||12/19/09 8:25 AM|
I played around with the mini-calendar and I was able to view more of my search results by selecting a date way in the past. This is tedious though and not the common-sense way you want to search through results. I would really like to see "next" and "previous" buttons.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||ninety9||12/20/09 9:06 PM|
"Google is a great company ...but ... they have no interest at all in reading their own support forums or addressing any user concerns.
A great company indeed! Their response to this easy-to-fix but maddening problem and a host of other such bugs w. the calendar consists of 2 words and those 2 words are not "happy birthday".
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||c2hubbard||12/28/09 1:11 PM|
I really would like for someone from Google to explain why the GCal search function doesn't work exactly the same way as the GMail search function does - with BACK / NEXT buttons to see all the events found. Maybe we just need to be taught to search in a more logical, productive way.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Regiosphere||12/29/09 11:32 PM|
Be grateful for what gCal provides - amongst its many useful features is an excellent "exporting" function. Sync your gCal to Lightning (PC/Mac) or iCal (Mac); Searching from either one will yield a scrolling list with all your query's results.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tonybran||12/30/09 2:22 AM|
Just discovered a 'quirk' relating to the calendar search.
I searched for a particular item and was told '1 events found' with no results displayed (repeated several times). Clicking on arrow buttons and mini-calendars didn't turn up anything (which I tried after searching help and coming here).
I then went to the agenda view and literally used ctrl-F on each page of results. I finally found what I was looking for after extending the search results a number of times (it was dec 30 2011).
When I found the item I tried searching for it again and this time it turned up!
I'm guessing that there is some sort of caching going on in the calendar and while the search is searching the whole calendar database it is only displaying results from the cache. I presume scrolling through the agenda results loaded my desired item into the cache.
While the calendar is very useful I find it bizarre that a company based around searching can't search their own calendar properly. There are always bugs in software but this one was reported over 6 months ago and there are other similar threads.
I guess you get what you pay for :-)
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Auxin||1/5/10 7:52 AM|
The jump to date "fix" still doesn't help if it says "200 found" but only displays 31 of those results and doesn't let me scroll. How on earth is this still broken? This is literally the only thing keeping my dad from buying a Droid and switching from Outlook to Google Calendar.
For heaven's sake google, give us "forward" and "back" buttons for this!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||sdma49||1/14/10 5:31 AM|
Seach options allows you to enter dates...still more steps than there should be...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Slveryder||1/17/10 5:37 PM|
Not only am I having this problem of not being able to access more the 30-odd of my 200 search results using either of the workarounds detailed above, my calendar is also completely ignoring a full week worth of results! So, I know I have more than 200 results for one search but the search function totally ignores them. This is not helpful for keeping track of work stuff. Hey Google, pay attention!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bdawg||1/23/10 9:41 PM|
It's easy man, but ghetto. Do your search in the "Search My Calendars" text input box. It will display some of your results. Click on the small double arrows on the mini calendar to the left and go back as far as you want to search and then click on a day within the month on the mini calendar and "Voila!"! There you have your results.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Furface||1/24/10 2:27 PM|
Fix this please!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kimbernc3||1/28/10 8:34 AM|
This is an important feature. Please address the requests for the ability to view &/or print your calendar's search results (all of them, not a page at a time). Thank you.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||YodaG||1/28/10 8:50 AM|
It seems the forum requests are not getting their attention. They are now taking a survey about Calendar - I'd encourage everyone to take it and complain about this through it as I did. Maybe that will get their attention.
Here's what I wrote:
"The search feature needs to have an option of showing "all" results, just results in the past or just those in the future. The biggest frustration with this is many people have complained about it in the help forum, and yet it doesn't seem like it's being addressed."
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Idlerat||1/29/10 6:48 AM|
A lot of these workarounds (which don't actually work that well) focus on past events. I just need to see a list of all of a certain event for the coming year. It's not even that many - search result says 28. But I can't get it to show them. I can adjust the list slightly with arrows and defining dates and so on, but not only is it a pain, it doesn't give me the result I need. It's a very simple thing: just all events with a certain name in a calendar year. Should not be beyond Google's capacity.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||MichaelEggleston||2/1/10 12:19 AM|
Same here - just add a scroll bar!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||guillem||2/4/10 3:27 AM|
Same here. It's strange that google, with their capacity does fail with this!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||yosri2005||2/4/10 5:40 AM|
I just filled out their survey yesterday. It's a good opportunity for us to voice this issue.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||dancemonkey||2/18/10 8:13 AM|
How is this still a problem? This is ridiculous.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||The Grinder||2/28/10 8:07 AM|
Come on google. fix this simple issue!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||e.christopher.lewis||2/28/10 8:36 AM|
I agree with you all that this is surprisingly silly, but I've found a *somewhat* helpful work around. If you enable keyboard shortcuts (under Settings -> General), the 'n' (next) key will show you the next set of events in the list (starting with the last event of the current list). This makes it really easy to page forward through events. Paging backward is less convenient. The 'p' (previous) key will show you events matching your search terms starting from the previous week. If you don't have to go to far backward, this works okay. And remember that the 't' (today) key shows you matching events starting from today.
I find it odd that (i) there appears to be no way to achieve the same effects as 'n' and 'p' via the GUI (the forward and back buttons at the top only advance or go back a day at a time for me), and (ii) Google has implemented such a lame mechanism for going backward (via the 'p' key); stepping back a week at a time is certainly easier to implement than paging backward, but it is far less convenient.
I'm sure they'll fix it one day, but for now this software remains the equivalent of a truly excellent senior project (see http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Calendar/thread?tid=388e70bab99367f4&hl=en for an example of another silly oversight that remains ignored).
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||.Doe||3/2/10 4:38 PM|
I, too, find the inability to see the complete search results extremely frustrating and fatally flawed. As well, the search didn't work when the term I was searching for wasn't an exact match but rather a subset of what was in the calendar entry (searched for "mary" but didn't find "maryb"). Additionally, recurring events needn't be shown in the search results for every occurrence, which takes up pages of search result space and isn't meaningful. All of this makes me yearn for my old Palm Desktop calendar (and my Palm Treo which showed ALL my historical calendar events, not just the last 4 weeks like Google's mobile app). Come on, Google, I thought you were the search masters?!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||netvet||3/5/10 7:47 AM|
Christopher I cant get your workaround to help me, Maybe you left out a step?
I dont get why a "search" company can build a app that doesnt display all the results??
Its kinda like building a car and forgetting the tires.
Hey Google people is this the old DEC ghost ratteling its chains?
The CEO of Vonage is reading along in its forum all the time, he even answers questions......
and google cant get this Bug fixed in 9 months
Maybe the apple i phone would have been the better choice..........
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||netvet||3/5/10 7:54 AM|
just wonding out loud, has anyone here contacted google about this problem?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||e.christopher.lewis||3/5/10 8:05 AM|
Netvet, Are you sure you have enabled keyboard shortcuts? You also have to be careful about where the focus currently lies when you use keyboard shortcuts. For example, if the focus is in a text field, hitting 'n' or 'p' will simply print an 'n' or a 'p'. Click within the window someplace where there is nothing clickable to ensure the focus is appropriate. You could also explain exactly what you are doing and the way in which it doesn't work to help diagnose the prob. Good luck.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||E Tam||3/26/10 1:24 AM|
Hi, I am considering switch from Outlook to Google Cal, so I am testing the functions and features of Google Cal. But then I found this big problem in searching, and then I found this forum where many people have been complaining. I agree with you all. I just don't understand how Google can make a search function which doesn't work. As a programmer myself I cannot see any technical difficulty in doing it. I also don't understand why Google has not replied and has not fixed it after so many voices.
The good news is, I think I found a quick method to reveal all my search results.
(although I know Google should not make me do it in the first place ...)
(1) Click "Show search options".
(2) Enter your keyword.
(3) Enter a very wide date range, make it "1990-01-01" to "2010-12-31" for example.
(4) Click "Search" !
Hi Google, are you there? when are you fixing this please?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||.Doe||3/28/10 9:19 AM|
E Tam: Sorry, that still doesn't resolve. For example, I have 111 events found in my search, but only 46 of them display, even when I use a long date range. Luckily, using "n" and "p" does the trick as a work-around. However, another curious thing is when I search for, say "xx", it isn't finding those entries with "xxx" as well as those with just "xx", which I would expect (and want) it to. Anyone know how I can make this happen? It sure is crazy to think that a company known for searching can't get this right!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||adihead||4/8/10 12:47 AM|
People... BE AWARE. The problem with Google Calendar Search is not just the Events Found vs. Events Found Displayed. The problem is much worse than that....
GOOGLE CALENDAR SEARCH RESULTS ARE OFTEN JUST PLAIN WRONG.
I've done several tests and found that many times the number of events found is wrong. For example: I can search for the word "office" and receive the result of 12 events found. Then I go to my actual Google Calendar and count the events one by one that have the word "office" in them - and I find 16!!
I tested this several times and the bug turns up at least half of the time on searches for words with more than 10 occurrences.
in short: GOOGLE CALENDAR SEARCH is pretty much useless and even dangerously misleading!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||werd678||5/12/10 10:26 AM|
This is unbelievable! Almost a year and no fix. Isn't that exactly what google built its company on?! SEARCH?! Not even a google employee response?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Stuge||5/28/10 10:22 AM|
Add me to the complaint list for search results issues regarding google calendar.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||mtbikermike||6/22/10 6:57 AM|
Maybe if we continue to pile on they'll fix it? Doesn't find all the results, doesn't list all the results, if I search more than once I get different results, and when I print it doesn't just fail to print all the results, it cuts them off in the middle of lines! Can't they at least post a workaround? I NEED my calendar to be accurate!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||chatwithmari||7/7/10 4:32 AM|
Google, when are you going to fix this problem?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||-MDT-||7/23/10 8:00 AM|
I have the same problem... =(
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||te.west||7/25/10 2:39 PM|
I am adding my frustration AS WELL! since I use the search feature to show me ALL of the times I have seen a client, not just a few of the times. Same problem I see described: Search, show some results, top right tells me a count of more appointments that I cannot view IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM as best as I can tell. For more that a small handful of hits, results are showing me just current year hits (I think).
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||BrambleBusiness..com||8/4/10 8:26 AM|
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||amomsworld||8/20/10 11:00 AM|
WHERE besides this ignored forum, can we ACTUALLY reach Google about this? Talk about a major fix need here. I can see I have 29 results and can only view 6! What is the use of that?!?!? And ACCURACY is what Google built GOOGLE search about, shouldn't their calendars be workable that way as well? We depend on our calendar for EVERY point of our business and this is just so frustrating. HELP GOOGLE! Fix this already!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||emilelaroche||8/31/10 3:09 PM|
I can only add my voice the concert of frustrating users. I'm not moving my calendar to google on account of this, but because I have an android phone, this makes this more complicated.
Fatal flaws I have noticed (and which ave been reported by others above):
- Search will not find partial results (e.g., search mary won't return maryb)
- Recurring events show repeatedly (completely stupid)
- Best: search always omits many of the events actually in your calendar.
This is so lame, it's almost unbelievable. These idiots keep on adding "cool" features to the calendar (see "Lab") but can't even fix the most basic broken crap that makes it 100% unusable (for me at least).
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kimbernc3||9/7/10 12:04 PM|
Google - please fix this. It seems like it should be pretty simple if time was devoted to addressing something that so many users need.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||EasyTech||9/7/10 1:21 PM|
This limitation can be very frustrating! I trust that the bright folks at Google will address this soon.
In case anyone wants a 3rd party solution in the mean time: you can search all Google Calendar events & have the results returned as a graphical calendar or formatted Excel table using a app called Wincalendar. It returns results in either Word or Excel table/calendar format (so you can further edit/search etc). Works well but it requires MS Office on Windows & is not free (trial version avail). See below ref link for more info.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||azmacgyver||9/8/10 5:31 PM|
please fix this Google. thank you!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||te.west||9/8/10 6:09 PM|
Don't want no stinkin' "workarounds!" As one person aptly put it. Google built its reputation on "searching" and displaying. You'd think they could "fix" this in their own app.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||emilelaroche||9/14/10 8:59 AM|
Here's another stinkin' workaround so to speak, or at least, something that made it acceptable for me to switch to google calendar. I'm now using "Lightning" which is now part of Thunderbird. Lightning is a nice, function calendar app, that's well integrated into Thunderbird. The nice thing is that it can sync both ways with google calendar right out of the box (you can find instructions on how to do that in the google calendar help pages).
Of course, the search functionality in Lightning is waaaay better than the google calendar search:- You can do partial word searches (of course!)
- You can indicate whether you want all results, or events in the past/future/next week etc etc.- Recurring events only show once
- If you select all events, you really get to see all events (imagine that).
In other words, it's functional and NOT broken, again, imagine that!
I didn't know about this solution, and I was glad I found out, so I'm reporting it here in case somebody else finds that an acceptable stinking workaround! :D
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||emilelaroche||9/14/10 9:07 AM|
Pardon the follow-up: Here are the instructions for setting up the two-way sync between lightning and google calendar
These don't need "provider" or any extra addon. As I said, the sync works right out of the box using these simple instructions (which are somewhat hard to find).
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||chas444||9/15/10 9:12 PM|
Another 'workaround' is to sync the Google calendar with Outlook using Google Sync or other programs (such as Companionlink software). Then you can use Windows Search or X1 search, for example, to get a complete and accurate list of all occurrences.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||BrambleBusiness..com||9/16/10 10:31 AM|
Guys, there is no problem with the calendar search/filter. Google will only display results FROM your active displayed month. SO if you are on SEPT 2010, results will only display from 1st Sept. If you need previous search results to display simply scroll back to the month you wish to start searching from by simply viewing the month THEN perform the search.
I would like to reiterate that PRINTING searched calendar results STILL does not work. I use Chrome on Mac and the print function still bypasses the option window that appears if you print the calendar without a search.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||emilelaroche||9/16/10 10:37 AM|
I think you haven't tested that thoroughly. If you do as you say, indeed to get more results, but only a few are visible, (try scrolling for example!), unless you use the 'n' shortcut trick to gain access to the next set (and then 'b' does not work well at all). Furthermore, it's very inconvenient to have to go back several years if you want to search all your range (all the decent calendar apps have an option for that).
Then you have the two additional problems of partial searches (impossible) and recurring events showing up multiple times.
And apparently one more problem with the printing.
Google has completely dropped the ball on this. It's quite lame.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||chas444||9/16/10 11:02 AM|
There is no 'b' shortcut. I think you mean 'p' for previous. That will work. Take a look at http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37034 for a list of calendar shortcuts; some are pretty helpful (but don't solve the search results problem: "Jump to", coupled with 'p' or 'n' does give a fairly good semblance of scrolling search results, but it's still a 'workaround').
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||emilelaroche||9/16/10 11:26 AM|
Yes, sorry, I meant 'p'. 'p' does not work well at all because it goes back by a day, whereas 'n' goes forward to the next results of your search. This was mentioned in the comments above (see comment on 2.28 by e.christopher.lewis) and you can verify it easily.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||lmkowalski||9/17/10 6:06 AM|
I cannot believe that Google can't come up with a way to print/display ALL search reults. I have shown Google calendat to my students for the past few years but will probably stop because it does not contain basic functions like this. Fire the claendar search team!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tonybran||9/17/10 11:45 AM|
@BrambleBusiness..com - I don't care about google only showing results from your active date, the problem for me is that it doesn't show ALL the results from your active date, just a selection. Even more bizarre, it shows a result count different to the number of results on the screen, as if it found all the entries but didn't show them to you. Without syncing with outlook or something there is I don't have an easy way to check if the count is correct short of going into the agenda and keeping telling it to show more items which I can't be bothered doing.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||HyeProfile||9/23/10 9:17 AM|
Let's start a poll. How long do you guys think it will take Google (a search company) to fix their Calendar search functionality? I say it won't get fixed a year from now...
(Might as well try reverse psychology)
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||chas444||9/23/10 11:12 AM|
I'll bite. Since this thread has been going on for more than a year, I'd have to agree with HyeProfile.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Segers5||10/21/10 11:45 AM|
When using the calendar search feature, the results shown are from the current day forward. To see anything in the past, move backward in the calendar to a previous date, then do the search again.
A quick way to move backward is to use the thumbnail calendar on the top left. Hover your cursor over the calendar and use the scroll wheel on the mouse to move backward one month at a time. Then select any random date prior to the date of the item you are searching for.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||hd4||11/1/10 8:24 AM|
The easiest way of using Google Calendar is to use Mozilla Sunbird to map your Google Calendar. Sunbird has all the advanced features and the interface is much easier to use than the Google Calendar interface. Plus, you get to do "advanced" things like search for all events.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||marlon1||11/5/10 11:57 AM|
I have had to do multiple searches one month at a time so that I can see all the items found! It is ridiculous that something so simple has not been fixed in over two years. Google too busy buying other companies to help their customers????
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Petros1974||2/9/11 3:01 PM|
The absolutely most valuable App for me is CALENDAR !!!
I am a lawyer and I'm consantly in front of it to check the thousand things I have to do during the day, but most importantly to check out on my scheduled trials, hearings & deadlines !!!
Being able to SEARCH in my calendars and in my innumerable events, is of utmost importance for me! It's absolutely crucial !!!
So my question (and my huge complaint) is why in the world have you left Calendar's search feature so poor & inefficient ??? Come on guys! Search feature is your best known value! How come you've left Calendar's search in such an inadmissible condition?1st: One has to put exactly the whole word (till its end) in order to find any results. For example, If I'm searching for the word "results" and I write "result" then I get NO RESULT AT ALL !!!
2nd: When I finally find the events I'm searching for, I cannot access them all ! For example, after performing a search, it shows on the right side of the screen that '6 results were found for the word "....." ', but I can only see 4 of them...!!! Or I put the name of a client of mine and on the right side it says "172 results for ..." but I can only see 6 of them !!! And there's no other screen to navigate or do a Page_Down to find & access them! HOW IN THE WORLD CAN THAT HAPPEN ???
PLEASE TAKE SOME IMMEDIATE ACTION ON THIS... PLEASE... I LOVE GOOGLE SO MUCH AND THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT UPSETS ME SO MUCH (BECAUSE MY WORK DEPENDS ON IT) !!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||EasyTech||2/10/11 8:03 AM|
If you must have full ability to search & if you also have MS Office an option is to use a app called winCalendar. It converts Google Calendar to MS Word/Excel format with full support for Search. It can search all Google Calendar events & have the results returned as a graphical calendar or formatted Excel table.
Once in Excel/Word you can further edit & manipulate. Works well but it requires MS Office on Windows & is not free (trial version avail). See below ref link for more info.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||te.west||2/10/11 8:19 AM|
It has been a while since there has been posts to this thread, BUT obviously GOOGLE has not yet addressed the problem. I have seen a number of suggestions for work-arounds, some, like the post from EasyTech, involve an extra step and cost. Most of the posts that I have seen involve the same basic question that I have. GOOGLE is supposed to be the uber search engine. Searching is its thing! In many ways I find that GOOGLE Calendar is a very easy to use app in most ways, though I have wished for a few more options, like being able to assign a color for each entry - I "tag" entries using multiple calendars so that I can see which appointments are in the planning stages and which have been confirmed, etc. It would be nice to just be able to do that with colors in the same calendar. Back to the search issue. This issue has been identified for quite some time - most of us feel that since GOOGLE would like everyone to use their apps, it behooves them to "fix" the search problem. Obviously, many of us want to use that feature to go back and see past events/entries for various reasons. We do not want "work-arounds" which are awkward and time consuming and a bandaid - we just think that we ought to be able to easily do this task right in calendar.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||te.west||2/10/11 9:06 AM|
I hadn't thought of this before. I use a MAC and I have Ical synced with my GOOGLE calendars. Though it's a workaround, and you saw my previous comments about workarounds, I was curious how the MAC search would work. Woo-hoo! Partial words and case insensitive find any and all matching entries. The calendar "dims" a bit and the "found" entries are highlighted on the calendar and a list shows below - click on any entry in the list and it takes you there in the calendar. There is no option that I found quickly, but iIf you want to print out the list you can 1) select all the entries in the list that you want, "copy," and paste into Word or Excel (and I assume many other apps like those.) Perhaps GOOGLE and APPLE ought to strike up a friendship.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tonybran||2/16/11 4:33 AM|
This question has been flagged as "answered". This probably goes some way towards explaining why there is no response on the issue.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||J-Mac||2/24/11 1:17 PM|
This hasn’t really been answered; Google hasn’t done a thing with this issue - haven't even acknowledged it as an issue. I don’t even get a Print Preview screen in Calendar search. Just goes directly to the printer. Google doesn’t much care at all about printing anything. No Print Preview in Chrome and there bug database has a comment that they don’t consider printing to be a function for a browser. Ridiculous.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||xpdnc2u||4/10/11 6:00 PM|
I have followed this issue for some time. Since google calendar fails at providing the most basic information needed in a search, I continue to carry a Treo 755p for my important calendar searches. The several-year-old technology of palm OS is light years ahead of google's calendar search.
For this HUGE ISSUE to still not be fixed after this long is inexcusable.
Since google appears to be ignoring this problem, as evidenced by marking this issue as "answered," perhaps a new thread needs to be started. And started again. Until google fixes this.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||swvnyl||4/10/11 6:14 PM|
I'm posting to confirm that the workaround Segers5 posted on 10/21/10 DOES INDEED WORK. Although it's ridiculous that google is forcing workarounds such as this, I'm so relieved to find some way around this trainwreck of a problem.
Big THANK YOU to Segers5 !!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Mr.Novis||4/27/11 10:50 AM|
This is why Google calendar sucks!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bfg67||6/7/11 8:33 AM|
This appears to yet another in a long line of (not insignificant, and extremely annoying) bugs in the fantastic apps made by The Mighty Google. And despite their employees often commenting on posts (along the lines of "we know about this problem and are 'working' on it"), they never get fixed!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bergmanm||6/27/11 7:18 AM|
I can't believe I only noticed this now. How come it's not fixed yet?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||carljsr||7/5/11 10:27 AM|
Here it is 2011 and this question has not been answered. What is google doing with their time? Don't they care? They want us to use it, but do not fix it so it is most useful.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Petros1974||7/10/11 2:08 AM|
Some time ago in my status in facebook I had written "Gone Google..."
But then, after a thorough evaluation of Google Apps for over a year, I was finally FORCED (by Google Calendar's inefficiency) to go back and rediscover Microsoft...
The good news was that at the time of this setback of mine, Redmond had finally decided to take the big step and move their platform to the cloud, which for me was the MAJOR NEWS I needed to hear...
I had left MS Outllook a long time ago (since 2008), because it seemed too complex & confusing to me. But now that i was FORCED (by Google) to return and re-employ it for my business needs, I found out that Outlook 2010 working together with MS Exchange Online is what I really needed!!!
Management of multiple calendars is now simple and perfect!!
But most importantly, the searching feature is EXTRAORDINARY!!!!!!
I can instanlty find things by just entering a few letters of the word I'm looking for, or by entering a few letters of one word, then leaving a space and then a few letters of another word and... holla!!! All my results are there (even without needing to hit the Enter button) and with the searched words highlighted!!
WOW!!! THESE NEW AMAZING SEARCH ABILITIES OF MICROSOFT -which they also utilized in Windows 7- MAKE GOOGLE'S SEARCH SEEM OBSOLETE... (...what a pity for Google...the one who taught us what searching is in the first place...)
I really am in seventh heaven now, since I can so easily find, copy, move, multiply and massively edit my meetings, events, trials, hearings & deadlines, which I can sort by category or by calendar folder or by so many other criteria... WOW!!!
Not to mention the fact that I can now access everything anytime offline, since I have them in my Outlook in my laptop, while at the same time even if my laptop crashes or is set on fire, all my data are at the same time on Microsoft Exchange Online server (=> i made some tests and found out that my data are synchronized online in a fraction of a second after i place them in Outlook 2010!!!), all the way enabling me to work from any other computer with internet access through 'Outllok Web Access'.
I can now be really productive in my work and have the absolute control over my schedule!!!
After the "Gone Google..." I now am at the "No more Google again..."
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bfg67||7/16/11 10:06 AM|
UPDATE: will add my voice of thanks to Segers5 - clicking through the month view pane in top left, to different day, displays results from that day on.
I presume Segers5 isn't a google employee - so thanks for the fix, it works perfectly, but i wish google would improve there customer service / tech support! However, I would say that this glitch (feature?) can be kind of useful now i am aware of it, for paring down the search list to dates that I am interested in.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||vansam||7/18/11 1:52 PM|
Same problem with the search function. I depend on this calendar to store things I want to retrieve later. Agree it's bizarre that a "search" company like Google can't provide a calendar with any usable search tool! I'm already in pretty deep with google calendar but going to see if iCal will migrate the data over and I'll carry on with that.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||te.west||7/18/11 2:53 PM|
iCAL will sync!… Look under help for instructions on how to do this. I do this just so that when I need it, I can have the calendar on my computer at times when I am not connected to the internet. I do like the general function of Google better than iCAL, but don't tell Apple that.
A recent post showed that Google calendar will display all posts forward from a certain date, so the trick is to go back to a date early enough to show you. I use "jump to date" "plug-in"(?-not sure what to call it) under "labs" (gear icon) to easily do that. Then use "today" button at the top left to return to current date. I did just try it again and this seemed to work and case was not sensitive, but I do think that the search looks in the entire entry, so a search, like "West," my name came up with multiple entries that did not contain "west" in the what box, but I think it picks up the "owner" of the calendar or "creator" of the entry, for instance I have "west" in my email and ID so I think it even locates for that. I suppose that you just have to be specific enough to "filter" for what you are looking for. You can click on search options and perhaps "refine" the search some.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||robcashion||7/22/11 5:39 PM|
I can not imagine a more dysfunctional Calendar Search interface. I had a Palm Pre with an app that would search my Google calendar. Now I have a Droid and can not find a similar app. The genuine Google calendar search is pathetic.
Even worse, it is just as bad from my computer desktop browser.
I see comments dating back here to 2009, if Google can't fix it in 2 years, I guess they don't understand. I will have to switch to my Yahoo calendar until Google can improve.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||jbarley||8/1/11 2:27 AM|
Google - are you listening? Seems not. You won't beat MS with this approach.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tavopp||8/1/11 10:25 AM|
almost two years since the first post on this problem, still no fix!!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||te.west||8/1/11 10:37 AM|
As I posted earlier, based on someone else's observation, you can go back in time in your calendar and the search picks up everything from that time forward (I think). OF COURSE, IT BEGS THE QUESTION,"why can't it pick up stuff from the past?" I agree, GOOGLE, MAKE IT WORK!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tgi007||8/3/11 12:49 PM|
@te.west You're assuming that the only complaint here is having the search function show you events from the past. But the more common problem is when you get a response saying "Results: 200 for whatever-you-searched-for", yet only 27 are displayed. There are no scroll bars or any other control that functions as a "display next page of search results". In my case, I have a repeating (weekly) event, with some exceptions (weeks where it was canceled or rescheduled), and I want to see a simple 1-line-at-a-time list of all upcoming dates. I can only see 27. If I manually choose different starting dates and manually repeat my search dozens of times, paying careful to my choices so as to avoid both overlapping (duplicate) appointment times, as well as gaps (omitted) events, I can work-around this ridiculous shortcoming. It takes a considerable amount of care and wasted time to achieve this, solely because Google is too lazy to (1) actually test their own products from the perspective of a real user, and (2) listen to their user base to discover fundamental flaws in their tools. How is it even possible for a company that was founded on providing the world with a better search keeps getting this most fundamental function wrong in so many of their products? How is this not a corporate embarrassment? It's truly pathetic that this was complained about over two years ago and absolutely nothing has happened in that entire time.
... except for Google marking this problem as "answered".
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tgi007||8/3/11 12:52 PM|
One additional observation: when a repeating event, extending "forever" into the future, is matched in a search, with no date constraints, then reporting that there are "200 matches" is both wrong and misleading. There are more than 200 matches. At least check to see if it matches 201 times, and then report it as "many" or at least say "more than 200".
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bfg67||8/3/11 4:09 PM|
@te.west - yes I agree, iOS cal and osx cal both search well. And someone on here said Outlook for Win7 searches well. However, some poor people (me) have to use XP w/IE8 and outlook 2007 at work. So I am limited to google ie8 browser search (not perfect, shall we say), or Outlook 2007 built in search <b>(even worse!)</b>
@tgi007 - Thanks for the response. Very helpful to me, I agree with you. One would expect more from the people who revolutionised search, but in my op, they are still better than the other options, for near enough everything! Haven't seen a ChromeBook yet though. <i>but</i>
@tonybran says this question is marked as answered, so I guess google may not be looking at this thread anymore! If someone had time to repost the issue and crosslink the threads, to wake the sleeping giant, then we would all be grateful
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Segers5||8/15/11 4:53 PM|
Another work-around I just discovered - the keyboard shortcuts from Gmail work here as well.
When the search result appear in "Agenda" view, click "N" for next or "P" for previous (J and K work as well). This will take you to the next or previous day. You can click one day at a time, or hold down the "N" or "P" to quickly move forward or backward.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||YodaG||8/25/11 12:54 PM|
No, it's still doing what it always does: shows only the last so many months of results yet tells you the total results found.
For instance, my search for "VAC" shows only those from April of this year on which is only 6. However, it says "Results: 29 for VAC" but does not show any way of viewing those easily. In my case, I know I started noting my VAC when I started my current job. However, even when I go back 5 years before that, it only displays about 20 results, with no way of seeing the other 9...which I'd love to see.
Fixed - no but should be as it has been this way for many years.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tgi007||8/25/11 12:58 PM|
@bfg67 No observable change whatsoever for me. I still get only one screenful of results, with no way to navigate to "previous" or "next" (other than several of the work-arounds suggested by users, earlier).
Likewise, I also continue to get inaccurate numerical results on some searches (sometimes it'll report "Results: 5" and display 8; other times it'll say "Results: 11" and show only 4).
Both of these problems are completely unchanged for me.
Can you please describe what you're seeing that's been improved? Are you seeing any kind of navigation controls to allow you to scroll successfully through the search results when there are many results (like when it reports "Results: 200")?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tgi007||8/25/11 1:01 PM|
Follow-up: I should have noted that I'm using Firefox 3.6.13 (and also tested with Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 with the same outcome) on Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit), Service Pack 2.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Petros1974||8/25/11 1:04 PM|
Wow guys, this conversation still goes on............. UNBELIEVABLE
The more I read about this Google's crap ... the more I THANK GOD FOR MICROSOFT !!!!!!!!!!!!
<MS Outlook> and never look back...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bfg67||8/25/11 1:19 PM|
@YodaG: agreed, apologies for confusion. I was referring to the displaying all results, and not the total numbers etc (that is the reason i came to this thread). I agree it should be fixed asap! Especially with all the improvements/interface redesign going on atm
@tgi007 see above. I tested only with winXP / IE8 at work, and it is a bit clunky. Just tested with OS10.6/Chrome 13.0.782 at home, and it appears to be just as bad as it has been. I also don't see navigation buttons, aside from scrolling down with mouse!
@Petros1974... i am glad someone thanks god for Microsoft. I guess i can't have a full opinion as i am forced to use XP/IE8! Have heard really good things about Win7/8, and am quite impressed by Office 2010
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||rudi111||8/27/11 9:20 AM|
Same problem. Still unsolved. Shame on Google:
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||emaire||8/30/11 8:01 AM|
They've made cosmetic enhancements but not key basic functional search improvements.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||allsafe||8/30/11 9:14 AM|
I have been a huge advocate for Google products, both personally and at the company I own, but things like this and other similar issues with other products have me wondering what to do?? Google is 95% on most products they offer, but that last 5% can be a deal breaker. It's like having a Ferrari in the garage without a steering wheel ... great looking car, huge potential, but you can't drive it, so you hop in your sedan and go to work.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tgi007||8/30/11 9:28 AM|
@allsafe That's a terrific analogy, as well as a spot-on summary of the problems with nearly all Google products.
I've experienced that with every one of their "core" products on the Android platform. I switched from a long history of Palm products, all of which contained (rather bare-bone, feature-wise) 4 core PIM (Personal Information Manager) functions:
2) Address Book/Contact List
3) To Do
4) Memo (free-format text notes)
While these applications lacked some of the bells and whistles you might prefer to have, they all worked!
You never had to doubt that when you handed over custody of some crucial piece of information from your life, that you would have to worry that the application would simply "forget" that datum forever. Or, that you wouldn't get a vitally-important reminder.
Fundamental functionality that is inherent to the application (such as retaining the correct date for a reminder, being able to retrieve information added to the Contact List) should "just work". I should never have doubts that each core application reliably does its job -- even if I have personal preferences that some aspect should be presented, displayed, chime, or be colored differently.
Google is expending however many man-hours tweaking the on the pig, while the pig is still missing a kidney, two legs, and one ear. And no matter how much clamor we users raise in the forums, nobody in the farmhouse is listening.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tgi007||8/30/11 9:37 AM|
Follow-up and clarification:
By this I mean the "built-in" functionality supplied by Google. I'm not referring to add-on applications. I'm also not going off-topic into the Android world; I'm actually using that to emphasize the point in this thread, that Google gets 95% of the job done, then drops the ball and wanders off to paint prettier colors on the cover.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||ctsphooey||9/1/11 6:51 AM|
Over two years and this hasn't been fixed yet?
Come on Google, step up for crying out loud.
I'm a huge Google fan and user, but had I seen this thread before and saw how you've ignored your
faithful users for 2+ years... well, makes me want to go back to MS. I know that's a horrible thought,
but at least with them I KNOW I'll be ignored and won't have any expectations. - and their calendar
search function works great.
And this thread is marked as answered? Are you kidding me?! Shame on you.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||YodaG||9/1/11 12:43 PM|
I think it's time to start a new thread about this. Maybe then Google will notice. :D
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||cewood||9/1/11 8:52 PM|
Can't believe this has been going on for so long now, and clearly a lot of people have reported this issue. Definitely time for a fix, come on Google!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||rudi111||9/2/11 1:57 AM|
Yes please start a new thread, hopefully Google will notice thi urcence of our need!!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||John Wong||10/2/11 9:20 PM|
With numerous creative help, how come this basic function is NOT okay for Google, I am a bit upset about it. This kind of problem should only appear in Microsoft.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||John Wong||10/2/11 9:22 PM|
And i just find that may be the problem on the scroll size of the Chrome window...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||jason.wiener||10/3/11 2:21 PM|
Has anyone seen any indication from Google in any other forums that this may actually be getting some attention?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||endurance||10/6/11 11:13 PM|
Nope. They have not given ANY attention to it as far as I can see. I've posted some similar complaints on other threads some weeks back, specifically relating it to issues on my smartphone (DroidX) and begging for some help with the search function. Guess what? There IS NO search function in the calendar on the DroidX. That is past comprehension.
I can't speak for other models or phones, but in the calendar on the DroidX, what comes up when I press the (almost never used for anything) SEARCH button is the exact same option I get when I press the MENU button (only the MENU adds another couple choices.) All I get when I press SEARCH button is GO TO DATE. (Mind you, that's a feature that does not even exist on the online version of Google Calendar, and I OFTEN wish to have that option online.
So on my DroidX, I can get GO TO DATE from two different buttons, but I can NOT get a SEARCH function.
I lived without any search function and was about to return my phone due to how desperately I needed that, until I found POWER SEARCH for Android.
POWER SEARCH does on Android what all of you are wanting on the online Calendar AND what ought to be a no-brainer for GOOGLE. I'm apalled and confused that this ever was an issue at all, but much more so that it CONTINUES to be an issue. Is everyone laid off at Google?
Now I'm not trying to push POWER SEARCH as the solution for all, and obviously not at all for the online Calendar, but it IS the only reason my smartphone could finally replace my aged PALM. Palm had search functionality useful and dependable, and with DocsToGo, it synced perfectly with Outlook. THE ONLY REASON I got a smart phone was for the vital need of Calendar access and search function to continue to be available to me, and the 7 year old Palm device was finally getting cantankerous, especially trying to sync to VISTA 64-bit.
After using Calendar (AND POWER SEARCH) on my DROIDX for several months and learning how to use Google's version of recurring events and making it work for me, I had begun to let go of the Outlook connection apron strings...
And then Google Calendar changes (improvements, they call them: HAH!) and Gingerbread converged upon my DROIDX and it was no match for them.
Until June of 2011, it all worked fine. Then Android Gingerbread brought ruination upon my DROIDX, and Google's "updates" to its Calendar functions made a world of pain a minimum specification for all factory reset experiences and for every change to one's sync profile with any Google CalendarAccount.
I'm still jumping through the hoops, but my patience is not stronger, it is all but gone. Will I just give up on the cloud altogether? I'm not sure, but I guess I'll be looking into the Microsoft answer soon.
THIS IS PATHETIC, GOOGLE. Is your ship going down? Or will you regain your focus on GREAT EFFECTIVENESS again??
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||elreymon||10/24/11 12:08 PM|
I suggest everybody to send feedback.
Options (top, on the right) --> "send feedback".
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Petros1974||10/24/11 12:48 PM|
Dear Endurance, I cannot tell you how much I understand you!!!
A good and RELIABLE search machine is the absolutely most important thing that ANY electronic device should have!
Unfortunately you are trying to find a dependable solution on a totally business-immature company (Google)...
When I see how well the standard Google search machine works, it's so f... unexplainable why Google Calendar Search is such a disgrace...
But there is no reason to give up on the Cloud altogether, this is just Google's crap! There are too many other solutions out there, many of which are even quite dependable!!
Now about search function on the phone, you may have to check Blackberry's or iPhone's UNIVERSAL SEARCH function. It will blow your mind!!! I personally use those phones with Microsoft's Exchange Online, but I'm pretty sure they would work the same with Google Apps, since the search-function is on the mobile phone (independently of where the data have come from).
I've recently tested Blackberry Torch 9800 (with OS 6) and I'm now using an iPhone (with iOS 4.3.5) and I am in heaven! They both have fantastic search engines. Today someone called me while I was driving, asking for the date of an event on a future date... With one hand, two moves and three letters written (on iPhone's search) I had my results in 1,5 second, seeing clearly the date of my desired event without even the need to open the item!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||YodaG||10/24/11 2:56 PM|
YES elreymon...great idea!!! I did not see they incorporated that into calendar. Maybe, just maybe they'll take notice and care now. EVERYONE: SEND FEEDBACK by clicking on the gear in the upper right hand corner of calendar. :D
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Gard||11/10/11 9:41 AM|
+1 @elreymon and @YodaG
Just sent mine.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||barryaz1||11/17/11 10:04 AM|
I can't believe that this is still going on for 2+ years! I never envisioned this being a possible issue after I moved over all my Outlook (which had started out on ACT) data or I would never had bought an Android and would have gone straight to iPhone. If my work wasn't moving to Google Apps, I'd get rid of it now! I am going to check out that Power Search.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||DaveBoston||11/29/11 11:10 PM|
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||fredgagne1||12/5/11 7:49 AM|
Power search works great maybe Google should buy them and learn how to search Calendar and Contacts as they really stick at this.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||MDgal||12/9/11 5:22 PM|
Wellup. Seems Google hasn't done a blasted thing about this problem.
For those of us that have to keep up with important items (I'm a transplant patient that keeps blooodwork 411 via Google Calendar) it's a real bugger to play "seek and go find" every time we search. No info on a fix? (Sorry, too lazy to check through all the prior pages...I may later if I'm really ticked. Night's not over yet.)
All this *and* problems syncing with Android devices? Guess I've got to find a better calendar.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||geminisunset||12/13/11 8:25 AM|
Same issue here. You'd think by now, this issue would show up in the "known issues" list.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||STDSCH||12/14/11 11:54 PM|
Still the same problem !!
It doesn't look to be a problem with the Search Visualisation directly, but more something related to specific appointments.
Because when I do a search on a general word, of which it says 19 results found, and only 17 are visualised.
When I then search on a word that I know is only in one of the 2 that are not visualised, it says found 1 result, but it does not show it neither...
So for some reason some results are not shown...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||sal78||12/16/11 7:37 PM|
NEARLY THREE YEARS!!! and still not a peep from Google on this.
And just to rub salt into the wound, it's now no longer possible to scroll back and forward through search results.
I'm starting to think it's basic productivity issues like this that will be Google's eventual downfall...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tommyg2009||12/20/11 2:46 PM|
This is still totally lame.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tommyg2009||12/20/11 2:47 PM|
FYI THIS IS NOT ANSWERED despite the "answered" indication
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||ctsphooey||12/27/11 6:05 AM|
It's totally inexcusable for the worlds best 'search engine' to be unable to have a decent search function in a calendar.
On top of that I've started experiencing frequent Shockwave crashes, and my Google Voice doesn't ring (nor does Google Talk play notification sounds). - And yes, I've spent HOURS researching, reading google discussions and independent tech forums, installing/reinstalling/disabling Adobe Flash and Shockwave - all to no avail.
I'm seriously thinking about giving up Google altogether. MS always had issues, but at least they didn't take 3 years to fix them.
Cell contract up for renewal? - check.
I-Phone now available from Sprint? - check.
Skype available for I-Phone? check.
Trillian subscription up to date? check.
They all work? check and recheck.
Time to tell Google 'see ya later'? Grrrrrr.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||h.jerel||1/6/12 6:33 AM|
My god, give up thinking the morons at Google are going to bother to fix this problem. They are too busy screwing up Gmail with "improvements" we don't want or need to fix bugs they introduced into their other products..
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||ctsphooey||1/8/12 7:03 AM|
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||ctsphooey||1/8/12 7:05 AM|
As a second thought.....
Does anyone know of any chrome add-ons that would improve search function?
Seems to be a lot of plugins/etc. for Chrome, and a lot for Calendar. It would be great if we could at least
add an extenstion/etc. that would solve this problem.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||FeralReason||1/15/12 1:27 PM|
Same problem. I can't believe this has been going on for 2 years !
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||HunterEllroy||2/12/12 4:09 PM|
I just noticed the problem myself. Came to Groups expecting a solution. Astounding! No attention to this matter by the Almighty G in over two years! Color me flabbergasted and extremely disappointed.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Innovatorium||2/13/12 12:43 AM|
You are joking... I am paying for Google apps and this STILL is not fixed? Google, the premier search engine.... What a gigantic FAIL. Anybody tried to call support?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Skammie||2/15/12 11:53 AM|
If you are paying for Google apps, there should be a direct way for you to contact support. For the rest of us using the free version, we do not get this privilege. How about you try calling support and let us know your findings?
Everyone else, please send your request through http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=suggestions.cs
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|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||findo-man||2/27/12 12:28 PM|
This worked great thank you for the help. Still doesn't make much sense but I could immediately see the events that were missing before.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||SymmetricDesigns||3/3/12 1:06 PM|
I suspect the reason this has gone on for two years is it's something that Google's engineers don't think to test. They move around the layout and don't notice they forgot the forward and back date arrows, so it's broken until someone notices. I am so sick of Google adding, subtracting, and rearranging features on a whim, and apparently with no testing. I'm beginning to *hate* software on the web. There's no stability. A feature that was there yesterday, or this morning, might be gone or moved now. Sorry, you're trying to get something done? Learn our new layout first! Oh, sorry, we didn't test that...tough luck.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||osmadja||3/7/12 6:03 AM|
It seems that if you use the advanced search (where you can put the from/to date) you get all (or almost all :-) ) the results.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||chjajesa||3/14/12 2:43 AM|
Thank you for the link. I did post to it, and hopefully by reaching a different audience it will help!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Kiwi1124||3/14/12 8:06 PM|
i find it rather awful that this problem is almost on its third year of existence and there are no solutions..
using GCal, it was my employer, and i cant find out what she has scheduled me for in advance with out it taking me hours, and there is no way for me to print it for when i am away from my desk...puhlease
going to start bugging my boss and maybe we can find something better
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||strongfinger||3/15/12 11:17 AM|
i found (after much experimenting and uses of colourful expletives out loud) that many of these issues can be resolved by ditching chrome. yes, ditching google chrome.
using firefox (10.0.2 for mac) has restored the ability to edit the events found within search results.
as for the search results themselves, you need to apply the same search rules as you would for google's web search. you also have to set the date range for your search results manually or else you will only see a fraction of what it reports to have found. ie. "41 results found" while it displays only the most recent (and future) 6 or so.
here are some examples on how to use more refined search features...
i have S-P as a client name. searching for S-P shows me no results.
searching for "S-P" (in quotes) show all 163 results (but only displays 8).
searching for "S-P" (in quotes) and using a date range specified in the 'show search options' window show me all 163 results
the show search options are available from the drop-down menu arrow to the right of the search entry field (before the blue search button).
i don't like these extra steps but it works.
hope this helps.
p.s. by the way, S-P in web search computer language means, "search for all instance of the letter S that does not include the letter P. which = nothing. another real-world example could be: love -porn. find all web search results for love but omit all search results that have porn.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||emdrdr||3/26/12 1:36 PM|
Bottom line, is that Google is a dysfunctional company. The only software they have done right is the search engine and gmail. Everything else is buggy, and it seems like there is noone competent at home at Google who gives a d. These bugs are SO easy to fix, and apparently no one at google cares to even try.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||JavaMechanic||4/8/12 9:05 PM|
That's completely unfair and inaccurate. You are successfully using the Google Groups function by the way. Don't focus on the minor annoyances and look at the breadth and scope of incredibly useful Google products that millions of people around the world are using. Seriously!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||richard.turlington||4/27/12 12:15 PM|
"Minor" annoyances? I wouldn't call trusting Google Calendar to enter ALL of your events and then NOT being able to properly search for, find, AND display them ALL a "minor annoyance." Oh - AND add to the fact that this issue dates back to AT LEAST 2009.
I sure hope you don't work somewhere that requires judgement to be used - seems you're just a bit off there on it.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Senor_Opinion||5/4/12 7:56 AM|
needless to say this is a problem. Still waiting for a fix.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||dubyajay||5/4/12 8:33 AM|
Me too. It seems like google could re-use the web search technology/functionality they've obviously mastered and apply it to the calendar since it is now conventional thinking. Maybe there is some secret key to making the calendar search more usable and they're waiting for us to figure out. And we'll all think "Of course! What a great way to do that!". Or maybe they moved the calendar team over to google+. In the meantime, this is clunky at best. Useless at worst.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||beechnut||5/9/12 5:49 AM|
findo-man, could you please post what worked great for you? The post immediately before yours has been deleted. thanks.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found? ANSWER PROVIDED BY STRONGFINGER/RANDALL INCLUDED HERE||ms.mousette||5/9/12 6:48 AM|
GREAT! :-) Thanks Strongfinger/Randall for the explanation about how to use the Advanced Search to get all the results.
What fooled me was that I had assumed that the little downward, almost invisible arrow at the right hand inner edge of the Search Box would take me to a list of previous searches, as that seems to be the usual convention. It never occurred to me that that is where I would find the Advanced Search options.
I do hate this new interface where stuff is hidden!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found? ANSWER PROVIDED BY STRONGFINGER/RANDALL INCLUDED HERE||judas dryden||5/17/12 5:05 PM|
ok so sorry if this is a repeat but i finally figured out what seems to be the main issue.... yes as mentioned in order for search to FIND (not just display) all the events you need to select a previous date in the mini calendar and or goto "show search options" and select a prior date... but... this still did not work in all cases where i had more than lets say 25 results.
the REAL issue is that google did not put a proper scroll in the search results window. so if your monitor is not physically large enough to view lets say 55 results theres no way of seeing these results or scrolling down. I figured this out by dragging my browser window to my 2nd monitor which is twice the size... expanded the window and viola. i could actually see all 55 search results. whereas on the smaller monitor i could only see roughly 30 or so.
the weird thing is if you've got more results than the window can display, a scroll bar will show up but you can only scroll down to see a few more results.
Bottom line is where it says for example "Results: 55 for apples"... that number is always correct so if it says 55 and youve only got 2 results displayed you know you have to go and select a previous calendar date in either the mini calendar or advanced search options... once youve selected a date that your sure goes back well before youve got any possible entry's then you have to check if your search results go all the way down to the bottom of the window, cuz if they do theres most likely results that you cant scroll down to see, and if you dont have a larger monitor or a way of seeing more, (maybe changing the resolution or font size works but i havent tried) then your SOL. Google wtf. put in a proper scroll and make it so search doesnt require date adjustments!!!
this is true for google chrome and safari, i have not tried firefox.
hope that helps.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found? ANSWER PROVIDED BY STRONGFINGER/RANDALL INCLUDED HERE||strongfinger||5/18/12 9:20 AM|
yup, i just confirmed the lack of scroll bars through google chrome 19.0.1084.46 (mac). or more specifically, if i adjust the window size, scroll bars eventually appear but they do not scroll beyond what a full screen list of result would show. i just get that same list in a smaller, scrollable window.
the same thing happen through firefox 12.0 (mac).
so in the end, i can get 200 results for a search but can only ever see the first few of them.
that's messed up.
i suggest we all post this, in a concise format that busy google people are more inclined to read, to the 'report an issue' forum:
i'll do that now myself.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kcmuppet||5/24/12 3:23 AM|
So has the original issue been addressed - I too get messages like "Results= 18" but only 3 are shown. Trawling through this litany of posts, I can't see an answer to how to display the others - can somebody enlighten me?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kcmuppet||5/24/12 3:26 AM|
The backwards / forwards buttons doesn't show any more of the missing results for me
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||yesdir||5/24/12 9:36 AM|
What Today button? What arrow keys? Are you sure you're in the right place?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||yesdir||5/24/12 9:43 AM|
Click on an actual date in the mini calendar
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kcmuppet||5/24/12 11:41 AM|
Yes, I'm sure thank you,. Read above & you'll see what others are referring to
Doesn't make any difference - just shows results=18 but lists two
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||aidosnet||5/27/12 12:08 AM|
the same happens to me:
I've got 29 results but gcalendar only show me 22
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||1blessedjourney||6/7/12 8:48 AM|
Looks like this feature has not been fixed yet. I've tried to go to the previous year and search but same result.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||strongfinger||6/7/12 9:27 AM|
i have already posted a detailed reply as to how one needs to search properly within google calendar. i don't like the requirements but that's the way it is. search for the posts under my name.
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|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Dave_OCLN||6/12/12 5:44 AM|
Ok So now it's June 2012 - and there still seems to be no way to do this ...
A simple "Show All Results" button would do the trick ...
This is really annoying.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||batmanhush||6/13/12 10:56 AM|
I know it's rare, and expensive, and tricky. But I have Google Calendars syncing with my iPhone and iPad, and searching the Google Calendars there gives me all the search results I need. Seeing as how this discussion has been going on since 2009, this iOS might be our only bet.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||strongfinger||6/13/12 12:01 PM|
yeah, it's a good work-around.
not to add more fuel to the now 3-year complainer bonfire, but iDevices have other google issues that i seem cannot work through. namely, time zone issues.
i live in a part of north america that does not adhere to the silliness we refer to as daylight savings time. so every 6 months i have scheduling trouble.
it's gets more fun as this time zone i am in (central) covers other provinces which do adhere to daylight savings. i'm not saying it's easy to manage, it's just made worse by google calendar and iThing usage.
your solution is good for us with iDevices.
thanks for that,
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||ksparta||6/16/12 9:00 AM|
OK - If you click on the down arrow to the right of the box where you type your search term, you will pull up a box that gives you the ability to enter a start and end date. Not entirely intuitive, but it works.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kcmuppet||6/16/12 9:31 AM|
No it doesn't. I just tried - got 32 results, google calendar showed 14
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||strongfinger||6/16/12 9:42 AM|
read earlier posts that described how to fix this issue.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kcmuppet||6/16/12 9:45 AM|
Enlighten me - which post?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||dscattergood||6/20/12 11:38 AM|
Randall - I love the effort you've put into this but I cannot duplicate your results. I switched to Firefox from Chrome as you suggested, put in the proper date range (in this instance 1/1/2012 through 6/20/2012 and did the search. Results stop at Feb 14th, when I've got basically the same distribution of events every month. The results are consistent with everyone else - "70 results found", but only 19 displayed. If I'm doing something wrong I'd love to hear it - between this and the "GMT on Invitation" issues I'm just about ready to dump GCal. Thanks, Don
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||strongfinger||6/20/12 1:46 PM|
i just confirmed that what used to work, no longer does.
what can i say, i've got nothing.
i am dumping gcal as well. the big deal-breaker is the time zone dysfunction that is having us mess up appointments with our clients. we have gone back to paper!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||BlueCat766||7/5/12 6:51 PM|
Has anyone considered using a tool such as GreaseMonkey to build a USABLE interface for this, post it and publicize it, and EMBARRASS Google into putting the effort in to fix this?
Imagine Google dealing with this "If you'd like to FIX your disfunctional Google Calendar, try this solution!" being bandied about Lifehacker and the like...
Anyone out there with the skill and the time?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Dorkside1||7/18/12 11:25 AM|
lets say after a few years
the problem is still here !!!!
I really like google calendar.
and i am really not planning on exporting everything to a different calendar.
But this really needs to be fixed.
Next to this the search function on adroid isnt verry good either...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||cxt||8/3/12 7:17 AM|
2012. Still not fixed
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||kendrickho||8/8/12 6:42 PM|
I have used Google calendar for 3 years and this problem is still hanging there...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||nizejpodpisany||8/9/12 8:35 AM|
There is a pretty easy way to get next results:
1. Click on a date of the last event shown in search results - it will take you to the daily view of that day
2. Click on a search button again - search results will be displayed starting from that day
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Cece423||8/9/12 5:38 PM|
Thank you! This works when viewing my calendar on my laptop. (Attn: kcmuppet--you have to re-enter your search term in the "What" box.) I chose dates from 8/9/00 to today and got all 76 results that my original search found but showed only 6.
Now, is there a way to do this using Google Calendar on an Android smartphone? I just upgraded to an HTC ONE X. The search worked fine forward and backward in my old Palm Pre Plus (WebOS) using an app called Google Calendar Search but I don't see such an app in Google Play.
Would appreciate any suggestions.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||MikeDak||8/15/12 5:23 AM|
I enter advanced search...and click on result...but when I click on 'Search button again, it's invalid because the basic search window in blank. What am I missing?
(I Can't believe Google does not have a real fix for this...)
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Furyk||8/16/12 10:54 AM|
Yeah we use the G-Cal in our Law-firm for docketing purposes and it is basically useless for this. We Need to be able to see everything that is upcoming in a case not just month by month. Also if it says "Showing 200 Results for ____" then why can i only see 20. An obvious glitch/over-site - FIX THIS Google (and yes we still love you)
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||macdeebers||8/17/12 2:29 AM|
Thank you - at last something works for me.
I use the advanced search options showing the date range, then click on the last listed date on the mini-calendar to expand my search results!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||MikeDak||8/17/12 4:37 AM|
macdeebers: Please clarify what exactly you're doing...I can;t get it to work. What browser RU using?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||macdeebers||8/17/12 8:27 AM|
I'm using Safari on Mac OSX Lion, but it does work on Firefox too.
Screenshot attached - this is when I expanded my view by clicking on 29 March in the Mini calendar.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Blackcat56||8/30/12 8:34 PM|
This worked for me, as said a bit of a run around but at least you can see results. Using Chrome on windows 7.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||VasilikiA||9/7/12 4:11 AM|
This worked for me, thank you Macdeebers. At least it's a workaround solution for now.
But GOOGLE, please fix this! It is really important sometimes for work purposes to be able to use the search function. It helps me go back and manage follow-ups with clients, etc. and to be honest I am seriously considering going back to Outlook since you haven't found a solution for this in so long!!!! I was expecting by now there would be one from GOOGLE!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||KatherineG||9/16/12 4:12 PM|
Thanks for letting us know about this issue. I'm checking in with my team about it and if they have any feedback I'm happy to let you know. Otherwise, consider your concerns heard!
Thanks for your patience!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||VasilikiA||9/16/12 11:12 PM|
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||BristolPete||9/17/12 2:10 AM|
Please Katherine don't let us down. This query has been running for years now with no attempt from Google to correct a problem, that from the correspondence, you can see is not a "minor issue".
I wouldn't have thought a simple search was a huge issue for your programers. Your users really do want this - the only question is does Google care? At the moment all the evidence is an emphatic "NO!". Please prove that wrong.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||cxt||10/25/12 12:28 AM|
Sorry, but when I click on the last date on the mini-calendar, it just takes me to the view of that day. No additional search results. I'm in Europe. Is it because the calendar is defaulting to a European version with fewer features? This is so frustrating.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||MikeDak||10/25/12 4:41 AM|
@CXT: If you navigate the mini-cal to an earlier date...you'll see older events...not ideal, but it works. You can also export the cal and open and do a NORMAL search in Outlook. (C'mon google...this is silly!)
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||KatherineG||10/25/12 4:44 PM|
@cxt, you should be able to move the time frame, by clicking on a different number - what do you mean "last date"? You shouldn't be on a different version of calendar than others.
Do know the team is aware of the feedback on this issue :)
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||sal78||11/6/12 9:17 PM|
I've FINALLY found a solution to this problem!!!!!!!!
---> use THUNDERBIRD instead!
Searching works perfectly. I can see EVERY match for my search terms, even when there are thousands of matches.
Goodbye, Google Calendar. I can't believe it's been four years, and you still haven't resolved this. Un-freaking-believable....
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||shoshke||11/7/12 7:17 PM|
Yes, yes -- I was just reminded by reading in another post in this forum -- on the far right side of the Google Calendar search box is a very tiny -- miniscule -- almost invisible, pale, light gray arrow. If you click on that arrow, you get an expanded search window,
Then you type your query there instead -- but you have to put in a date range -- just put a crazy early beginning date to ensure you get all the results.
The ONLY hard part is remembering that this teensy weensy arrow exists. It is not labelled, but it's there.
If Google would just put a WORD or two with a link (like "advanced search") instead of an unintelligible hidden icon, this maddening problem would be so easily remedied.
So, it's there in Google all along. There is simply nothing communicable, even in a "help" forum.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||sal78||11/8/12 4:28 AM|
@shoshke - It doesn't work. Not for me, anyway.
I want to search my calendar for the word "the", using the date range 1st Jan 2000 to 7th Nov 2012. I have EXACTLY the same calendar data on Google Calendar AND Thunderbird. Here's what happens:
Says that there are "200 Results"
...But it only displays 23 of them, all of which occurred in June 2012. I have no idea why it chooses June 2012... WTF?
...and I can't scroll forward or backwards to see the other "177 results"!! (although I KNOW there are more than 200 results - see below).
Ok, Thunderbird doesn't actually count the results. But by the size of the list I'm guessing there are at least 5000 results. There are certainly WAAAY mare than the "200 Results" Google Calendar says there are. However many there are, I can see ALL OF THEM! Easily and clearly. I can drill down to ones that only occur on certain calendars (I have 15 different calendars), narrow the date range easily, or double-click on any result in the list to edit it or get more details. EASY!
And my results list can now be sorted in either direction by Title, Start Date, End Date, Location, etc etc etc.
Sorry Google, but you need to try MUCH harder!
Calendar Search = EPIC FAIL
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||macdeebers||11/8/12 5:07 AM|
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Eddy Adriaenssens (Cloud Sol)||11/23/12 1:37 AM|
Would be nice to see the scrollbar enabled for this. I have this request from 3 customers in the past year so asking Google to put it on their roadmap.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||RossGoodman||12/4/12 4:18 AM|
I agree, it looks like the DISPLAY of the results is tied to your currently selected date.
The number of results is for your whole calendar.
I have got into the habit of selecting a really old date in the past before I do a search - then it works as I expect!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Crazy8tes||12/7/12 3:49 PM|
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||James L. Thibodeaux||1/23/13 5:20 AM|
Hi Google. It's 2013 and this problem still persists. That's over 3 years! Really enjoying Gmail and Calendar, but please get this fixed.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Iain McAllister||1/23/13 3:10 PM|
I have found a workaround that might help some people -
Go to www.gtimereport.com
Link to Google Calendar/Drive
Specify dates and calendar(s) to be searched
Specify date fromat (US/UK)
Export to excel file or Google Spreadsheet if you links to Docs
Open xls file and sort /search as required - might be useful to some people
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Iain McAllister||1/23/13 3:12 PM|
Go to www.gtimereport.com
Link to Google Calendar and or Drive
Specify date fromat
Export to excel file or google spreadsheet
Open excel file and search -sort -edit as required
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||J22sailing||2/5/13 4:40 AM|
Found another work around to this same issue and it has to do with screen size: I saw more search entries on my monitor screen than my laptop screen so I rotated the monitor 90 degrees and was able to see / print ALL of the search results.
One stiff neck later one problem solved but now need a massage
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Christopher W||2/11/13 10:21 AM|
So its a display limitation!
If I reduce the page size (Ctrl-), then it continues to add results for viewing. Although, the font is pretty unreadable by the time you reduce it to display much more than 50 results.
I don't really consider the issue fixed.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||twliterary||2/11/13 1:38 PM|
Has anyone at Google addressed this issue? The inability to see all results to a simple calendar search is just silly. This was flagged nearly FOUR YEARS ago. What is Google's plan & schedule to address this straightforward request from many, many users?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Rik Prenen||2/13/13 1:21 AM|
Well thanks for this one, just what i was looking for.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bruce stein||2/14/13 8:01 AM|
I have the same problem. My solution:
The root of the problem (I've noticed) is when you make "duplicate events" in order to copy the data into new events. Those duplicates don't get 'displayed' in the search results, but they do get 'found'.
However, if you make a new calendar event (and copy/paste the info into the new event), it does show up as both 'found' and also 'displayed'. Try it out - I've stopped using the duplicate event function.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Loowee||4/4/13 3:13 AM|
Ridiculous isn't it? The whole system is based on botched software and self-help...
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||GOOGLEHEAD||4/13/13 5:54 PM|
YOU MY FRIEND DESERVE A REWARD. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||PhotographyByMiguel||4/30/13 7:11 AM|
I too am experiencing the problem of an incomplete list of returns on a search. As suggested by someone else, I selected the grey Search Options arrow, entered a start date earlier than when I started using GCal and the search, returned all the items it found as per the ? Results for search. It worked this time!!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Jon Bauer||5/24/13 9:56 AM|
This is a HUGE PITA for me too. Google, please fix this!
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Rich Janis||6/7/13 3:22 PM|
Yep. That's what we get from google system designers, programmers, and product managers! Even their Web search is only as good as it is b/c of huge manual efforts on top of the automated system; they make that effort b/c of the $$ it generates. Maybe when they monetize the calendar search we'll see some improvement; but note that their email search is still inadequate and feature-deficient, too.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||tosione||6/10/13 6:41 AM|
now its 2013 and still the same problem, dissapointing
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Andrae Muys||6/12/13 2:39 AM|
Google embarrasses itself by marking this the 'best answer'; it is manifestly inadequate, and a gross parody of search.
Between this and retiring Reader, it is clear Google no longer cares to support its users. I will be migrating asap and taking with me as many of my non-tech literate family and friends as possible.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Wingerr||6/14/13 9:49 AM|
The search for past events is possible using the drop down marker icon to the right of the search field, but the search may be misleading if you enter a search range wider than 2 years.
There should be a mention that the past events search is restricted to a window of 2 years; even though there's NO indication anywhere that it's limited in this way. I determined this purely by trial and experimentation.
The results will show the wide date range with "no results" if entry of a wider date search range is entered, even though there *are* actually events within the range.
However, they will show up if the search range is subsequently narrowed to the allowable 2 year window.
What this means is, you need to select two year windows for your search and do it in increments; so if you want to check for all events from 2008 to present, you need to start with a search range of 2008 to 2010, then search 2010-12, and then 2012 to present. The dates can be manually entered in the date field instead of furiously clicking the advance arrow to get to the desired range, however, it allows you to enter the overly large range, which will then not show any hits at all.
The end date shown below was automatically set when the start date was clicked on, representing the maximum search range:
*** Now if you first manually enter the start date, and THEN click on the date with the popup selection calendar, you'll see the end date is automatically changed to the limited range. Then it becomes a valid search range that will work.
Don't know the reason for the inexplicable two year limit, but it is what it is- maybe it's to reduce load on their system from unrestricted searches.
If Google saw fit to at least make this limitation known, there may have been less unhappy campers. ;)
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Jon Bauer||6/14/13 9:53 AM|
Crazy! Isn't Google a SEARCH company!!!!?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Rich Janis||6/14/13 10:10 AM|
NO! Google is a MARKETING company that began by marketing a Web search product. They couldn't care less about millions of people's frustrations with their inadequate and, in many ways incompetent, calendar and email search products, because they haven't monetized those products (yet).
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Rich Janis||6/14/13 10:22 AM|
Thanks for those suggestions, Wingerr. I had been selecting my start date by viewing the desired start date in my calendar, but your suggestion is easier.
As for your guess that the reason for the two year limit might be to reduce load on their system, I doubt it. They don't seem to have such a limit on their email search, and I'd guess that the workload from email search is orders of magnitude greater than that from calendar search. I think the reason is that they just don't care, and--despite all that they do to promote their image as a company of geniuses--there are plenty of deficiencies (especially in the area of common sense, such as pointed out in this thread) among their various products.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Wingerr||6/14/13 10:50 AM|
As I was testing it further, it didn't seem to do the same thing it was before when I entered the start date, then went back and clicked on it... Color me perplexed. It was doing it consistently enough just before, and after I posted that, it no longer did it. Almost like Google saw the comment and immediately made an update.. yeah riiiight - ha!.
I dunno, while the end date does still seem to automatically readjust when I click on the start date, it's not following any pattern I can discern. And I did run some wide ranging date ranges and it seemed to pick up the items even though the span went beyond two years. Mysterious-
As far as the results spilling beyond the end of the screen with the scroll bar being unable to travel down, I found I can see more of the result hits by just holding down the CTRL button and using the scroll wheel of the mouse to reduce the zoom to mini-me size, it's then basically unreadable but you can see the hits, and by hovering over the item, a popup displays the title of the event, which you can also click, and then zoom back up to normal size to work with.
Even doing so, the number of results don't always match the claimed number of hits when there's a large number of hits, maybe from the duplicates events mentioned on an earlier post I saw.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||bruce stein||6/14/13 11:47 AM|
I'm the one who mentioned that duplicate events do not show up on search. It's actually improved in that sometimes duplicates do show up - sometimes they don't.
Google Calendar search is very inconsistent in finding events. I tend to run 2 or 3 searches for any given event. But worse than that, is that some events show up in my phone and not in the PC, and vice-versa.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Wingerr||6/14/13 11:57 AM|
Experimenting further, when I tried searching for something that would return a large number of hits, such as 'the', when I put a wide search range, the status showed:
200 results for the when: 11/1/2006 - 12/25/2013
The actual number of hits should actually be more than 200, but that's as many as it can return.
As a result the first hit showed up as one in 2010 instead of 2006, and omitted all the earlier ones that actually does show up if I used a smaller date range, such as:
67 results for the when: 11/1/2006 - 12/25/2008
It apparently can only show a limited window of 200 hit results, and the events displayed are affected by the end date and truncate the starting events with some unknown algorithm if the span goes beyond that.
I guess the key is to watch out if the number of hits reaches a 200 hits, because then it'll misleadingly start to omit the earlier events without indication. In that case, reduce the date range until the number of hits drops below 200.
If the hits go beyond a screenful of about 40 hits, you also need to start changing the date range to be able to review all the results, and do the incremental searches.
Duplicate event hits, limited number of hits, screen scrolling limitations, this Mysterious Google Calendar..
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Haraldur Magnússon||7/7/13 2:02 AM|
the arrow buttons next to the Today button don't show in the search result window
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Patrick Tai||8/27/13 8:36 PM|
Just adding my voice. It is incredible that Google does not address this very serious usability issue. As it stands now, with the work-around posted, this calendar search is not usable. You cannot see or download the complete search result is of no use. If you run a business and depends on calendar for keeping track of works, you are in trouble is finding and showing your boss or colleague what have been done.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Awfki||9/3/13 7:25 AM|
Expanding slightly on macdeebers answer: when you've got the drop down open with the search options change the date range to start before the earliest occurrence and it will show all of them.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||Patrick Tai||9/3/13 6:40 PM|
I was doing what you have suggested but this does not help.
What I finally find out is that how many number of search result records displayed depends on how big your screen is. So if I either do the search on a BIG screen or shrink the text to the smallest, I can see all the search result records.
This is a REAL problem. If I have more search result records for the reasonable prized biggest screen I can buy, I have no way to know if I can see ALL the records. This problem to me making this "display" mechanism USELESS. User does not have any confident the search result is showing all.
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||surfcastman||10/15/13 7:19 PM|
Is there a telephone number for the Google calendar programming group that we can call, or better yet, is there ANY Google number we can call to open a problem ticket on this bug?
|Re: Calendar Search Results: How to display all events found?||PeterI||11/20/13 12:38 AM|
Wow - I see this is still an issue more than four years later. Come on Google, the calendar is the weakest business tool in Google Apps (for our use) and needs some serious work to make it a real contender to Outlook.