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How to Show or Hide Calendars As Needed

You can show or hide sub-calendars (and their events) temporarily or permanently. For more about sub-calendars, see this article.

Show or hide sub-calendars temporarily

Toggle sub-calendars on and off from view. (Click to enlarge image.)

Toggle sub-calendars on or off from view temporarily by clicking on the sub-calendar title bar, or the eye icon at the end of any calendar’s title bar. 

  • To hide a sub-calendar, click on the sub-calendar name bar. This will hide all events for that sub-calendar.

Temporarily hidden sub-calendars have white lines on their colored name bar, so you can see at a glance which sub-calendars hidden and which are currently shown.

  • To show a hidden sub-calendar, click on the sub-calendar name bar again. All events for that sub-calendar will then be displayed once more.  

This example shows 2 calendars hidden and 3 in view:

More options to show or hide sub-calendars

  • Click on a sub-calendar title bar to toggle between showing and hiding that sub-calendar.
  • Hover to show the Eye icon at the right end of a calendar’s title bar. Click the Eye icon to show only that sub-calendar.
    • Click on another sub-calendar title bar to show it as well.

      A calendar showing only see the events of a single sub-calendar (Frank).
  • Click on All above the calendar list to bring all sub-calendars back into view. Click again to hide all sub-calendars.
    • When all sub-calendars are hidden, click on any sub-calendar name bar to add it to the display one by one.
  • When sub-calendars are organized in folders, you can show or hide all sub-calendars within a folder by interacting with the folder title bar. See more about working with folders.

Hide sub-calendars permanently

Hide sub-calendars for account users

You can choose which sub-calendars to include when you grant calendar access to an account-based user: simply select the sub-calendars you want included, and choose Not shared for the calendars you do not want to include for that user. See more about calendar access for account users.

You can also create customized calendar links that do not include all sub-calendars.

To create a calendar link that permanently excludes some calendars from view:

  1. Go to Settings > Sharing.
  2. Click on Create Link.
  3. Name the shareable link and choose which sub-calendars to include with this link by selecting a desired permission from the drop-down menu. All sub-calendars left as “Not Shared” will not be included in the link. In the example below, the link for Frank will only display Frank’s own calendar which he can modify.  All other calendars are not shared and cannot be viewed from this link.
  4. Click save to save your calendar link.

Deactivate sub-calendars

You can also deactivate any sub-calendar, which will make it unavailable to any account user or via any calendar link. 

  1. Go to Settings > Calendars.
  2. Toggle the switch to the left of the calendar name.
  3. If you need to reactivate the sub-calendar later on, simply toggle the switch back on.

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Updated on August 14, 2023
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