Add Google Calendar back to chrome://apps and create a launcher in Ubuntu Dock

Submitted by Jochus on Fri, 27/07/2018 - 08:07 | Posted in: Linux

  • Navigate to
  • Press F12 to bring up the Developer Tools Panel.
  • Click the Console tab.
  • Google an icon of your choosing by typing "Google Calendar.ico" into Google Images
  • Paste this code in, replacing the "link.href" part with your chosen icon and press enter:
    (function() {
        var link = document.querySelector("link[rel*='icon']") || document.createElement('link');
        link.type = 'image/x-icon';
        link.rel = 'shortcut icon';
        link.href = '<a href="';&#10">';&#10</a>;    document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(link);

    You'll notice the web page's icon will change.
  • Click the '...' button > More tools... > Create shortcut > "Google Calendar"
  • Go to chrome://apps or click the Apps button in the top-left of your browser and you should see the new high quality icon there
  • Right click on the app and pick: Create shortcuts ...
  • Check Applications Menu
  • In the Ubuntu launcher, search for your app
  • Right click on the app and choose Add to favorites

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