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hammett...@gmail.com

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Nov 18, 2014, 12:15:01 PM11/18/14
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The instructions here are not working for me:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:GDATA_Provider (FAQ page linked from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/provider-for-google-calendar/)

First off, there is no "New" option under the Files menu.
I can get to a New Calendar option by opening a Calendar tab, and right-clicking in the left frame to select "New Calendar".

Then I select "On the Network", and "Google Calendar", but no matter what I do I can't advance the wizard at that point.
The "Next" button is grayed out. It seems to want me to enter something in the "Location:" field, but according to the Wiki it shouldn't require a URL.
If I try an e-mail address it says "Please enter a valid location".

I am running Fedora 20, Thunderbird 31.2.0, Lightning 3.3.1, and Provider for Google Calendar 1.0.2.

Things seemed to be working for me up until yesterday. Then suddenly Thunderbird would hang on startup.
I went into Safe Mode, and disabled all add-ons. Then I enabled all except for Provider for Google Calendar and the hang went away.

So then I deleted all my old Google Calendars, and re-enabled the add-on, and it's not hanging, but I can't seem to create any new calendars with it.

Suggestions?

-Bob

hammett...@gmail.com

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Nov 18, 2014, 12:22:50 PM11/18/14
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Note I am also running Exchange EWS Provider 3.2.1. This is the replacement for "Provider for MS Exchange", which is now deprecated.

Based on your "Known Issue: Blank wizard page in new calendar dialog (with workaround)" post (although I wasn't getting a blank wizard page, I was simply unable to advance the wizard), I disabled that add-on and was able to proceed.

-Bob

seismofish

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Apr 22, 2016, 11:46:49 AM4/22/16
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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:15:01 PM UTC, hammett...@gmail.com wrote:
…It seems to want me to enter something in the "Location:" field, but according to the Wiki it shouldn't require a URL.

If I try an e-mail address it says "Please enter a valid location".

The instructions could be more helpful.  I believe that you need to enter the email address as a URL, e.g. mailto:per...@domain.com

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Eugene Yunak

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May 25, 2016, 12:38:07 PM5/25/16
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I've tried this and while using "mailto:" URI allows me to proceed in the wizard, i can't get past the next screen where i input the name for the calendar and press next. Nothing happens. I've tried this with two email addresses, one @gmail.com and the other on my custom domain, also serviced by Gmail. Any hints? 

Cheers,
Eugene

pedro

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May 30, 2016, 5:37:38 AM5/30/16
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No hints, just a "me too" with a screenshot.

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Elliot Linder

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Jun 8, 2016, 12:33:23 PM6/8/16
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I am running v 3.7.0 of the Exchange EWS Provider addon, disabling it also resolves the issue. I am going to try to escalate this and see if we can get this fixed.

Andrew Kantor

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Jul 8, 2016, 9:29:22 AM7/8/16
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Add me to the "me too" list. I can't add a Google calendar with my Gmail address, even when adding "mailto:" to it. I tried the old way with the full ical URL -- no joy. I'm running Thunderbird 47 beta on Windows 10, if that makes a difference.

I get an error code 0x80570015 with this message:

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80570015 (NS_ERROR_XPC_CI_RETURNED_FAILURE) [nsIJSCID.createInstance]"  nsresult: "0x80570015 (NS_ERROR_XPC_CI_RETURNED_FAILURE)"  location: "JS frame :: resource://calendar/modules/calUtils.jsm -> file:///C:/Users/AK/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles/jeq5719e.default/extensions/%7Be2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103%7D/calendar-js/calCalendarManager.js :: cmgr_createCalendar :: line 443"  data: no]

Dustin Alan

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Sep 28, 2016, 3:16:33 PM9/28/16
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FWIW, I too had the same issue in Ubuntu. Disabled Exchange EWS Provider, then added my google calendar, enabled Exchange EWS Provider again and all is working as expected. I'm sure this hopefully has been addressed by now. Pretty old thread but came up in a Google search.
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Egon Kidmose

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Jul 30, 2019, 9:08:22 AM7/30/19
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I can confirm the problem and Dustin Allan's work arround on Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa, Thunderbird 60.7.2, Exchange Calendar 5.0.0-alpha3, Provider for Google Calendar 4.4.3.

Ian Strascina

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Aug 27, 2019, 11:52:42 AM8/27/19
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I also confirm with similar specs:  Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Thunderbird 60.8.0, Exchange Calendar 5.0.0-alpha2, Provider for Google Calendar 4.4.2.

I thought this had been fixed a couple years ago?

Peter Petroff

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Nov 26, 2019, 1:38:28 AM11/26/19
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Confirming problems still happening now. Except...

... disabled EWS (and restarted), which gave me option to Provider-for-Google click "Next" and specify my e-mail address.

But NOW, it asks me to "Locate your calendar" and I have a blank Locate list and can't click next. And now I'm stuck.

Xubuntu 19.10, Thunderbird 60.9.1 (because latest wouldn't work with EWS), Exchange Calendar 5.0.0-beta1, Provider for Google Calendar 4.4.2.

Charlie C

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Nov 26, 2019, 1:58:18 AM11/26/19
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Try changing the config setting "general.useragent.compatMode.firefox" to true

Worked for me.

Peter Petroff

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Nov 26, 2019, 2:02:08 AM11/26/19
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Hello and THANK YOU, Charlie C. Amazing. This is awesome.

... how the HELL did you even know to do such a thing? Thank you.


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Charlie C

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Nov 26, 2019, 2:21:47 AM11/26/19
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Easy mate!

I think it was mentioned sometime earlier in this very thread.

Jeff Sonntag

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Dec 28, 2019, 11:10:43 AM12/28/19
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Sounds great!  But please explain (in small words) exactly what menus to use  to accomplish this.  Pretend you're explaining to an idiot.

Jeff Sonntag

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Dec 28, 2019, 11:24:31 AM12/28/19
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Never mind.  Found out how to do this.  For the record:Tools->Options, Bottom of page: "Config Editor" Button.
But the fix doesn't work for me.  With general.useragent.compatMode.firefox set to TRUE, no change in behavior at all.
Restarted Mozilla Thunderbird, no difference.
Trying to create a new calendar, "on the network", "Google Calendar", the "NEXT" button stays grayed out, no matter what.

David Flory

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Dec 30, 2019, 5:52:29 PM12/30/19
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Same problem with Win10, TB 72.0b2 (64-bit), and Provider 68.2.1.  Lightning is built in to TB.  The NEXT button stays grayed out.

Peter Pranter

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Feb 25, 2021, 6:26:51 PM2/25/21
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Thank you very much, Charlie C; worked for me with TB 52.0 (?? because I like "noiabuttons"). Great having now contacts and calendar integration working with Google.
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