This is a followup to an earlier question that is archived. For many months I used the Lightning Calendar within Thunderbird synced to my Google calendar using TBSync. … (read more)
This is a followup to an earlier question that is archived. For many months I used the Lightning Calendar within Thunderbird synced to my Google calendar using TBSync. While TBSync no longer formally supports Google accounts, my previous settings still work fine, and there is prefs parameter to enable support. My problem has been that I can no longer set the default calendar for new entries.
Previously, I followed instructions to edit the Config File by adding a calendar.registry.....default value for the calendar I wanted as default, making it true, and making the previous default parameter false. However, that no longer works. I can change the settings, but they revert back every time I restart Thunderbird.
I just discovered that there is a list of calendars pane on the left that can be activated. I was not seeing it because I had extended the calendar body over the pane area. By enabling Calendar List in the Views menu, and carefully opening an area to the left of the calendar, I got the calendar list back. If I click on one of the calendars in the list, then that becomes the default. I checked, and this actually makes the changes in the prefs file that I had previously made to set the default. However, now the default reverts back to Home every time I restart. This appears to be a feature of Thunderbird itself, perhaps added when Lightning was integrated into Thunderbird.
I am trying to find out if there is a way to get set the default calendar different from Home and keep it there after future restarts. The properties box for the calendars in the calendar list has some options, but none to set a default calendar. Does anyone know of any way to do this?
I was considering abandoning TBSync and just setting the link to Google with the new CalDAV feature that is included in Thunderbird. However, I assume that this will not change the way that Thunderbird seems to always reset the default calendar on startup.