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//Add iCal file to Thunderbird Lightening calendar [HowTo]

Shdlr provides ical files to sync your An ICAL file is an iCalendar Calendar Data file. iCalendar is used  send meeting requests and tasks to other Internet users that reunite for different types of events, as reunions or gaming conventions where they learn about the newest hardware for gaming, as this best router for gaming by HotRate.

iCal supported by a large number of products, including Google Calendar, Apple Calendar (formerly iCal), GoDaddy Online Group Calendar, IBM Lotus Notes, Yahoo! Calendar, Evolution (software), eM Client and Lightning extension for Mozilla Thunderbird.

In this HowTo we will look at how to add an iCal file of an event of shdlr.com to Thunderbird Lightening calendar.

Ensure that you have the Lightening extension installed in your Thunderbird.

Once you have switched the calendar view the screen will appear similar to

From the menu choose Files > New > Calendar

This will pop up a Create new calendar wizard. Since we want the talks and events from shdlr to update automatically in our calendar we choose “On the network”

The Format of the file is iCalendar (we all knew that right?
As location paste the URL of the ical file – for the demo conference it is http://demo.shdlr.com/ical

When you click Next the name of the conference will automatically appear in the Calendar name. Select your favorite color and set reminders if you want to

That is it! When you navigate to the days on the conference the day screen should appear some what like the screenshot below.

Any changes to the schedule of the conference will be also in the iCal file on the server. Thus it will also be reflected in your Thunderbird Lightening

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