I have synced evolution to my google calendar and google contacts. That went well.

But why can't I edit any of my contact's birthdays in evolution? And why are those birthdays not displayed in evolution's calendar? The birthdays are present in the webcalendar of google.

Edit: I had allready tried the method suggested by Kory Wnuk in one of the answers below. For some reason I can't click okay in that dialog:

enter image description here


2 Answers 2


When creating the new calendar in Evolution, did you select the correct Google Calendar?

I would suggest attempting to retrieve the Google Calendar list and selecting the appropriate one with your contact's birthdays. I am guessing that your default Google Calendar does not contain your contact;s birthdays. You may end up having to bring in multiple calendars from Google. At least that is what I had to do. Hope this helps.

  • Hi and thanks. I allread tried that. See the edit of my question.
    – con-f-use
    May 31, 2011 at 8:05

Just for completeness:

Purging Evolution and starting all over again helped my "okay is not clickable" problem. No idea why the okay bug occurred in the first place - I had tried at least ten times on different days with no success.

Then I was able to add the birthdays calendar from google to my evolution. Adding was done using the method in the picture of my original question.

Sill a feature in evolution would be nice, that allows editing birthdays in google contacts.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.