I really like gnome-calendar but synchronization doesn't seem to work on elementary OS. When I try to add a calendar from google, the online accounts dialogue looks broken and clicking "Google" doesn't do anything.

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Installing gnome-online-accounts seem to solve part of the problem. The dialogue is fixed but now the next window is the one with no controls.

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Tried to install it via snap and it didn't work. Failing with error message:

Gtk-Message: 17:05:49.031: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" Failed to register: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: An AppArmor policy prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient; type="method_call", sender=":1.466" (uid=1000 pid=3972 comm="gnome-calendar " label="snap.gnome-calendar.gnome-calendar (enforce)") interface="org.gtk.Actions" member="DescribeAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.gnome.Calendar" (uid=1000 pid=24275 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-calendar --gapplication-service " label="unconfined")

Is there a step by step guide for getting it to work?

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The answer (thanks to Giovanni Caligaris on google+) is to install gnome-calendar, gnome-online-accounts and then use the command

XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center

To access the gnome settings and set your account there.

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