Usually, I check the agenda-view with a calendar as:
1. M-x org-agenda
2. invoke calendar by strike "c"

at this moment, the focus stay on the calendar enter image description here

How could combine the two process? If C-c a a to invoke a agenda-view, a Day-agenda integrated with a calendar will be invoked and keep the cursor on the agenda's time-grid.

1 Answer 1


You can advice org-agenda to open the calendar and move the cursor back to the agenda. The second advice closes the calendar when you press q in the agenda.

(advice-add 'org-agenda :after
            (lambda ()
              (when (equal (buffer-name)
                           "*Org Agenda(a)*")
                (other-window 1))))

(advice-add 'org-agenda-quit :before
            (lambda ()
              (let ((window (get-buffer-window calendar-buffer)))
                (when (and window (not (one-window-p window)))
                  (delete-window window)))))
  • What does the underscore "_" do in (lambda (_) (when (equal (buffer-name)??
    – Wizard
    Mar 13, 2020 at 8:25
  • In this case nothing. I removed it. Thanks. Where is general-advice-add defined? I don't have that.
    – jagrg
    Mar 13, 2020 at 10:52
  • general-advice-add is a compiled function defined in general.el. A drop-in replacement for advice-add.
    – Wizard
    Mar 13, 2020 at 10:57
  • This would require additional installation. I would suggest keeping advice-add for simplicity.
    – jagrg
    Mar 13, 2020 at 13:00

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