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From: "Varnit Suri" <vsuri@Brocade.COM>
To: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: RE: Help with binding new key to change task state
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 21:09:18 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <57AC2FA1761300418C7AB8F3EA493C97028221AE@HQ-EXCH-5.corp.brocade.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87zlgn9jqg.fsf@gollum.intra.norang.ca>

Thanks for your reply. The first trick worked fine.

For the second problem though, I 'd not like to cycle through the
states. That's coz each time I change the state, I have to log it.

So I am trying to define a single key that lets me jump straight to the
DONE state (from any other state). C-c C-t C-c works okay coz the last
'c' chooses the DONE state from the menu.

Any ideas how I can define a simpler key for this? Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bernt Hansen [mailto:bernt@norang.ca] 
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 6:52 PM
To: Varnit Suri
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Help with binding new key to change task state

"Varnit Suri" <vsuri@Brocade.COM> writes:

> The org manual talks about using C-u C-c C-t to change the state of a
> task. This command nicely throws up a list of several intermediate
> states to choose from. In addition, I have logging turned on, so each
> time I do this, I can log a note about the state change.
> I am merely trying to bind this to a simpler set of keys. I know C-c
> is bound to org-todo, but can't figure out what C-u C-c C-t binds to
> (describe-key stops at C-u). Or then, maybe I don't know Emacs/Org
> enough yet. Any suggestions?

C-c C-t and C-u C-c C-t both bind to the same function.  The C-u just
provides a prefix value of 4 to the function so it can behave
differently (displaying the menu of todo choices)

You probably want to set 

(setq org-use-fast-todo-selection t)

so that C-c C-t shows the menu by default.

> The second thing I am trying to do is have a shortcut to take a task
> from TODO to DONE without going through the above process.

If you have your todo states defined in sequences you can use S-left
arrow and S-right arrow to cycle between the states quickly.

I use the following TODO settings:

(setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence "TODO(t)" "STARTED(s!)" "|"
			  (sequence "WAITING(w@/!)" "SOMEDAY(s)" "|"
			  (sequence "QUOTATION(q!)" "QUOTED(Q!)" "|"
			  (sequence "OPENPO(O!)" "|" "CLOSEDPO(C@)")
			  (sequence "|" "NOTE(n)" "PHONE(T)")))

so if I have a task

* TODO Do something

then S-right arrow moves to STARTED and a second time moves to DONE


  reply	other threads:[~2009-02-16  5:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-02-16  0:00 Help with binding new key to change task state Varnit Suri
2009-02-16  2:52 ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-16  5:09   ` Varnit Suri [this message]
2009-02-16 15:33     ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-17 20:11       ` Varnit Suri
2009-02-16 18:57 ` Ian Barton

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