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From: Paul Mead <paul.d.mead@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Customizing main Agenda view??
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:53:17 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <sq9s3a7xifb6.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <877hxa9y2m.fsf@fastmail.fm>

Matt Lundin <mdl@imapmail.org> writes:

>
> I'm a bit confused. Am I correct in understanding that you'd like to
> customize the agenda view but you don't want a custom agenda view? I'm
> not sure how that would work. ;)

No, I want to customize the daily agenda view so that it shows my
everything it does already, plus my STARTED todos. Or, make a custom
agenda which does that. I don't have a problem with using custom agenda
views, but the only ones I've been able to create are just lists of
todos, with no diary grid, etc.

>
> Or is it rather that the keybinding C-c a a is "hardwired" -- i.e.,
> you'd like a custom agenda view mapped to that keybinding?
>
> Here are two solutions:
>
> 1. Map C-c a a to a custom agenda view:
>
> (setq org-agenda-custom-commands
>       '(("a" "Agenda" 
> 	 ((agenda "")
> 	  (todo "STARTED")))))
>
> 2. For minimal customization, you could set the variable
>    org-agenda-include-all-todo to t.
>
> In this second scenario, all your active todos will be added to a
> section *above* the daily agenda view. Then you can browse your
> "STARTED" todos. E.g., if you want to stick with basic emacs tools
> (rather than custom agenda commands), you could use "occur" to see all
> filter out your STARTED todos.

I'll try this to see if it suits, but I can see straight away that the
clutter might be too much. That's the whole problem with custom agenda
views, that I end up with too many items when all I want to see in the
normal course of the day is the diary grid and the dated and started
tasks.

>
> A more complex option: If you want to be able to filter for your STARTED
> todos you could set org-todo-state-tag-triggers to tag each of your
> items with a custom tag, e.g., STARTED, whenever you switch to the
> STARTED todo state. Then typing / "STARTED" in the agenda view would
> show you only your started todos.

I'm guessing that the triggers are only there for tags, not dates
otherwise this would be ideal. Maybe I'll have to manually schedule
anything I mark as STARTED. It's the extra step which is going to get
forgotten unfortunately.

>

> Best,
> Matt
>
Thanks for your suggestions!

Paul

  reply	other threads:[~2009-08-12  8:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-08-11 14:49 Paul Mead
2009-08-11 15:20 ` Matt Lundin
2009-08-12  8:53   ` Paul Mead [this message]
2009-08-12  9:37     ` Eric S Fraga
2009-08-12 10:06       ` Paul Mead
2009-08-12 10:14         ` Carsten Dominik
2009-08-12 10:16           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-08-12 10:27           ` Paul Mead
2009-08-12 10:40             ` Manish
2009-08-12 11:10               ` Paul Mead
2009-08-12 10:52           ` Paul Mead
2009-08-12 10:56             ` Carsten Dominik
2009-08-12 11:11               ` Paul Mead
2009-08-12 11:13   ` Paul Mead
2009-08-13 20:20     ` Matthew Lundin

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