Kyle Meyer <> writes:

>From ea3007a8b35d727f71860bd7697808f90d5e1e66 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Adam Porter <>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:50:26 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] org-agenda.el: Add option to automatically align tags in

* lisp/org-agenda.el:
  (org-agenda-tags-column): Add 'auto setting.
  (org-agenda-align-tags): Handle automatic alignment.

* etc/ORG-NEWS: Document this new setting.

 etc/ORG-NEWS       |  4 ++++
 lisp/org-agenda.el | 24 ++++++++++++++++++------
 2 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/etc/ORG-NEWS b/etc/ORG-NEWS
index 6361923..0aa0844 100644
--- a/etc/ORG-NEWS
+++ b/etc/ORG-NEWS
@@ -112,6 +112,10 @@ docstrings.
 **** New variable : ~org-deadline-past-days~
 See docstring for details.
 **** Binding C-c C-x < for ~org-agenda-set-restriction-lock-from-agenda~
+**** New auto-align default setting for =org-agenda-tags-column=
+=org-agenda-tags-column= can now be set to ='auto=, which will automatically align tags to the right edge of the window.  This is now the default setting.
 *** New value for ~org-publish-sitemap-sort-folders~
 The new ~ignore~ value effectively allows toggling inclusion of
diff --git a/lisp/org-agenda.el b/lisp/org-agenda.el
index c8097de..93148d0 100644
--- a/lisp/org-agenda.el
+++ b/lisp/org-agenda.el
@@ -1886,13 +1886,21 @@ When this is the symbol `prefix', only remove tags when
 (defvaralias 'org-agenda-remove-tags-when-in-prefix
-(defcustom org-agenda-tags-column -80
+(defcustom org-agenda-tags-column 'auto
   "Shift tags in agenda items to this column.
-If this number is positive, it specifies the column.  If it is negative,
-it means that the tags should be flushright to that column.  For example,
--80 works well for a normal 80 character screen."
+If set to `auto', tags will be automatically aligned to the right
+edge of the window.
+If set to a positive number, tags will be left-aligned to that
+column.  If set to a negative number, tags will be right-aligned
+to that column.  For example, -80 works well for a normal 80
+character screen."
   :group 'org-agenda-line-format
-  :type 'integer)
+  :type '(choice
+	  (const :tag "Automatically align to right edge of window" auto)
+	  (integer :tag "Specific column" -80))
+  :package-version '(Org . "9.1")
+  :version "26.1")
 (defvaralias 'org-agenda-align-tags-to-column 'org-agenda-tags-column)
@@ -8959,7 +8967,11 @@ If FORCE-TAGS is non nil, the car of it returns the new tags."
 (defun org-agenda-align-tags (&optional line)
   "Align all tags in agenda items to `org-agenda-tags-column'."
-  (let ((inhibit-read-only t) l c)
+  (let ((inhibit-read-only t)
+	(org-agenda-tags-column (if (eq 'auto org-agenda-tags-column)
+				    (- (window-text-width))
+				  org-agenda-tags-column))
+	l c)
       (goto-char (if line (point-at-bol) (point-min)))
       (while (re-search-forward "\\([ \t]+\\)\\(:[[:alnum:]_@#%:]+:\\)[ \t]*$"

> As you can see in the diffs above, master-only changes are using 26.1
> for :version.  Assuming Org 9.0.* ships with Emacs 26.1, these will be
> wrong, but they can be updated all together once 26.2 is released.

I have been getting my numbers mixed up.  :)  Fixed.

> Thanks.  Did you forget to attach the patch?

Yes.  :(

But not this time!

>> I don't know if this still technically qualifies as a tinychange.  I've
>> sent the email to request the CA form just in case.
> I don't know either.  How about I apply your *.el changes, and we can
> update ORG-NEWS once your assignment comes through?

Sure.  Thanks for your patience.  Please let me know if any other
changes are needed.

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