Regarding dating/re-dating tasks on desktop...
CONTROL + (=) for next day
CONTROL + (-) for previous day
CONTROL + ALT + (=) for next week
CONTROL + ALT + (-) for previous week
[With all the above keep tapping =/- keys to keep adding/reducing]
Display the Due Date column and right on the task due date for a much more
useful context menu for dating.
On Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:33:57 UTC+1, Dwight Arthur wrote:
> I handle the "soon" situation by scheduling the task for tomorrow. My
> discipline for myself id that if I have done that twice for a particular
> task I will not do it a third time - the task is obviously set up wrong
> and should loose its star, or get a lower importance, or change to a
> different more accurate context, or get a real start date assigned or
> something else like that.
> For a task that has no start date or has today's start date this is a
> single click on the "next day" link in the timing and reminder section
> of task details. For a task that already has a start date a while in the
> past, it could take several clicks on "next day" or "next week"
> Because it is more clicks on Android I use a different procedure: I have
> a task called Wait For Tomorrow with a start date of tomorrow. If I need
> to postpone a task for a day I set it to be dependent on "wait for
> tomorrow". Every morning the wait for tomorrow task is at the top of my
> to-do list: I duplicate it, complete the first copy and set the second
> copy to be due tomorrow. Four clicks on MLO/Windows.
> On 10/11/2016 12:15 PM, John . Smith wrote:
> > SRhyse
> > I need to create something half way between "Someday/Maybe" and "Active"
> > (Do ASAP).
> > i.e. I need what Nirvana calls a "Later" action status.
> > Do you have any suggestions?
> > To explain, by having Later (i.e. Soon) this allows all your Active
> > actions to literally be "Do ASAP" because it allows you to park stuff on
> > a temporary basis, without it getting lost in a sea of "Someday/Maybe"
> > tasks.
> > Also I am slightly unclear about how you handle priority.
> > I mean in a "flat" system (i.e. without a hierarchy) relative priority
> > can easily be handled by using a manual sort.
> > But in a system where you have what is effectively a mindmap by subject,
> > then this isn't really possible if the hierarchy is still visible.
> > Obviously one could use the Importance and Urgency fields but that
> > always seems to get messy and becomes hard to manage. (I think the
> > reason is because one needs relative not absolute priority!)
> > Cheers
> > J
> > On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:26:19 PM UTC+1, SRhyse wrote:
> > You could easily make a view that shows 'All' things with 'Don't
> > show in Todo'. It'd take 20 seconds if you were being slow.
> > I tend to look at contexts on my next action by context list. It
> > shows all next actions grouped by context. Pretty sure that's the
> > name of it, but it's a default view.
> > If I 'filter', it's usually through a zoom on a folder or project,
> > and that holds across all views. If you select a task and move
> > between views as well, that task stays selected.
> > If you only want to review things at intervals, there is a review
> > area. You can still easily have a folder or number of them as
> > relevant in different areas for 'someday' items, and/or combine that
> > with 'hide branch in todo' items. If you wanted a bit view of all
> > that, make a view for 'hide in todo' and whatever else makes the
> > folder contents show up.
> > This all more or less came back around to 'I want a database field
> > that has a someday status'. If that's the only way you're willing to
> > do it, then nothing else is going to satisfy you. That seems to be
> > the larger issue, which is one I outlined a long time ago when you
> > started talking about MLO and people felt awkward about it.
> > Again, I'd love custom task attributes, and it seems like a good fit
> > for MLO. Doesn't seem to be the issue here, however.
> > Take care John! And good luck tasking and stuff.
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