That's actually a different issue. We were looking at ways to move the
'action status' of a task into a new category so as to be able to create a
new list that is somewhere between "Active/Do ASAP" and "Someday/Maybe".
Moving the Start Date into the future is semantically different. It means
"yes I'm going to do it but won't start yet". Where as "Soon/Later" list
means "I need to look at this again soon to decide whether I want to do it
or not, but I dont want to lose it in amongst all my Someday/Maybe tasks" !
Re changing the MLO Start Date, pPersonally I'm happy with:
Alt/S followed by a number followed by D for days or H for hours
Alt/S 3 D
Gives you a start date 3 days into the future
e.g. Alt/S 5 D
Gives you a start date 5 hours into the future
As this helps me think more clearly about exactly when.
Btw, are you aware of this page?
It was a while ago but I think I created it. Either way feel free to edit
On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 6:33:19 AM UTC+1, pottster wrote:
> Hi Dwight,
> Regarding dating/re-dating tasks on desktop...
> KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
> 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]
> MOUSE SHORTCUTS
> 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
>> > (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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > for MLO. Doesn't seem to be the issue here, however.
>> > Take care John! And good luck tasking and stuff.
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