I would like to see all first-level children of my level 1 headlines when I open an org-mode file. I have assigned property values of :VISIBILITY: children to all my level 1 headlines. When I open the file, why are the :PROPERTIES: and other drawer name lines visible as well? When I use the command show-children on a folded headline, I get the results I'm looking for (i.e., children visible and drawer names hidden). What is going on, and how can I hide the drawer names on startup (initial visibility)?

  • Can you give a receipt starting from emacs -q?
    – rasmus
    Aug 29, 2015 at 20:12
  • @rasmus, could you elaborate on what information you would like? Let me know if my question's not clear--I'll be happy to try to clarify.
    – kgo
    Aug 29, 2015 at 20:30
  • since this is a potential bug report, I just want the exact steps I need to perform from a clean emacs to see the issue you are describing.
    – rasmus
    Aug 29, 2015 at 22:24
  • Starting emacs without init files, create a new org-mode file. Create a level 1 heading. Create a level 2, subheading. Assign property VISIBILITY to level 1 heading (C-c C-x p) with a value of children. Cycle visibility of level 1 heading to folded. Running show-children (C-c Tab) on level 1 heading produces desired effect. However, running startup visibility (C-u C-u Tab) shows children and the line :PROPERTIES:--this is not the desired effect. Why are drawer names considered children now but not with the show-children function?
    – kgo
    Aug 30, 2015 at 21:19


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