In my work routine, I schedule tasks to days of the weeks according to their urgency and effort levels. If there is a deadline of a scheduled task two of them (one entry for deadlined and one for scheduled) are shown in the agenda view of the current day.

Although I can remove scheduled entry by

(setq org-agenda-skip-scheduled-if-deadline-is-shown t), 

it is not the solution that I am after since some of the deadlines that I will work on later still show up on the agenda view. I like to see scheduled items instead of the deadline since I am also viewing efforts of the item. However, from time to time I need to see deadlined items so that I can schedule the tasks to the days of the week.

What I really want to do is turning on and off deadlined items when I need to. There should be an easy command but I could not find it, I would appreciate any help.



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Short answer: Press '!'.

C-h m in the agenda opens a help buffer containing the line

! org-agenda-toggle-deadlines

  • Great, that's just what I wanted!
    – Logici
    Nov 4, 2015 at 6:00

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