If I have following scheduled items in my org file:

** meeting a

   SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 21:00-23:00>

** meeting b

   SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 22:00-23:00>

which generates following lines in the agenda view:

  annotations:21:00-23:00 Scheduled:  meeting a

  annotations:22:00-23:00 Scheduled:  meeting b

How can highlight overlapping items like these? I thought that v c in the agenda view would show them, but no. The case above is quite obvious, but in the case of a recurring task, it would not be feasible to review all items.

  • Does the function org-agenda-toggle-time-grid or the variables org-agenda-use-time-grid and org-agenda-time-grid help visualize the overlapping schedules? orgmode.org/manual/Agenda-commands.html
    – lawlist
    Nov 12, 2015 at 16:41
  • @lawlist: nope. Specially with recurring tasks which have different time intervals, that can be tough. I'd need a clear indication that a task recurring each 11 days and a task recurring each 13 will overlap in 143 days.
    – Wade Winch
    Nov 12, 2015 at 16:49
  • AFAICS highlighting of overlapping of schedules is not yet implemented. As a workaround you possibly could convert the schedules to clock intervals like CLOCK: [2015-11-12 Thu 21:00]-[2015-11-12 Thu 23:00] and then use v c.
    – Marco Wahl
    Nov 12, 2015 at 17:49
  • Yes I'd do that then. But it should be -- instead of -, at least in my installation. Otherwise, you get a dangling clock.
    – Wade Winch
    Nov 12, 2015 at 18:17
  • You are right that it should be -- instead of -. Sorry for that irritation.
    – Marco Wahl
    Nov 12, 2015 at 18:38


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