SCHEDULED or DEADLINE TODO items with active timestamps correctly appear in my Agenda View (day/week/fortnight) under Org 9.0.4.

After making a timestamp inactive, such entries do not appear in the Agenda, as expected.

Pressing [ in Agenda View should display inactive timestamps. However, pressing this does not change the View. A message is displayed indicating that inactive timestamps are now included, but none are included. I have tested this in day, week and fortnight views, both pressing [ before and after changing the view. I tested with a DEADLINE item for today.

How can I display inactive timestamps in the Agenda?

  • Say did you ever receive a response on this question? I was looking at the same issue as well. – krishnab Jan 3 '18 at 16:05
  • Still waiting for an answer. – SabreWolfy Jan 3 '18 at 17:28
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    Say, I found that there is a variable org-agenda-include-inactive-timestamp that might fit the bill. I guess you include it in a custom agenda command. You can look at the docstring in emacs with C-h v org-agenda-include-inactive-timestamp. – krishnab Jan 4 '18 at 6:32
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    The only difference between an active timestamp and an inactive one is that the inactive timestamp is purposefully excluded from the Agenda view. This is useful for time-stamping journal entries, etc. without cluttering your agenda with non-actionable items. If you want this to appear in your Agenda, just use the active timestamp instead. – Adam Feb 11 '18 at 12:06
  • @krishnab: The correct spelling is org-agenda-include-inactive-timestamps, with an "s" at the end. – Slaven Rezic Aug 22 '19 at 15:27

Using the hint by krishnab a possible function would be:

(defun org-agenda-inactive ()
  (let ((org-agenda-include-inactive-timestamps t))

And using M-x org-agenda-inactive for the new function.

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