In org agenda mode, select several items, mark them with m, then set the todo status B t to none. Normally I can remove TODO status with t SPC but B t SPC isn't permitted.

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After a glance at the code I think the 'fast-todo-selection' does not go together with agenda bulk marked items, yet.

Possibly you want to file a report on the org mode mailing list so the issue might be addressed.

As workaround I propose to customize variable org-agenda-bulk-custom-functions via M-x customize-variable.

You can use SPC as character and (lambda nil (org-agenda-todo "")) as function.

With this setting B SPC removes the todo states of the marked items AFAICS.

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    This seems to work, thanks. (setq org-agenda-bulk-custom-functions '((?\s (lambda nil (org-agenda-todo "")))))
    – Hatshepsut
    Jun 13, 2018 at 4:50
  • N.B. The ?\s part specifies the character. e.g. ?C would make C the character to be pressed instead.
    – xji
    Apr 19, 2019 at 19:11

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