In org-mode for emacs I used to get a prompt while closing a recurring task. This gave the ability to leave a note.

Trying to configure this with org-log-done hasn't worked out.

Anyone an idea how to get this functionality?

---- just to explain ---

in org-mode for emacs I can change the setting:

M-x Customize Variable


While using spacemacs the customisation isn't available via this route. In line 107 of the file layers/+emacs/org/packages.el is written: org-log-done t To my idea this is a spacemacs file. Trying to change the t to note (as it would be the setting via the original method) doesn't work.


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I think that putting something like that in user-init function will work:

(with-eval-after-load 'org
  (setq org-log-done 'note))

Edit: org-mode -> org

  • You pointed me in the right direction: in (define dotspacemacs/user-config () with-eval-after-load 'org ` (setq org-log-done 'note)))` Now it works.
    – Gert
    Aug 27, 2019 at 20:32

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