Questions tagged [org-agenda]

is the Org mode facility that generates agenda views, handles files for agendas, dispatches keyboard shortcuts for agenda operations, sorts agendas, and performs agenda-related functions in conjunction with other org-mode features. Use additional org-mode tags for questions about interoperation of agenda with other Org features.

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Tasks with indefinite intervals in org-habit

I'm trying to figure out a way to keep track of habits that do not have a definite interval for repetitions. I created the following habit without a deadline and time interval because I don't know ...
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Add custom agenda options instead of replacing the whole set

I use some custom agendas for work and some for personal stuff. At the moment I load a huge set of custom agendas in org-agenda-custom-commands containing all agendas for work and for personal stuff. ...
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How to specify a LINK in org-anniversary to jump from org-agenda

The idea is to add a LINK after %%(org-anniversary 2006 3 21) World Down Syndrome Day (%d years) <LINK> So when I see it in my agenda for that day, I can click and jump to a ORG heading in a ...
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Specifying org-agenda-custom-commands to skip both UNSCHEDULED and specific tag

I am setting a org-agenda view where I could see my unscheduled TODO items (except those with a specific tag): (setq org-agenda-custom-commands '(("n" "unscheduled TODOs" ...
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How to show all unchecked checkboxes in the agenda

Assume I have some org-files that contain content like the following: * some tasks [1/3] Some content / comments. - [ ] a task more comments. - [X] another task even more comments / prose - [ ] a ...
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How to toggle sort “on-the-fly” in org-agenda-view?

I am aware that org-agenda-sorting-strategy allows one to define view(s) with desired sort preferences. However, I'm wondering if there is a more "on-the-fly" method for sorting in org-...
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Refile to non-agenda files

Running Doom Emacs 2.0.9 on Emacs 27.1. My current settings are: (setq org-directory "~/Documents/organize/org-mode") (setq org-agenda-files (directory-files-recursively "~/Documents/...
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Replacing directory-files-recursively with a list of files newer than 7 days old

I currently use the following to get a list of agenda files for org-mode: (setq org-agenda-files (directory-files-recursively "~/Org" "\\.org$")) I'd like to instead get a list of ...
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org-alert and alert not working on MacOS

There is an open issue on working with alert on MacOS https://github.com/jwiegley/alert/issues/47. If you want to work with org-alert or org-wild-notifier and you have troubles cause you need this ...
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Start emacs with Global TODO list along with default org file

How can I open the global TODO list along side my default Org file. Even with Desktop Save mode is on, whenever I open Emacs, only the org file reopens, and not the buffer with the global TODO list.
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How can I import `.ics` data (from Outlook) to org mode

I want to import .ics files (from Outlook) to my org-agenda. How can I do that? I could find only exporting options.
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How to remove an org-mode entry's effort property while viewing the agenda?

Is there any way to completely delete an entry's effort property from within the org-mode agenda? Ideally, I'd also like to be able to bulk remove efforts from the agenda view. "org-agenda-set-...
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The property-search in org-mode is too slow - and slower than keyword search

I've noticed something strange: the keyword-search (C-c a s) is much faster than the search of property-search (C-c a m, with prop="blah"). Example: A property-search C-c a m: Match: PROP1=&...
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Strange sorting behavior for missing deadline and scheduled dates in org-agenda-sorting-strategy?

Running fresh (emacs -q), with the following org-mode items: * TODO item 1 DEADLINE: <2021-03-01 Mon> SCHEDULED: <2021-02-27 Sat> * TODO item 2 SCHEDULED: <2021-02-28 Sun> * TODO ...
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How to link checkboxes in Org Mode

* Core - [X] CS 501 - [X] CS 502 - [X] CS 503 - [ ] ORG 601 [Fall 2021] - [ ] ORG 602 [Fall 2021] - [ ] ORG 603 [Fall 2021] * Schedule ** Spring 2021 - [X] CS 501 - [X] CS 502 - [X] CS 503 ** Fall ...
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Recommended Emacs for ORG-Mode (vanilla, emacs plus, doom, spacemacs)? Getting Things Done (GTD) Method?

This is just a general question in relation to emacs and it's specific use for ORG mode. I have always been miserable at planning and organization in daily life (keeping TODO list, general time ...
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Where to place org-agenda-files sexp

I have this (setq org-agenda-files (directory-files-recursively "~/Dropbox/org/journal/" "\\.org$")) but I don't know where to place it in order to make sure that on the event of ...
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Strange behavior of org-agenda-files initialization

I am using emacs-27.1 build 1 and org-mode 9.3.7 under Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Situation 1: If I restart emacs and call org-agenda the 'Agenda for current week or day' shows only days of the week. I ran ...
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Doom Emacs start-up problems

Running Doom Emacs 2.0.9 on Emacs 27.1. In my init.el I have org-roam enabled like so: :lang (org +roam +journal) In my config.el I also load org-habits, hide it in initial agenda view and set-up a ...
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Org agenda daily grid view showing wrong date

I am trying to configure a daily agenda grid view like shown below, but for some reason it keeps showing 3 days in the past instead of the current date (at the time of posting this, it is Saturday, 16 ...
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org-agenda jumps to the wrong month

If I try to jump (using "j") in org-agenda to the month September, it sometimes takes me to January. I am using org 9.4.4. If I type any of these configurations, I am still going to January: ...
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Seeing file names in TODO entries when using org-attach

I use org-attach mostly to "move" files and store them under various TODO items. I find this an invaluable feature for keeping receipts and other important documents. The limitation of org-...
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In org-agenda, highlight marked entries

Running Doom Emacs v2.0.9 on Emacs 27.1. I can mark several entries in the agenda buffer and work on all of them together. Is there a way to keep marked entries highlighted? This would give more ...
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Org agenda does not show markdown formatted text

Running Doom Emacs 2.0.9 on Emacs 27.1. Some of my TODO items have markdown commands in them (for bold, italics, etc.). The org files display these TODOs properly formatted. But the agenda shows the ...
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Highlight current line in org-agenda

Running Doom Emacs v2.0.9 on Emacs 27.1. In the agenda buffer, how do I get the current line highlighted? global-hl-line-mode is enabled and the current line in other buffers is highlighted as ...
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Creating org-time-stamp on new line

When I use the org-schedule function the time stamp is inserted below the line it was called from. However, when I call org-time-stamp it is inserted where the cursor is, often being inserted between ...
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org-agenda-schedule produces an error

Running Doom Emacs 2.0.9 on emacs 27.1. When I try org-agenda-schedule for a TODO in the agenda buffer, I get a weird message as follows: Press key for agenda command: apply: Wrong number of arguments:...
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Cycle Through Org Mode Todo Tags Based on Tag

I have one org file, inbox.org, which I use for keeping all of my todos. I have todos of several categories, like: work memory fitness outreach and so on. Is there a way to order these tags to ...
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Org mode: how to set a deadline to an already appointed meeting date

I'm kinda new to org-mode and I was wondering whether it is possible to set a deadline for a TODO task to a meeting date? I try to be more specific in the following: I have a meeting org file within ...
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How can I mark sections of a very large `org-agenda` file as read-only?

I prefer to work in one large org-agenda file. I have my appointments and notes in there from the past five years. I do not want to accidentally change any parts of my old entries while adding new ...
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Problem with org-agenda view when going forward 1 week

I have my org-agenda to start on a Sunday. Hence I have this code in my .emacs file: (setq org-agenda-start-on-weekday 0) org-agenda opens with the cursor on the current day of the week. If I press &...
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Org Mode reviewing project tasks

I tag projects with :agenda: tag and use for various agenda reviews, the top level task then having the various project stages (READY, ACTIVE, etc.) In my weekly review process I want to review the ...
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Delete similar lines in an Emacs Org-Agenda file

I would like to clean up entrees in my org-agenda files. I have had many duplicate lines which I have removed using delete-duplicate-lines. However, I also have many similar lines which I would also ...
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How to org-refile-targets to an file+olp+datetree?

I have an org-capture that writes a timestamp (setq org-capture-templates `(("a" "Agenda" entry (file+olp+datetree "agenda.org" "Calendar Agenda") ,(...
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org-agenda TODO list gives error “trying to switch to non-existent buffer”

I just started emacs with doom-emacs. I open my org-agenda with SPC o A then t to my TODO list. When I try to go to one of the TODO items with a ENTER, sometimes I'm given the following error. Trying ...
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How to look for all active stamps in Agenda?

Sometimes I do not use SCHEDULE or DEADLINE, but a simple active date stamp. With SCHEDULED items, they always show as pending, but not with active date stamps, as they are left behind if you don't ...
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start emacs with org-agenda-list AND todo items

Is there any way to start emacs with both weekly agenda and todo list at startup? Similar to Doom Emacs shortcut <SPACE> - o - a - a - n (Agenda and all TODO's). I can't seem to find a way to do ...
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Error using diary

Currently I try to use diary, but unfortunately there seems to be an error or bug in emacs. Every time I try to create a note in diary through the calendar and then push key i (insert as described in ...
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Beginner: emacs org-agenda view: Beginner-friendly explanation of other answers on Emacs:SE

I am new to using Emacs and org-mode. In my current situation, I am using org-agenda view to overview and later exporting my TODO-tasks. However, when I view my TODOs with org-agenda, all TODO-marked ...
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org-mode file-level agenda scheduling and searching

My current org workflow involves creating a new org file for each meeting I have, which I find very useful for grouping, scheduling and organising my TODOs from any given meeting. I use org-capture to ...
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Behavior of universal-argument (C-u) changed between org 9.1.9 and org 9.4?

Running org version 9.1.9, when invoking C-u C-c C-t (org-agenda-todo) I get a completion list of my status values that I can select from. In org version 9.4 the same call no longer allows me to ...
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See day agenda while scheduling tasks?

Assuming that I have TODO entries, most of which I have set the EFFORT property in a standard way (i.e. one of "0:15 0:30 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00"), is there a way to schedule these tasks ...
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regexp-filter just searches headlines (org agenda view)

I have a problem with the filtering function org-agenda-filter-by-regexp: It just searches the headlines of the entries not the whole entry text. Example: * title :work: text Searching for the tag '...
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org-agenda-todo-ignore-scheduled set to 'future seems to work for TODOs that have only a date and not a time

I use org-agenda-todo-ignore-scheduled set to 'future to ignore / not show TODOs in the global todo list that are scheduled in the future. org-agenda-todo-ignore-scheduled set to 'future seems to work ...
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Why isn't org-agenda skipping DONE tasks?

I'm trying to set up a planning process for the day (like in http://newartisans.com/2007/08/using-org-mode-as-a-day-planner/), but my org-agenda keeps showing DONE tasks, even though I set org-agenda-...
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Org-mode doesn't load bullet

It seems like org-mode doesn't want to load the bullet character y tried putting pretty characters on and toggling between text and org to make it work but everything seems pointless. Distro emacs: ...
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How do you automatically populate org-agenda-files?

I recently encountered this problem: Emacs org-mode agenda filter doesn't work. :( And sure enough, on macOS, I find that org-agenda-files is nil. The answer suggests setting the variable to a ...
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How do i remove the title of a specific org file in the agenda view?

As it is now, i have my school schedule in an org file. When I use the agenda view, it says "Schedule" (the file name) in front of the schedule entries. I believe that it would look cleaner ...
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Sorting todos by custom todo label when invoking `org-todo-list` with `C-c a t`

I have defined some custom todos keywords with (setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence "TODO" "TODAY" "IN-PROGRESS" "WAITING" "URGENT" "FUTURE&...
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Stuck projects: how to skip timestamps in the future?

I want to have a stuck projects list that shows me headlines that: Do not have a child item that is either NEXT or WAIT Do not have a child item with a timestamp that is in the future The current ...

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