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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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Org agenda - show items that are in any of a list of categories

I have an org-mode file separated into multiple categories. I know I can create an agenda command that will show only items from one given category, like so: ("a" "Category A items" agenda "" ((...
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How do I sync org-mode with Google Calendar?

When setting up org-gcal within spacemacs I am getting an error. I have setup my google api and have put my client id and secret key into spacemacs but when attempting to sync the calender I merely ...
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Orgmode custom agenda view - remove unecessary info and align tags

I can't seem to find a way to get the "default" (t) agenda view so I can edit it an comment out stuff. Basically what I have now is: Global list of TODO items of type: ALL Available with `N r': (0)[...
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custom agenda view in org mode grouping per month

Using org mode agenda I've been able to customize a view to have all tasks no matter if finished or not this way: (setq org-agenda-custom-commands '(("w" "Whole Agenda no matter status" ...
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Is there any way to add a line or vertical sparation before the next date in org-agenda-view

I would like to add a line to separate the current block of tasks from the next date, so the last task of the date is not just above the next date. I know I can use :box with set-face-attribute 'org-...
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Agenda view instead of adding an Attachment

When pressing C-c a the attachment dialog opens instead of the agenda view. I already inserted the list from How to enable agenda view in org mode in my .emacs file. Any suggestions? Thanks in ...
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Sort org-agenda items by category

When using the agenda in org-mode to show my daily tasks, there's a bunch of tasks scheduled for that day (or with past deadlines) that appear at the bottom. I'd like these tasks, and only these, to ...
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Time in Org heading is read as timestamp by Org agenda

Suppose I'd like to set a task for tomorrow for me to check if a cron job of mine ran at the proper time. So, I add to my org file: ** TODO check if cronjob has run at 5:00 SCHEDULED: <2018-12-03 ...
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Display done org-habit habits in a different face

I'm experimenting with org-habit and currently have org-habit-show-all-today set to t so I can see a habit even when I've done it for that day. I'm doing that because I want to get the little reward ...
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Org agenda - alias for file name in weekly view

Some of the org files I use have long filenames (at least longer than 11 characters ;)), this breaks the default weekly view: elastic-oncall is longer than the space for filename and therefore breaks ...
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Change keyword of Org item without triggering repeat

I have a BLOCKED keyword that I want to be able to temporarily set on repeating tasks in Org mode. However, if I set this up with (org-todo "BLOCKED"), this triggers a repeat. I don't want to trigger ...
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Listing the TODOs from the current file

I was wondering whether there is a command that allows to list the TODOs (in a similar way than C-c+a+t) but for the current buffer... a buffer which might not even be within the list of agenda files.
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Org agenda filter by property value

How can I create an agenda view that filters items based on the property FOO? TODO Test :PROPERTIES: :FOO: <2018-11-09 Fri 12:43> :END: I would use org-agenda-skip-entry-if for this but the ...
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Show deepest todo in sub-tree

Can I configure the org-todo-list to show only the most nested TODOs in a subtree? The reasoning is to always see what's the next step on a project, without cluttering with all the parent items For ...
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Outlook Calendar in org agenda

I would like to integrate the calendar from my outlook into my orgmode agenda. I am looking for a solution with the following features Should be implemented in elisp only, so that I can run this on ...
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agenda weekend and holidays red font face in org mode

I'm trying to show weekend days in agenda org-mode in red font-face Followed this instructions to no avail https://julien.danjou.info/org-mode-and-holidays/ Testing the link above the mentioned ...
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Make org-habit work with org-scheduled-past-days?

org-habit habits are TODO items SCHEDULED for some particular time/date. If that date happens to be outside of the range of org-scheduled-past-days, the habit is not displayed in the agenda view for ...
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Why do my org DEADLINEs appear with no warning?

I have org-deadline-warning-days set to 14. Here is a deadline in my agenda file: ** TODO Do thing DEADLINE: <2018-11-20 Wed> In the agenda view for that date (20th Nov), I see: next: ...
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GTD inactive projects next review dates

I have a long list of inactive projects in my org agenda file. I want to give each inactive project a date for next review, so I can spend less time on them, on average, in my weekly review. I don't ...
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Avoid having a repeating task clutter the top of the agenda

Here is what I have: My event is being repeated every week, however if I don't update the "original" date (2018-10-08) manually the event will stay on top of the agenda (12 d. ago: EVENT weekly event)...
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Copy agenda item

Running emacs 25.2.2, spacemacs 0.200.13. In an agenda view, org-agenda-refile will let me refile the item to a different location. How do I copy the item to a different location?
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Strategy for using Emacs as an event log?

I'd like to be able to use Emacs to track various events in my day-to-day life, such as paying a bill, going to an appointment, replacing oil, etc. The goal would be to be able to view this event in ...
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View todays calls in org mode's agenda

I am using a tag :Anrufe: in my org files to mark calls I have to make. Some are regular calls (each Tuesday for example) and others have a specific date. I have created an org-agenda-custom-commands ...
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UK holidays definitions?

Is there a set of holidays.el definitions for United Kingdom holidays? I don't want to maintain the list of holidays myself. I would like to use them in org-agenda, but that's not the focus of the ...
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Adding Headers to org-todo-list

Is it possible to set up org-todo-list to group TODOs under headers as they are in my org-mode file? Example org file structure: * Project Name A ** TODOs *** TODO item 1 *** TODO item 2 *** ...
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Complete from buffer's tags in org-agenda's org-tags-view (“Match a TAGS/PROP/TODO query”)

org-agenda's tag matching command, org-tags-view shows an agenda of TODO items filtered by tag. It gives me an ivy completion list because I have ivy installed, which sets completing-read-function. ...
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How to cancel a task from agenda view?

Let's say that I am looking at my agenda view (C-c c a), where I usually mark items as DONE from there (by pressing 't' several times to run through all statuses). The thing is, the fist status is ...
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Calculate current-column including display properties

I am trying to calculate the width of text within either a buffer or a string after it has been displayed, i.e. after taking into account the width of any display properties, such as embedded images, ...
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How can I see multiple specific todo-states in a custom agenda view without abusing org-agenda-skip-function?

I am trying to build a 'cleanup' agenda view, with a section for all tasks which are done and a review section for tasks in the HOLD or WAITING states. HOLD and WAITING are states I've defined as ...
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What's the meaning of the org-mode agenda footer?

Can anyone explain what the first characters of the footer mean and what is the date in parenthesis? How is this part of emacs really called? I'd be happy to look this up myself but couldn't find it.
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How does sorting work within habits?

I think I have a reasonable handle on agenda custom sorting, but I can't figure out how habits sort themselves within that agendas. For a certain agenda view I sort as '(time-up habit-down todo-state-...
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How can I get a custom agenda habits only view with history chart?

I have included in my org-agenda-custom-commands the following: (setq org-agenda-custom-commands '( ... ("h" "Habits" tags-todo "STYLE=\"habit\"" ((org-agenda-overriding-header "Habits") ...
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Org Mode Agenda: Trees whose sub-trees don't contain a specific tag

I want to make an org-agenda-custom-command that searches for all top-level trees that don't have a sub-tree with a "NEXT" tag. I'm trying to set up a search that I can do at the beginning of the week ...
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Define keybindings for org-agenda starting with SPC

Using emacs 25.2.2, general, evil and evil-collection from MELPA. I have the following in my init.el: (general-unbind 'org-agenda-mode-map "SPC") (general-create-definer my-leader :prefix "SPC")...
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Unable to initialize org agenda with log on Emacs startup

I have been able to initialize org agenda on Emacs startup with: (add-hook 'emacs-startup-hook 'org-agenda-list) However, now I want to initialize org agenda directly with log mode, and I haven't ...
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Keybinding to go to an agenda custom view

Running emacs 25.2.2 and org 9.1.13. I have defined several custom views. I can visit them using C-c a followed by the assigned letter. I was wondering if I could cut the dispatcher all together. I ...
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Entering a finite seminar in org mode

This * Charles's seminar <2018-08-21 Tue 10:00-12:00+1w> is a seminar repeated every week. But it doesn't go on forever. How do I set an end date?
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org-mode: Scheduling item that lasts longer than one day

Is it possible to place a list-item scheduled for a period lasting longer than one day? The item should then be displayed in this when I hit C-c a a for agenda-view. My pathetic workaround consists ...
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org-mode: Duplicate tag groups when filtering agenda

When filtering org-agenda by tags using org-agenda-filter-by-tag, tag groups specified in org-tag-alist show up multiple times. org-agenda-filter-by-tag uses the variable org-tag-alist-for-agenda, ...
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orgDefine a keyboard binding that works only in org-agenda when under evil

Using emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04 with evil and evil-org. Here is a very basic question that I could not get a clear answer for, despite googling. I want to define a keyboard binding that works ...
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org agenda date prompt mini calendar start week on monday

When I schedule an item in org agenda, I get the calendar prompt with a mini-calendar of three month blocks. The first column is set to 'sunday'. I would like to set the first column to 'monday' as ...
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Automatically set property value from agenda view

I'm trying to create a function that will set a tag and a property with current timestamp to an header entry selected in agenda. This is what I came up with so far, it adds the tag but it does not ...
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subdirectories in org-directory for org-agenda-files

Somehow this works fine: (setq org-agenda-files '("file1.org" "file2.org" "subdir/file4.org")) and this doesn't: (setq org-agenda-files '("file1.org" "file2.org" "subdir/file3.org" "subdir/file4....
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Search for tasks without any active timestamp

Running spacemacs 0.200.13 on emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04. Just as the title suggests, I want to search for all agenda items without an active timestamp --- either plain active timestamp or a ...
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Mobile-org shows old files

I am experiencing a problem with org-mobile and I suspect that the problem might lie somewhere in the context of org-mobile-push. On my phone, I am seeing old versions of my files. In particular it ...
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org-agenda column view: displaying abbreviated FILE property

I would like to display file names in my global TODO list in column view without directories and extensions. (setq org-columns-default-format "%TODO %FILE %ITEM") followed by C-catC-cC-xC-c leads to ...
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Count number of visible tasks in org agenda

I want to programmatically count the number of tasks that are visible in my current org-agenda. Specifically I want to know if there are zero. Importantly, I do not want to count tasks which are ...
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Rename tags in org agenda files

As the title suggests, I want to rename several tags only in agenda files. So, a tag1 will become tag11, taga1 will become someothertag, etc. I can do it with C-a m tag1 * B + tag11 RET C-a m tag1 * ...
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Make agenda view only show DONE & CANCEL items

How can I filter the agenda view of org-mode for a custom sequence of TODO keywords? Example: Only show agenda items with one of the TODO-keywords DONE or CANCEL.
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Org agenda remove todo in bulk

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.