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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Create a “rabbit hole” task stack that can be pushed/popped?

I frequently fall into a sort of working anti-pattern involving “rabbit holes.”¹ Here’s the form it takes (with a concrete e.g. in parentheses): Start working on something (the “real task”) ...
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Fontify (italic) text in agenda views

I have some TODO headings with italicized text. These display correctly in Org buffers, but aren't fontified and italicized (slanted) when retrieved as part of an agenda view. Is there a way to ensure ...
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Org-Mode Agenda Open in Left Window by Default

With a vertical split (C-x 3), regardless of which buffer I am in, C-c a opens the agenda on the right window, pushing my org file into the left window. Is it possible to have the agenda open into ...
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Org agenda sort by clocked time

I want to get a list of recently finished things out of org mode. org-agenda and org-agenda-sorting-strategy seem like the way to go, however none of the options (see describe-variable on this) seem ...
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Can I automatically export org deadlines and scheduled tasks as an iCal file and import it with another calendar app?

I would like to update Google Calendar / iCal automatically by exporting my org deadlines and scheduled tasks in .ics format, then automatically importing them into a cross-platform calendar app. I ...
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Is there any way to postpone or update all expired deadlines (or scheduled tasks) at once?

Is there any way to postpone or update all expired deadlines (or scheduled tasks) at once in org-agenda mode? I tend to schedule more than I can handle and need a way to quickly either (a) remove old ...
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Do not show deadline if scheduled

Here is a sample entry: *** TODO Some Task SCHEDULED: <2021-07-19 Mon> DEADLINE: <2021-07-01 Thu +1y> As you can see, it is past deadline. But it is still incomplete and it is scheduled ...
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How to show remaining task effort in org-mode's column view

I use the column view to show my estimated effort for my tasks, and work. It is very useful to schedule the tasks of the day. But I would like to see the remaining effort of each task, i.e., (...
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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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order agenda so all-day and multi-day duration items appear on top

My problem is with two of my main use-cases for time-stamped items (essentially events). Consider these two org-mode items: * Clojure Dojo at uSwitch <2016-11-14 Mon 19:00> * Trip to Jamaica &...
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Customize text after task in custom org-agenda view

I've been writing my own custom org-agenda views lately, and I've had good luck playing around with org-agenda-prefix-format for customizing the format for my different tasks. I occasionally would ...
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Column view in org-mode custom agenda command

I am trying to define a custom agenda view that includes two agenda commands: The first will list all unscheduled tasks with tag A (using standard view). The second will list all scheduled tasks with ...
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Why is emacs freezing and how can I prevent it? (likely involving org agenda)

What would cause emacs to "mostly" freeze when creating an org agenda? I say "mostly" because when you type C-g, it does show "Quit" in the minibuffer, and the time logging number in the minibuffer ...
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How to view scheduled tasks or deadlines that are late

In agenda view, how can I make a list of all tasks (more than 30 ongoing tasks) that are late? That should included recurring scheduled tasks for the month, were I jumped a day. For example, had to ...
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org-agenda-colums deadline time style

I'm using org-mode with C-c C-x C-c (org-agenda-columns) like a organizer, the format which I use for that (setq org-columns-default-format "%TODO %30ITEM %30DEADLINE %15SCHEDULED %...
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Auto-generating a fully clocked agenda

Org agenda supports a powerful exporting function (org-agenda-write), which exports your agenda view to pdf, ps, html.. format beautifully. In this post, I hope to make that process automatically. ...
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Dynamically filter for multiple tags in org agenda

As far as I can see there are no previous questions on here that address my specific need, despite some being fairly similar. In the agenda view, I can use org-agenda-filter-by-tag to filter for/...
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how to show only time-grid without TODO items in Org-Agenda?

I'd like to show only the time-grid and not show any tasks/todos below the time-grid. I noticed a question similar to this here, but the answer seemed to be about formatting the prefix of each item ...
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Text overflow in agenda views

I am not quite sure what the best way to describe what I'm looking for is, so let me start with a picture. This is the result of doing a search for all TODO items in my agenda-files with a certain tag....
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How do I get the date range of the current org-agenda view in elisp?

I'm trying to get org-agenda to behave a bit more like a paper day planner, and have it only show deadlines on the day that they're due, rather than carrying them forward when they're overdue. So far, ...
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Marking sexp diary entries as done in org agenda

I often use sexp diary entries for events in ORG-AGENDA. Is there a way of marking them as "DONE" in agenda-view? E.g. %%(diary-float t 2 3) Send John info for Bulletin E.g. %%(diary-block 12 15 ...
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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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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: 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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Org agenda - edit the headline itself

From Org Agenda view, I can do several things like reschedule, reprioritize, tag, etc. How do I edit the headline itself from the org agenda view? Or it can not be done?
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'First Sun of the month' TODOs disappear from agenda even when not done

I can schedule a TODO on the first Sun of the month like so: *** TODO Pay bill :Monthly: SCHEDULED: <%%(diary-float t 0 1)> This shows in the Agenda for the ...
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Shift dates in bulk using org-mode

I have a large set of tagged tasks in an org file and I want to shift all their dates by one week. Dates could be scheduled, deadlines, or plain dates. What is the easiest way to do this? I attempted ...
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org-agenda-files not setting after update?

I recently upgraded to emacs 25.1.1 and noticed my org setup wasn't working as usual. in my init.el I have: (setq org-directory "~/Dropbox (Personal)/org") (setq org-archive-location "~/Dropbox (...
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How do I convert scheduled recurring entries into clocked data?

I use org-mode for scheduling and logging in tasks. I clock in non-recurring tasks, however I find it strenuous to clock in recurring tasks. Is there any way I can mark the recurring task done and the ...
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Org mode: Display only tasks under a specific headline in the agenda

As part of a weekly review, I'd like to have a block agenda that displays only the subtrees under the "Inbox" heading in my inbox.org file (which is part of org-agenda-files). To do that, I believe I ...
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Link to individual Org-mode tag from headline

I frequently want to follow an individual tag on a headline to see all the other headlines with that tag, however currently the entire tag block is bound as an agenda link, not each tag. I've read up ...
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Org mode don't unfold log entry when changing task to done

I find it quite useful to have the log of when I completed a task in org mode, but get a bit annoyed at the fact that when a TODO is changed to DONE, the log is visible. Is it possible to have it ...
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(orgmode) Rearrange headline with breadcrumbs in agenda todo list?

In Emacs org-mode, I have a set of TODOs in the following format: * H1 ** H2 *** H3 **** TODO [#A] File Taxes If I activate breadcrumbs in org-agenda-prefix-format (i.e., by doing (setf (alist-get '...
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recreating timeline view

In https://www.orgmode.org/Changes_old.html, it is said that Org Timeline This feature has been removed. Use a custom agenda view, possibly narrowed to current buffer to achieve a similar ...
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Doom emacs org-agenda does not show to do items

I am new to doom emacs, I am trying to give a shot to using org mode todos and agenda files. I created a sample org file with a list of to-do items as below. #+TITLE: Sample list * Check ** TODO Item ...
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How to search amongst DONE items (either archived or not)

I am new to Emacs and wonder how it is possible to search a DONE item. I archive my DONE items from agenda files once every couple months. So some DONE items are in the agenda files themselves and ...
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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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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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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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How to set org-mode category icon on per file basis?

Can you set org-mode category icon on per file basis? If so, then how? It is usually set by adding icons to org-agenda-category-icon-alist globally, like so: (setq org-agenda-category-icon-alist '( ...
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org-agenda case-insensitive tag search?

I use C-c a m to search for a tag, but the search is case-sensitive. By example if I enter gnuplot, only section B will be found * section A :Gnuplot: * section B :gnuplot: Question: is it ...
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How Shall I Understand org-mode Habits Graph Colors?

The org-mode documentation has following to say about the colors in the habits graph: Blue: If the task was not to be done yet on that day. Green: If the task could have been done on that day. Yellow:...
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Show only the real matches in clock table - without their parent headlines

The clock table of org mode has so many great features but I couldn't find this: I'd like to have only the headlines with a specific tag without their parents. Example #+BEGIN: clocktable :scope ...
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Include DONE from TODO items in agenda

I have some recurring tasks for habits that I want to disappear after setting them done, but I also want a special agenda view, showing when items were completed, to see how well I have been keeping ...
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Is it possible to show a breakdown of actual clock intervals in a clock table?

The clock table is great for an overview of what I did over the day/week. But I would also like to see when in the day I performed the specific task. It would be great if I can see the actual clock ...
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Archiving DONE tasks in a reverse datetree

I have a todo.org file where I place my tasks as TODO headlines. When a task is DONE, a CLOSED timestamp is created, and I usually archive the task to a file archive.org. So as to organize my archive....
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Choose where org-agenda-tree-to-indirect-buffer window opens

If I have an org file open: +----------------------------------------+ | | | | | ...
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Copy item from Org Agenda

For some reason I cannot explain, org-copy (C-c M-w) does not work from Org Agenda (mini-buffer saying C-c M-w is undefined). org-refile (C-c C-w) does work from the agenda and org-copy as well from ...
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customized week label in org-mode agenda view

Is it possible for org-mode agenda view to display a customized label for the week, in addition to the week number included by default? For example, the agenda for the current week shows: Week-agenda ...
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org-mode weekly summary with one entry per DONE task and total time to complete

I want my weekly summary to list all the tasks I completed in a given week, ideally with an inline report of the total time each of those tasks took to complete. Furthermore, it would be even more ...