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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How to get the raw data for an org-mode agenda without an agenda view?

Q: How can I have org-mode return the raw data for an agenda view without actually creating an agenda view? I'd like to access my agenda for an arbitrary day. However, I do not want to create an ...
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Programmatically add birthdays/holidays to agenda view in org-mode

org-mode offers a few built-in options to add birthdays/holidays to the agenda view in org-mode; however, there is no built-in support to add those dates entirely programmatically -- without manually ...
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How can I view the hierarchy of TODO keywords in org agenda mode?

I have a variety of (facile) tasks in some kind of hierarchy. * TODO Make a pizza ** TODO Get cheese *** TODO Buy a cow ** TODO Get tomatoes *** TODO Grow tomatoes **** TODO Buy tomatoes ** TODO Buy ...
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org-agenda todo effort rollup

You can use org-agenda-prefix-format to have the effort shown for each TODO headline: (setq org-agenda-custom-commands '(("c" "My TODOs" ((tags-todo "mytag" ((org-...
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Show Timestamp for each TODO in Org Agenda Global Todo List?

Popular todo softwares nowadays usually list tasks with their scheduled due date attached by default so that we can have a general idea about the progress of our different projects. However in org ...
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in org-mode, how to view TODO items for current buffer only?

In org-mode, I like to run org-todo-list, which displays the global todo list including all my org-agenda files. How do I view a TODO list for only the current buffer, ignoring my other org-agenda ...
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Schedule org task for last day of every month?

How do I schedule a repeating org-mode task for the last day of every month? As is, when I schedule a task like DEADLINE: <2017-03-31 Fri +1m>, marking it done shifts the next date to DEADLINE: ...
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Tracking when variables get updated

I have a problem with org-mode's agenda view. While I've set org-agenda-files to '("~/org/") invariably when I finally spin up M-x org-agenda I find that org-agenda-files just points to one org-file. ...
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Divider lines in org agenda?

Q: can I put divider lines in my org agenda view? My agenda buffer can get a little busy when I have a lot of things due. This busyness has the counterproductive effect of making me avoid looking at ...
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org-habit graph on todo list agenda view

I'm using org-habit, and the habit graphs show up nicely on the normal agenda view. However, I'd like to use the todo list with tag filtering, and there the habits look like normal todo items, ...
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Show done items in current calendar week

For my weekly report at work I use the org-mode (what else?). The custom agenda I am using is specified in my .emacs file as follows: '(org-agenda-custom-commands (quote (("W" "Weekly Meeting" (...
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org-agenda tags-todo hierarchy weirdness

There's an interesting question about how to view the hierarchy of TODO keywords in org-agenda which shows two different approaches: use the "%l" specifier in org-agenda-prefix-format set org-tags-...
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Use formula in agenda clockreport to convert time? (pomodoro count in Agenda)

I'm trying to make the Agenda Clockreport show how many pomodoros I've invested in a task. A Pomodoro is 25 minutes. For example, 1:15 hours of work is 3 pomodoros. I'm trying to customize org-agenda-...
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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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Make Org report: “Bob's 21st birthday” like imported diary entries do

When you have: (setq org-agenda-include-diary t) set, then an entry in the ~/diary file like this: %%(org-anniversary 1950 02 14) Bob's %d%s birthday displays as: Diary: Bob's 65th birthday ...
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Birthday in org-contacts

I am a beginner in org-mode (and Emacs, for that matter), but I thought that org-mode would be a good place/format to store my contacts. One thing I like to do is to add birthdays to contacts. I found ...
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Hide SCHEDULED items in org-agenda until they are past their scheduled date and time

When processing my tasks in org-mode I use a custom view that displays my unscheduled/undeadlined TODOs, as well as the next two days of my days-agenda. I would like to use SCHEDULED dates as the ...
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Org Mode exclude subtree from agenda views

I'd like to tag or else mark a subtree as on the "backburner" and exclude the subtree (and its children) from all agenda views, e.g. agenda, to do, match list, etc. Basically this would replicate the ...
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Show free blocks of time in org-mode's agenda

I would like to make it easy to find where are the free blocks of time in my org-mode agenda. For instance, if I have two appointments one 9:30am-10:30am and another 11:15am-12:30pm, I would like to ...
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Inherit SCHEDULED and priority properties

What is the reasoning behind the design of not inheriting the SCHEDULED and priority properties? Any notable use cases to support this behavior? On the contrary, actually inheriting SCHEDULED (or ...
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Remove Task state keywords (TODO/DONE) from clocktable reports?

Org-mode's Clocktable reports show the task state "TODO/OPEN/DONE" at the beggining of the headline: like so: | | TODO Bug 459487 - [GTK] Replace... | 7:38 | | | | ...
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Org Agenda faces do not appear after applying themes

In my Org Agenda all text except for priorities use the "default" face. Until recently I would see colourful text for say, todo status. I was playing around with custom themes, so I may have broken ...
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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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Exclude tag from default agenda view

In org-mode, M-x org-agenda a will display a built-in agenda view labeled "Agenda for current week or day". How can I exclude a tag from this view? Parenthetical clarification I know how to filter a ...
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Show only today's tasks in org-agenda

I am using org-mode to organize my life. I got used to planning with DEADLINE. Additionally, I am using Effort property to predict how much effort that I have to show to finish all tasks. org-agenda-...
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SCHEDULE task for year or month

I need to mark when I need to pay attention to a task in org-mode. So far, I've been using SCHEDULED for this. In this sense, SCHEDULED may just mean "look at this on this date". This is my way of ...
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Display count of tasks in agenda, instead of tasks, based on tag

I've read through all the questions here, and searched extensively online. Since I've started using org-drill, I have a lot of scheduled tasks with the tag :drill:. Instead of having all these tasks ...
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Is there a way to show an agenda with just a time grid?

I'd like to use the default prefix for "time grids" in org agenda, but set a custom prefix for other tasks. One approach could be to use a block agenda, with one block being just a time grid, and ...
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Wildcard in org-agenda-files

I have a project base folder, ~/prj, inside of which I have many individual projects, 2014_prj1, 2014_prj2, ..., inside of which I have, among others, a doc folder. The layout looks like this: ~/prj ...
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Multiple Scheduled Timestamps for One Task

Suppose I want to be reminded to water my plants on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, AND on any of the following days, if for some reason I miss the scheduled days. I originally tried the following: **...
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How do I change key bindings for org-mode agenda view?

org-mode agenda view has a bunch of commands accessible with a single key press. E.g. typing b moves backward in time to display earlier dates, and typing t brings up a dialog to change the TODO ...
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Org-mode agenda: Show list of tasks done in the past, and not those clocked

Similar to this thread and this one, I want to show an agenda view with all items marked as "DONE" in the last two weeks, but without the lines Clocked: (1:00) DONE Some task (because for that I only ...
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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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how to automatically open .ics file after org-icalendar-export-to-ics?

I use org-icalendar-export-to-ics to export org-agenda scheduled tasks to iCal format, which works nicely. In my use case, I always select export the "current file" (as opposed to "combine all agenda ...
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org-agenda: Remove time grid lines that are in an appointment

In my agenda I like to see the free blocks of time. As it was suggested in this thread I tried the approach with org-agenda-time-grid. The only problem with that was that the time-grid shows up even ...
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Display multi-file org agenda as a sparse tree?

org-sparse-tree function lists selected information with the headline structure above it. This is useful when the meaning of org headings depends on context: SPC m T (org-show-todo-tree) org-agenda ...
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Sum efforts in org-mode agenda, excluding specific tags

I use org-mode agendas to sum effort for a given day, so I know how much slack time I have in my schedule. However, I often have sub-trees in tasks that have been assigned to assistants (with the ...
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Org agenda view: how to express OR when filtering tags?

In org-mode, I want to make an agenda view showing all notes tagged with "NOTE" or "LOGG". The following code does not produce the result I want: (setq org-agenda-custom-commands '(("o" "NOTES" tags "...
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Org Weekly Agenda filter tags with logical OR

Background information to motivate my question: With the agenda open, I can press "\" then "+" to show only results containing a certain tag, say A. I can then press "\" and "+" again to show ...
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How does (org-agenda-todo arg) work? What does the argument mean?

By trial and error I have found that in org-agenda (org-agenda-todo 'done) marks the entry at point as "DONE". Can you explain why? How can I modify the argument to the org-agenda-todo function (or ...
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Agenda sort by custom org timestamp property not working

The comparison function below meant to compare headings using custom CREATED property which store org timestamp. The problem is, it doesn't work - the sorting fallback to next sorting strategy which ...
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org-mode agenda: sort items with plain time stamp before scheduled tasks

I have an org-file which might look like the following: * Appointments ** Meet someone important <2018-02-15 Thu 08:00-09:00> * Discussions ** TODO Discuss something with someone SCHEDULED:...
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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 list DONE tasks with parent level two task as context?

I'd like to list tasks done with their parent org hierarchy (projects/purposes). In my setup, the level 2 tasks are the projects. Under each project, I have org subheadings as tasks for the project. ...
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Do not show created timestamps in agenda

I'm using a package that automatically adds a CREATED property with a current time stamp to every item I create. I would like these timestamps not to appear in my agenda. To demonstrate, here is a ...