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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-mode: List everything except certain tags in custom agenda view?

This documentation explains how to set up custom agenda views, and I understand the example code I've seen there. But there is one thing I'd like to do that might not be possible: I'd like to look ...
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Limit number of Org TODO items in a certain state

I am a big fan of Kanban. I wrote Kanban-Dashboards with a decent metric analysis in Filemaker Pro and in Excel. However, some features I missed there and since my workflow is moving towards Emacs I ...
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Custom Agenda View based on headers?

I use a pretty basic notes file that has headers like: * Next Actions ** action 1 ** action 2 * Deferred ** deferred 1 ** deferred 2 etc. I rarely use tags or todo states on the elements of my lists....
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Stop org-mode from defining agenda files in custom

I have the following line in my .emacs: (setq org-agenda-files (directory-files "~/org-files" 'absolute "[^#]*.org$" 'no-sort)) I would like for org-agenda-files to be defined in this way on startup....
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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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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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Re-arrange columns in agenda clockreport?

My Agenda clock-report is kinda wide and columns are all over the place. My agenda clock report plist is as following: '(org-agenda-clockreport-parameter-plist (quote (:tcolumns 2 :level\ ...
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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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How to use {est+} field?

~Emacs 2.4.1 under Linux. I would like to use the {est+} feature of column views as documented here. I customized org-columns-default-Format to be like this: (see last field) %50ITEM %TODO %...
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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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Make org-agenda show only first occurrence of recurring task?

In Org-Mode, I have a few mundane re-occuring tasks. When a task is set to re-occur, it shows up on every day it reccours. E.g a daily task: * TODO Bugzilla Triage SCHEDULED <[today] ++1d>...
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Is there a possibility to have multiple agenda views open at once?

I have a custom agenda view which shows the Items I did last week and the items I have to do in this week. This view is based on a filter of TODO items. However, it would be good to see scheduled ...
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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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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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Customize agenda view with no headers

I'm trying to customize my agenda. My tasks have the following states: NEXT, WAITING, TODO and DONE. I want to customize my agenda view so that no header is shown. So far, I have: (setq org-agenda-...
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Disable "now" line in org agenda view?

Q: how can I disable the "now" line in an org-mode agenda view? When displaying a time grid in the agenda, org-mode displays, by default (or so I assume), a line with the current time listed as "now":...
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How to set the 'name' of an agenda file

I have several agenda files which have the same filename (but are from different directories). This is because I'm using a uniform template for all my projects, which include, e.g., a $PRJHOME/README....
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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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do not keep org-agenda-files open after generating agenda

Generating today's agenda in Org-Mode (C-c a a) opens the files in org-agenda-files. I don't want Emacs to open these extra buffers. Is there an easy way to tell Emacs not to open these buffers? (or ...
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Org date from spreadsheet

I am able to compute dates thus: #+NAME: mytbl | # | [2014-12-14 Sun] | 30 | <2015-01-13 Tue> | #+TBLFM: $4=$2+$3;D but what I want to then do is make that date appear as an agenda date, ...
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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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Flexible org TODO dependencies?

I'd like to have org-mode do what OmniFocus does; when the bottom task in a sequential list is completed, the next task in the list becomes visible in an Agenda. Any thoughts on how I might try to ...
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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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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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Org - show checkboxes in Agenda?

Is there anyway to show outline with its checkboxes in Org Agenda views like this? ** TODO Checkboxes [1/3] SCHEDULED: <2014-11-28 Fri 12:00> - [X] Wash cloths - [ ] Buy milk - [ ] Wash ...
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What's the point of delaying SCHEDULED items from displaying in org-mode Agenda?

One may set org-deadline-warning-days to have DEADLINE items show up a default number of days before the deadline in the agenda, or one may do it on a case-by-case basis by adding, e.g., -3d to the ...
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Don't reposition Org Agenda buffer when starting TODO

When I change the state of a TODO item in Org-Agenda (i.e., by hitting t), it repositions the buffer so that that item is at the top of the screen. I don't want it to do that — I'd rather just keep ...
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How can I have an agenda timeline view of multiple files?

I'm using org-mode as a knowledge base, where each file is for a specific project that I'm working on. Each file has its own journal and I would love to see an aggregated journal of all the things I'...
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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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