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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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Generate a date tree from timestamps in org-mode

Since I was interested in doing my early capture-templates, I was tempted to go with this template below: ("j" "Reference type: Journal" entry (file+headline "~/Dropbox/orgfiles/gtd/ref.org" "...
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org capture at point as sibling of heading

org 9.2 used to support this feature. when (org-capture 0), it used to place the selected template entry as a sibling of heading at point. in org 9.3 however, it fully respects the heading level ...
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Symbol’s function definition is void: org-mks

Im on Org-mode 9.3.6 with Emacs 26 and upon pressing C-c cfor capture templates, I get org-capture-select-template: Symbol’s function definition is void: org-mks the stacktrace says Debugger ...
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Using org-capture to record an appointment with a time range

I would like to use org-capture to quickly store appointments in a journal file, and add a timestamp so that the appointment appears in my agenda. I'm using the following template: ;; excerpted from ...
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how org-capture can insert value in an existing table line

I am diabetic and I have to take my blood glucose three times a day (morning, noon, evening) I can do in three separate tables, and I create a table to group the daily records. How could I capture all ...
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org-capture frame with no splits

I want to be able to launch a new emacsclient and issue org-capture in it. I have created this simple function: (defun make-orgcapture-frame () "Create a new frame and run org-capture." (...
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Org-mode adding statistic cookie to date-tree lines in capture

In this video(timestamped to relevant section), I see this guy's org file in a date-tree with the [/] statistic cookie next to each YYYY-MM-DD headline. https://youtu.be/-2RXhPV_zgc?t=12m51s I'd ...
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Automatically add properties based on tag in Org outlines

I'd like to be able to configure org to add properties based on specific tags which are used to describe the outline item. For instance, say we have a list item * user :person:student:. I'd like to ...
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org-pomodoro - extending its function: popup windows and pomo logging

I'm using pomodoro method of focus-enhanced time allocation when I work in my tasks. In Emacs (I'm using Windows 10), here comes the org-pomodoro package for org-mode, where I can 'clock-in' an item ...
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Trouble with link to position in current file when capturing

So I'm fairly competent with org-mode, and I make constant use of custom templates. I'm just now exploring the idea of integrating capture into my programming work flow so I can whip up skeletons ...
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Capture template `a': outline-show-all

After updating my Emacs packages, org capture templates fail with Capture template `a': outline-show-all, where a is the capture keystroke. Backtrace: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Capture ...
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How can I make Org mode's capture functionality accept tags starting with '%'?

I use org mode and its capture functionality for capturing notes and tasks on the go. My capture code looks like this: (setq org-capture-templates '(( "n" ; key ...
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How can I use the current org-mode buffer as a Target in an org-capture template?

I want to design an org-capture definition that targets the current org file. Looking at the list of available targets it's not clear to me what I should use. Considering using (current-buffer) as ...
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Do not require tags when doing org-capture

 I have this org-capture template: ("a" "Appointment or call" entry (file+headline "~/todo.org" "Tasks") "* %? %^G \n %^t \n %i") It asks for a tag. Sometimes I insert tags, sometimes I don'...
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Org-capture menu, how I go back after selecting a template group?

When defining template groups like so: (add-to-list 'org-capture-templates '("a" "Group A")) (add-to-list 'org-capture-templates '("aa" "Group A, Sub-group A")) (add-to-list 'org-capture-...
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Sharing .org file between two users

My secretory creates a daily agenda for me by capturing task to shared org file mytodo.org. When I open the agenda or mark the task done, her ability to capture new task gets limited as the mytodo.org ...
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Mandatory capturing data before every org file is modified

I have to create a list of documents I modified or created in a day. I use org-capture to create it. I use following org capture template to capture the data when I start working on the file ("c"...
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How do I show org links pointing to an entry?

I have org-capture templates setup (but the default Todo template works the same way) to create a link in the resultant file to the text that was selected when org-capture was invoked. This allows me ...
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Is org-capture broken?

I use emacs-26.1 org-version 9.1.14. My templates (list) is showing up but when I choose a template I get: org-capture: Capture abort: (void-function org-eldoc-load) I can't find org-eldoc.el in my ...
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How do I end an org capture template with whitespace?

I want to make an org capture template that ends in whitespace. Specifically, I want to make TODOs that are scheduled. From emacs -Q, I'm starting with this template: (cl-pushnew '("T" "TODO ...
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org-capture prompt for headline after content

I want to create a capture template for my org-based journal. But I do not want to worry about entering a title straight away. How can I setup my capture template so that org-capture prompts me for ...
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Org-capture prompt input method

Can I make it so that an org-capture prompt "%^{greek}" automatically switches the minibuffer input method to Greek?
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Scheduling/Refiling Trouble with org-gcal / org-agenda

I'm using org-gcal with org-agenda. Because org-gcal seems to strip entries of any TODO markers, I would like to create entries in my org-gcal synced file by using refile to copy over entries from my ...
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How to use org-capture without creating ID property?

Whenever I create org-mode entries using org-capture they automatically get an ID property. Is it possible to disable that? I'm using org mode version 9.0.5.
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Select subheading for capture

Unfortunately, I am not very proficient in writing my own lisp functions. I want to create a capture template that prompts for a sub-heading of a particular heading as the capture location. E.g. for ...
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Org-capture template containing a date relative to when an email was received

As the title describes, I want to be able to create an org-capture template which allows me to specify a relative date (say, 2 days) from when an email was received and print it out. The solution ...
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org-capture datetree inside current buffer not working

i want to capture into a datetree inside the current buffer. Below is my snippet. But unfortunately it doesn't work. Always an error: org-capture-expand-file: Invalid file location: nil I use emacs 28 ...
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org-capture templates: how to fetch name of file during capture-template creation to be used as variable

I aim to replace "* TODO" with "* %name of the file I am creating". Is this possible? This is my code for the capture template: I would like the * TODO be replaces by the name ...
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How can I tell emacs to choose the 'right' link function from `org-store-link-functions` based on the mode it was triggered in

Whenever I want to capture a link from a PDFView buffer with org-store-link, I get prompted for the link type I wish to apply ("Which function for creating the link? "), with two choices: ...
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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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How to remove spurious whitespace in `org-add-note` LOGBOOK drawer

When using org-add-note (C-c C-z) in Org, I'm unable to automatically remove whitespace that is inserted when finalizing the note and the text is filed into the LOGBOOK drawer. global-whitespace-...
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org-capture: Capture abort: Wrong type argument: stringp, org-main-file

I know this error has come up here before, but none of the answers thus far have been able to help me and no amount of googling has got me anywhere. I've been using org-capture-templates for quite a ...
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org-capture buffer not showing schedule/deadline/time

If I use org-capture via C-c c t, I type in my headline (eg. "a new task") and press Enter, it takes me to a capture buffer, as expected. I can change the priority of the item there (eg. ...
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org-capture-templates stopped working

I have org-capture-templates defined as below and until today could capture and log my runs fine, but as of today they've stopped working... (setq org-capture-templates '(;; Computing (&...
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What org capture hook to use for saving an attachment in mu4e

I often need to capture a file attachment from mu4e (pdf invoice), which currently involves multiple manual steps: In mu4e email view buffer Save attachment to e.g. ~/filename.pdf Navigate to ~/...
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Using org-capture in batch mode?

I'm trying to build an Alfred workflow to bookmark pages from my browser using org-capture. Ideally I would not need to present the emacs UX at all but rather I could capture all the info I need in ...
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Cannot capture notes into separate org file when entering reference into Bibtex with ivy

I am using emacs 27.1-4.1 with Spacemacs v.o.200.13 Ivy and vims. I am relatively new to emacs and am expanding into bibtex with ivy-bibtex. in my .spacemacs file is: (autoload 'ivy-bibtex "ivy-...
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Insert TODOs and SCHEDULE items in calendar view

We can do this with 'k' in agenda. How to insert / capture tasks at Calendar in Emacs? It would be very useful. Thanks!
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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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Error replacing %n escapes with nth %^{…} string in emacs org capture

I am trying to write a custom org-capture template, but I get an error if I try to use the %\N functionality to insert the N-th prompt. The relevant excerpt of my org-capture-templates variable is (&...
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Emacs on Windows. Dired - no sorting. Unrecognized symbols

Set up Doom Emacs on windows. Works fine but in Dired i have unrecognized symbols and also in org-capture. Sorting in dired does not work either. Any ideas? Latest Emacs.
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Why is Org mode converting spaces in links to HTML entities?

I store a link such as [[file:~/path/to/dir/some file.txt::# heading]], either manually or through org-capture. A few days later, Org has converted all spaces to the HTML entity %20: [[file:~/path/to/...
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org capture: Store new file name or use an existing file name as a variable

I'm looking for a way to use a fuzzy finder menu to store a new file name or select an existing file name as ${title} or %ˆ{Name} string variable. I use the zettelkasten system and my workflow ...
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Update DEADLINE: time and to do state on parent header after org-capture finishes

I have a couple of org-capture templates that insert tasks/notes under a header called re-organize, I'm looking to update the to do state and deadline of that re-organize header after org-capture ...
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Org-journal file template vs new-entry

My goal is to have a file template (header + daily review), and then have further entries as is from the package (bulletpoint + timestamp). Meaning the first thing in the morning I would open the ...
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emacs org capture mode not creating link with “%a”?

my org capture template is (setq org-capture-templates '( ("i" "Idea" entry (file+datetree "~/Dropbox/org_mode/ideas.org") "* %?\n Idea: %U\n ...
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skip org-capture prompt (deadline)

Is it possible to skip prompts in org-capture-templates? Examlple: I would like to prompt for a DEADLLINE but sometimes there is no hard deadline or it is not yet known. I would like to just skip over ...
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org-capture-template “:created” property

Studying the variable org-capture-template I found several configurations where a certain :created t property is used. One example is here In my help buffer (help:org-capture-templates) I could not ...
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in org capture the clipboard expansion (%x) does not work with daemon?

I have this org capture template saved in a tpl-quote.txt file: * a title :PROPERTIES: :TIME: %U :END: %x ;; contents in clipboard And the org-capture-templates is (setq org-capture-...