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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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file org-capture item under existing heading if it exists

I have the following org-template set up: ("mw" "Note" entry (file+headline "~/org/mathematica.org" "WIA") "* %f code review \n ** %T \n%? \n%a \n%i") So that the heading name is determined by ...
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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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orgmode, capturing original document title

I have a basic capture template: ("a" "Article" entry (file+headline "~/GitLab/Reports/Bibliography/references.org" "Article") "* %^{Title} \n%?") that asks you to fill the Title field. Now, ...
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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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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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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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Monthly date tree

I'd like to use datetree with month (alternatively week) granularity. Currently the datetree looks like that: * 2019 ** 2019-03 March *** 2019-03-17 Sunday **** TODO Weekly review I'd like to drop ...
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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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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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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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Elisp function to get path to file link target

With the cursor on a file link, I'd like to set up an org-capture template which inserts the template into the target of the link. I guess I add something like (setq org-capture-templates '(("m" ...
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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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Org capture datetree duplicanting entries (when using other locales)

I started using Emacs on Linux, now I moved to Mac OS and my problems began. When I use org-capture to capture stuff to a datetree, it duplicates the day entry instead of just adding a new node under ...
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Trouble with org-capture for links

I'm having some trouble getting links to work. All of my other capture templates are working, but when I press "l"for link, it doesn't prompt me for the link. It instead immediately says Capture abort:...
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Org Version 9.2.4 Insert Template at Point Doesn't Respect :empty-lines Property

I recently upgraded to Org-mode version 9.2.4 from 9.1.9 and when I insert a capture template at point in an org-file using C-0 C-c c or C-0 M-x org-capture, it appears that properties :empty-lines, :...
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How can I join these two org-templates, so that the first block can be an option between the other entries?

(use-package org :ensure org-plus-contrib) (use-package org-contacts :ensure nil :after org) (use-package org-capture :ensure nil :after org :preface (defvar my/org-...
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How to quickly add data or navgate to a heading in org-mode?

I have a calendar.org file with roughly this structure: * 2019 ** January *** 1 *** 2 *** 3 **** Event 1 Description of event 1 **** Event 2 Description of event 2 *** 4 *** 5 *** 6 ... What I do ...
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Org-capture - placing entry in user-specified subheading

I am trying to create a capture-template which will prompt the user to define a subheading so that it can place the capture as a level 3 heading under the appropriate level 2 heading within an org ...
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Org capture template output to two files

I am currently using two separate Org files to manage my work Todos. One is a file that I edit directly and keep notes on each todo task (Work.org). The other is a schedule file which is synced with ...
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org-capture pass argument to template

I would like to write a function that scrapes the current buffer for any comments with the word "TODO" and runs org-capture, saving a link to that TODO comment in a file. The end goal would be sort ...
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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.