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In Org-Agenda, how to show a complete file's summarized TODO status in one single line?

I often work in projects where all TODO items are bundled in one separate file. Often, I have quite a bit of TODO items which are then cluttering the agenda, while what I actually want is just a line ...
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Repeater broken after edits to org-after-todo-state-change-hook

Title is pretty self explanatory. I have implemented the below solution to 'clock in' when I change my org-todo state to IN-PROGRESS and 'clock out' when I leave that state. (add-hook 'org-after-todo-...
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Automatically clock in when I switch task mode to "in progress"

Title is pretty self-explanatory. I apologize for not being able to figure this out myself, I'm new to emacs. When I switch a task from 'todo' to 'in-progress', I would like emacs to automatically ...
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Any way in Org to directly set a heading's state to a particular one?

The standard workflow for switching heading states in Org (TODO/DONE) is to leaf through them with C-c C-t, or to assign letters to them and switch directly to the wanted state. These seem to be ...
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How to show timestamped entries without TODO status

I understand from the manual that the command for doing a search of agenda entries which have a timestamp before today is as follows: TIMESTAMP<"<today>" If I additionally want to ...
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Can TODO headings in org mode inherit part of the heading style, specifically fontsize?

Emacs initiate here, I've just now added different heading sizes for org-mode to my init file, according to the answer on this page: Setting for org-mode bullet font size (custom-set-faces '(org-...
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Link to item in org document

I have nested headings with lists on them. I want to create a list outside of all those headings that "links" or references items in the other lists, such that changes on them, will affect ...
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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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The property ORDERED does not prevent switching TODO state

a minimal example to get my question clear (copied from the Org Manual to my org file, only changed the last line): * Parent :PROPERTIES: :ORDERED: t :END: ** TODO a ** TODO b, needs to wait for (a) *...
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Start emacs with Global TODO list along with default org file

How can I open the global TODO list along side my default Org file. Even with Desktop Save mode is on, whenever I open Emacs, only the org file reopens, and not the buffer with the global TODO list.
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Close org todo with all subtasks

I have a task with multiple subitems in different states, and I would like to have a binding to switch the task and all its subtasks to the same state (DONE). I know that I can ignore state blocking, ...
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Multiple timestamps for various states in TODO lists

I'm finding TODO lists in org-mode incredibly useful. For example, say I have a task to send an email, I define the following sequence in my init.el file: ;; Sequence in TODO list (setq org-todo-...
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How add specifc string(ex: TODO) along with a comment character for a specifc mode?

Based on specific mode, by using a keybinding I want to add a TODO string that is preceded by an unique comment character. For example, (org-mode is exception since ** does not stands for comment and ...
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Workflow to collect TODO notes from various files into an org agenda

I often want to add TODO notes inside of my latex files I am currently working on or inside of other source code files scattered around in my filesystem. The problem with this is that those TODO notes ...
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Issue with face heading for certain todo keyword in orgmode

When I define todo keywords relative to "done" states, the formatting of the heading disappear as below Where should I start to look ?
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Cycle Through Org Mode Todo Tags Based on Tag

I have one org file, inbox.org, which I use for keeping all of my todos. I have todos of several categories, like: work memory fitness outreach and so on. Is there a way to order these tags to ...
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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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What is the difference between Workflow states vs Types in org-mode?

In org-mode, what is the difference between TODO workflow states and TODO types? They looks and seems the same. Here's a simple workflow states: (setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence &...
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Show org todos with certain tag in designated file

I want to implement a certain time-management system in emacs/org-mode. For each project, I intend to have one .org file which includes all associated to-dos. I already created those. Now, I would ...
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Sorting todos by custom todo label when invoking `org-todo-list` with `C-c a t`

I have defined some custom todos keywords with (setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence "TODO" "TODAY" "IN-PROGRESS" "WAITING" "URGENT" "FUTURE&...
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Org mode To Do's: completed tasks statistics cookie for items more than one level down

I am working on a project with several steps, each of which has sub-steps; each sub-step has sub-steps as well. The steps and sub-steps are headings; the sub-sub-steps are To Do items. I would like to ...
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Update Org Header if SRC Block has :tangle no

I organize my init.el in a single org-file as many do. Often times I remove code from my config to test things out. I typically do this by changing the src-block to have a :tangle no setting. In many ...
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I have to enable `hl-todo-mode` in LaTeX-mode?

Currenty I am on LaTeX-mode-hook and added following line global-hl-todo-mode into .emacs file to use hl-todo. On its readme it says: To highlight keywords turn on hl-todo-mode in individual ...
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assign priorities to todo items based on position in directory

I'm very new to extending Emacs. I just started using org-agenda and I'm loving it so far. My approach to todos is probably more granular than most: I have my major goals as separate org files and ...
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How to start emacs with a custom agenda view?

I can start emacs with my org-mode agenda view by putting the following in my init.el file: (org-agenda-list) (delete-other-windows) Or I can start it with my global todo list: (org-todo-list) (...
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Schedule to "now" (current time) in date/time prompt (calendar)

I would like to be able to insert the current time with a shortcut when I schedule a task. There is the "." for jumping to the current day (today), but I have not been able to figure out a shortcut ...
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Comment out / uncomment source blocks on state change in org-mode config file

I started to move my config file to an org-file just recently. I wondered if it was possible to use the TODO state to activate or deactivate source blocks in the entry under the heading. This way it ...
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Org-mode how to automatically adjust sub-entry completion with sub-sub-entry completions

I just very recently started using Emacs Org-mode to organize my tasks, and I really don't know anything about Emacs-Lisp. What I have achieved is to mark a TODO entry as DONE when its children(sub-...
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Use global & local org-mode TODO Keywords in a file

In org-mode, one can define a set of local TODO keywords with the "#+TODO" keyword, or sets can be defined globally with org-todo-keywords. It is also possible to define multiple sets that can be used ...
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org-mode in-buffer todo setting not working as expected

I am using org-mode TODO tracking change (in-buffer settings) and I'm having some issues. All the info is taken from the official docs (https://orgmode.org/manual/Tracking-TODO-state-changes.html) I ...
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Org mode table- make entire column to contain checkbox

I have a table like this using Org mode (by typing |-- and then tab to complete |-- Item-- |--Notes---| | blah blah|blah blah | Now I would like to add another column just before Item and contains ...
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ignore dependencies when setting CANCELED todo-state

CONTEXT I have org-todo-keywords set to "TODO(t) | DONE(d) CANCELED(c)". Also, I have configured org-todo-state-triggers to (cons 'quote (list (cons 'todo (list (cons org-archive-tag nil))) ...
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Editing and viewing timestamps in Global TODO in Org Agenda

When viewing alltodo's (M-x org-agenda RET t), is it possible to see and edit Scheduled/Due dates? I understand that the list of TODOs can be very long and therefore seeing timestamps could clutter ...
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Embed org task list from other subtree

Is there a way to embed/include/reference (I don't know the proper word in emacs-speek :)) to headings so that their contents show in a different place? The idea is to reduce duplications and ...
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changing todo state of multiple headings at once

I've got a list of todo's, and I'd like to change all of the todo's in that list with a single command, instead of moving point to each item and changing the status manually. For example. * TODO Item ...
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Problem with the behavior of org-fontify-done-headline

I want entries with the DONE status to be greyed out, so in my init file I have (setq org-fontify-done-headline t) and I have added '(org-headline-done ((((class color) (min-colors 16) (...
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How do you make org-todo apply todo state change logging to all headings, when called from a function?

Description When calling org-todo from a function, e.g., via org-map-entries or search-forward (see example code below), then the todo state change logging is only applied to one matched heading. ...
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Loading new agenda keywords (org-todo-keywords) is broken for me - bug in Emacs?

Objective I decided to add custom agenda keywords (I'm still setting up the environment, don't have any agenda files yet) and I used this example code from some tutorial: (setq org-todo-keywords ...
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Fontify headline with todo keyword color

I would like to fontify headlines with the same color/weight as their TODO keywords. So for example, the default is like this: TODO Headline And I want it to look like this: TODO Headline Any ...
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Listing the TODOs from the current file

I was wondering whether there is a command that allows to list the TODOs (in a similar way than C-c+a+t) but for the current buffer... a buffer which might not even be within the list of agenda files.
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Org: have multiple TODO sequences that terminate with DONE

So, let’s say I have two different TODO keyword sequences: TODO | DONE RESEARCHING WORKING FINISHING | DONE I want both to cycle to “DONE.” But, the Org manual says not to use duplicate TODO ...
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Org agenda remove todo in bulk

In org agenda mode, select several items, mark them with m, then set the todo status B t to none. Normally I can remove TODO status with t SPC but B t SPC isn't permitted.
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Org-mode as a Get-Things-Done (GTD) system

I use Org-mode as a structured notebook. I find it convenient to store information I want to keep using the directory/tree paradigm, when the notes I want to keep are too short to need a file. I would ...
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How to create a weighted task cookie in org-mode

Task cookies are a cool feature in org-mode that I use everyday to quickly check my progress when doing todo lists e.g - Grandparent Task [50%] - [-] Parent Task [80%] - [X] Child Task 1 ...
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Todo dependency graph?

I'm interested in modeling todo dependencies with the following types of structure: A blocks B A blocks C B blocks D C blocks D D blocks E D blocks F Note the examples of multiple parents and ...
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Org mode: Using todo-items or checkboxes in tables

I have several items that I need to perform the same tasks on. To get an overview, I wanted to use a table, where the columns would show me how many are done, something like this: +------+------------...
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It is possible to generate daily checklist from org todo list?

Say I have a file called schedule.org, which looks like * Coursework ** Corporate Finance Theory *** TODO Lecture SCHEDULED: <2017-09-28 Thu 9:00-12:15 +1w> *** NEXT Review Bolton & ...
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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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All todos: how to set different colors for different categories?

I'm trying to customize my todos a bit. Currently, I use different categories for my todos as such: * TODO customize colors of categories :CATEGORY: emacs * TODO get groceries :CATEGORY: errands ...
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Is it possible to hide TODO timestamps in Org mode?

Is it possible to hide TODO timestamps in Org mode? More specifically, I want to keep the timestamps associated with TODO states (CLOSED, SCHEDULED, DEADLINE) from being shown in the Org buffer, even ...
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