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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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Echo message when copying repeating tasks to archive

I like to move through past days in org-agenda and see every task I logged done on that day. In order to do this, I wrote a function (my/archive-repeating-task) that checks if a task repeats and, if ...
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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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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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Is it possible to place TODO keywords at end of heading

I want to have an org file like this example : #+OPTIONS: #+TYP_DODO: KO | OK #+TODO: KO | OK * Automated tests results [62%] / [5/8] :PROPERTIES: :COOKIE_DATA: recursive :END: ** results group 1 [...
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Agenda to do list sorting

I have 5 tasks from two org files - test and test2. I want to sort all tasks by only priority in the org agenda (To Do list, C-c a t). By default, I understand that they are ordered by (org-file name ...
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Convert outline into todos/checkboxes

If I have outline structure like this: * Tasks ** First ** Second ** Third ** etc is there a simple way to turn all tasks into TODO items or checkboxes? I can of course use replace-string but maybe ...
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org-mode TODO items not recognized first time

My org-mode TODO keywords are set as follows: (setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence "NITPICKING(!)" "NITS_SENT(!)" "NITS_DONE(!)" "PROOFS_SENT(!)" "PROOFS_RECEIVED(!)" "ACS_RECEIVED(!)" ...
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Make all done org-mode items invisible (collapsed)

How can I make all done (e.g. DONE) org-mode items "invisible"? I'm using org-mode's "visibility" terminology here, but what I'm referring to is collapsing (folding) those items closed, not making ...
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How to show appointments in org-agenda in Org v.8?

This entry was showing alright in org-agenda in Org 7.8, if I remember correctly. ** Dinner <2016-02-26 Fri 12:00-13:30> Not any more in Org 8.2. Now, it seems I need to have it this way to ...
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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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Is it possible to set properties when entering a TODO in org-mode?

I want to achieve something similar to this where entering a TODO or WAIT state allows you take note. Instead, I want to make a PROPERTIES where the value is the heading. For example, if I have a ...
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How to postpone (skip) an org-mode repeated task by a cycle or two?

I have a repeating task which repeats every four weeks, e.g. ** TODO wash car SCHEDULED: <2015-05-18 Wed ++4w> I would like to be able to postpone this task by, say, two 4 weeks cycles ...