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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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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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Executing custom code on org entry state change

I was recently reading a blog about Do-nothing scripting which is about encoding the instructions for a task as a step towards automating it. It occurred to me that this would be very nice paired with ...
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Modify how task list percentages (% cookie) display in an org-mode document?

I want to modify emacs/org-mode to make percentages display evenly: Default behavior: + [75%] List#0... + [76%] List#1... + [100%] List#2... + [86%] List#3... + [100%] List#4... + [4%] List#5... ...
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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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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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How to hide TODOs of future dates in org-agenda weekly view?

I like it when I enter the org-agenda weekly view and see the hourly view of my day with my recurring tasks that have specific time period of doing. But since these tasks are recurring , I see them ...
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How to add a timestamp directly from the 'todo'-type agenda buffer

My typical agenda view is a global todo agenda. I would like to add timestamps directly to a header from this view. It is possible with deadline and schedule but not for timestamps. I have tried the ...
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Calculate collective duration of remaining todo list items?

I want Emacs to automatically calculate the duration of my remaining todo list items. E.g. I have: - [X] Item #0 - [ ] Item #1 - [ ] Item #2 And I need to define item duration somehow, not sure of ...
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How to update statistics cookies on file save?

For some reason, I can't get either of these to work. I'm trying to update the statistics cookies on TODO's automatically when the file saves. (add-hook 'after-save-hook 'org-update-statistics-cookies)...
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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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Add a blank line between headings in the Global TODO list

My Global TODO list shows headings one after another, without any spacing between headings. To me this looks a little crowded, and it would be easier to see the end of one heading and the start of the ...
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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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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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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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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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in org-mode, how to move point to next TODO heading upon DONE state change?

I work with org-mode TODO lists not in org-agenda mode, but within the actual .org files, marking TODO headings DONE as I go. * DONE buy milk * TODO fix car * STARTED call mom I want org to move ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Org mode export: exclude sections with todo keyword

I want to export an org mode document so that sections or subsections with TODO keywords do not appear in the exported output. How can this be achieved? The export-settings documentation does not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) (...