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Track “TODO” items when writing code

Is there an easy way to create a list of "to-do" items on-the-fly when writing code? For example, suppose that I am writing a function write-this-now when I realize that I am also going to need to ...
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make org-blank-before-new-entry distinguish between a TODO list and a text outline?

Like many of us, I use org-mode for two different things: As a TODO list manager As a text outliner I'd like my blank lines to work differently based on context. TODO list: no blank lines ...
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Display org-todo-list of entries with deadlines?

Is there a way to get a list of org-mode entries with deadlines? Ideally with the deadlines displayed and ordered by deadline. I haven't found anything like this. The closest thing I find is org-...
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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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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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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 ...
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Org-Mode Level Line Spacing

I am just starting to use Org-Mode as a getting things done application and having some trouble with the Line Spacing (not sure if that is the correct term) between entries. For instance see below: *...
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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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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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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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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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how to org-toggle-todo-heading?

The function org-toggle-heading is quite handy to convert existing text into an org heading. Input: pay rent Output: * pay rent The function org-insert-heading has an analogous org-insert-todo-...
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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 ...
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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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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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in org-mode, how to move point to next checkbox when it's marked completed?

I work with org-mode checkboxes, marking them as completed as I go. * TODO clean kitchen - [X] sink - [ ] stove - [ ] floors I want org to move point to the next checkbox when when it gets marked - ...
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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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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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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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org mode auto order

Is there any option/extension in org mode to auto order certain lists? For example: I would like to order by TODOs by priority or I would like to order by TODOs by state.
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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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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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Org repeated task doesn't repeat when DONE

Following the documentation, I set to DONE a repeated task with C-- 1 C-c C-t but this actually closes the task definitevely. ** TODO Things DEADLINE: <2016-01-17 Sun +1m> After typing C-- ...
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Insert tasks at agenda/calendar view

I am thinking about mimicking Outlook interface on this. Let say I am planning my week, and I see that on Tuesday next week I don't see any todo there. So, I move the cursor to the date and hit some ...
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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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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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Org-mode: Automatic fill-paragraph for TODO Closing Note?

In Emacs org-mode, I like to use TODO items. I switched on the automatic closing note, when an entry is marked DONE. A small annoyance is that the fill behavior of the closing note usually changes ...
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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: 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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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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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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.emacs file issues with org-mode TODO tutorials

I am customizing my ~/.emacs file. Specifically, I am customizing org-mode's TODO list feature to include more tasks. However, I keep receiving the following error: File mode specification error: (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 customize default TODO LOGBOOK

The TODO world of org-mode is great, and I especially like the LOGBOOK feature of a TODO change, i.e., the prompting for an entry in LOGBOOK. But I would like to customize this LOGBOOK drawer to ...
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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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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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'Finish to start' todo dependency

org-edna (Extensible Dependencies ’N’ Actions for org-mode tasks) is great! The default blocker (:BLOCKER: property) sets condition(s) for preventing a todo status (org-not-done-keywords) becoming ...