Desktop version (Windows/Linux/Mac) of Task Coach

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  1. A global font color tool

    Please add an option to change and set the font globally, so I don't have to apply a color each time I create a task or subtask. It's really painfully annoying to have a task in grey when I need to see it in black. Or make the default color just black instead of grey. Can't see anything and I'm not even senile.

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    Several issues:

    - The default grey is not fixed, it turns black when you start a task marking it “active” (i.e. adding a start date). Grey is used to show inactive tasks

    - You can already set colors globally, except you still have to set the color for each of the states (inactive, late, active, due soon, overdue, completed). See the preferences section “task appearance”

    So, you don’t have to set this stuff on a per-task basis.

    Now, I agree the global settings could be easier (like a way to set all states at once), but in your case, you can just change “inactive” and you’ll be fine, since all the other states are already darker-colored. Or you could accept the grey being inactive if that makes sense to you now that you understand it changes based on the state.

  2. Here's how i see the problem: Task dependency (not yet implemented) partially address this, but falls short if you plan to tackle subtasks

    Here's how i see the problem: Task dependency (not yet implemented) partially address this, but falls short if you plan to tackle subtasks from more than one parent task in the short term. Priority is helpful, but falls short in that you have to manually go in and increase or decrease tasks one at a time to get them into an order of what you would lik

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    Task dependency is implemented. It has existed for a long time. It’s called "prerequisites*. That is separate from subtasks. You can also use “planned start date” and choose to hide tasks without a planned start date. In that case, tasks that have unfinished prerequisites remain hidden until their prerequisites are done.

    Besides priority, you can use “manual sorting” column to order tasks too.

    Otherwise, this request is not specific enough. It doesn’t describe what is being requested, it only tries to explain a problem and isn’t clear enough what the problem is.

  3. Enable the creation of new top level categpries in the Category wibndow. Currently only subcategories can be created. This is very inconveni

    Enable the creation of new top level categpries in the Category wibndow. Currently only subcategories can be created. This is very inconveni

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  4. Is Android (as a free system too...) in the roadmap of your great job ?

    Considering the current market IOS and Android , I understand this version would be a real effort, but it would seem fair. Anyway thank you and congratulations...

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  5. Calender vieuw lfor windows version like in Mac version

    I like a calender overview to see al the task. Like in de Mac version

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  6. Allow for scheduling next recurrence based on completion date BUT with original time

    Thank you for a very useful piece of software. I have been using it for a couple of years now and would be lost without it.

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    This is already how Task Coach works… Oh, I see you got confused just because the option says “date and time”, we should change that wording in the option.

  7. Improve the positioning of the main window on Task Coach startup, including the maximized window behavior

    Currently, after a fresh start of Task Coach in Windows 7 SP1 and once I click on the tray icon to show the window, it is never well positioned, and it is never maximized, although it was maximized in TC previous session. Could you make TC store the window position AND maximized status to avoid bad positioning of the window? Thank you in advance.

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  8. Please make the tooltip window optional again

    Please make the tooltip popup window optional again. In Release 1.3.38 it has become "always enabled." I find it very annoying that whatever I'm about to click on, or trying to read, is covered up by the tooltip window. I tend to have a lot of notes in my entries, so the tooltip window can be very large. Please allow this to be turned off! Thanks.

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  9. Buenos días, creo que sería una buena opción para implementar la de estimación de tiempo de esfuerzo necesario

    Contar con un campo de estimación de tiempo necesario y que además permita la visualización de este dato en columna, así como ordenar la lista de tareas por dicho dato.

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  10. Tooltips for grid cells with too long contents to be seen

    If a task is assigned to several (sub)categories the content of the categories column are much to long to be shown.
    Since I can't move the column to to end of the columns, just to resize it, the view of the columns in the tasks grid/tree is impratical.

    So why not allowing tooltips, for those cells in the grid/tree?

    The description could be shown as tooltip of the subject only!

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  11. Tooltip on effort

    I was using the tooltips on the effort a lot.
    Since the update to 1.3.40 they are not showing any more. I'm not sure but I think I was on 1.3.73 before.

    Can you please add them again, maybe with an user preference if somebody didn't like them ;)

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  12. Add more logical operations for filtering in Categories

    Currently ticking more than one category shows tasks that belong to either of them (so filtering works as "OR"). I'd like to have also "AND" operator, so that I could search for "Person X tasks in Project Y only". Switchin between "OR" and "AND" could be done by drop-down list in "Categories" viewer, similat to "Tree-List" options in "Tasks" viewer.

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    We already include this. Under the View menu, see Filter > “Filter on all checked categories”

    That swaps between ALL versus ANY, and there is also an option of including this as a dropdown in the toolbar above the categories.

    See otherwise this request for additional features: https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/563259-show-all-but-selected-categories?ref=title

  13. ask for donations.

    This is a nice piece of software. Good work. I think it might aid in resolving some of the outstanding feature requests if you solicit some support from the user community.

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    We already accept donations, see http://www.taskcoach.org/

    But I agree with you, there’s room for far more work to get the feature requests happening. The details are complex. But put simply, two years ago, I was just a user, I wanted the same thing, I talked about it, there was a campaign that failed, I was discussing this with a friend, and it led me to create the now-in-progress fundraising system Snowdrift.coop

    It would take too long to describe here the complex issues with how to make donations more effective. See https://snowdrift.coop to read more about our proposals. Task Coach will be included as one of the first projects when we really launch. In the mean time, this is taking a lot of my time, so I personally haven’t done as much with Task Coach although I have always been only working on support and documentation and such — I’m not…

  14. I'd like to see total accumulated time spend on a client...I'm a CPA...for billing

    How do I add time to a job if I'm out in the field with just my android? I can't see how to do that with todo.txt.

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  15. I would like to enter the time that the task is gonna take to accomplish without entering dates, but days or man hours.

    I would like to enter the time that the task is gonna take to accomplish without entering dates, but days or man hours. Useful for planning a new project in which you are summarizing the time of all tasks without assigning a specific start date.
    Thanks.

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  16. Use slash instead backslash on attachment file path

    I use a dualboot (linux windows) and it's impossible to open an attached file when you change the OS :

    If I put a file into a task by windows version software, it's impossible to see the file on linux version software.
    This because windows use "\" for relative path and linux use only "/".

    Note that I don't talk about the attachment base directory. I set the same directory in two TaskCoach.ini (one for windows (D:\) and one for linux (/media/HD))

    Windows version can read and accept "/" on path file.
    So is it possible to use only "/"…

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  17. Recurring Task day selection

    It would be nice to allow me to select what day of the week I want my tasks to recur. I try to build as much structure into my day as I can, and I have a task I want to do every Monday. As I read it now, it will currently set the next recurrence for one week from completion, when I want it to recur every Monday

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    Your reading is mistaken. The “from completion” option is an option. You can choose to do it that way OR set it to repeat the same part of the week as the original dates (set Monday originally, it will stay on Mondays).

    So it already works exactly as you want.

    Cheers

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  19. Introduction of Sidebar for Quickinfo on "Elapsed Time", "Budget" etc

    Hello Task Coach Team,

    at first, I have to mention that I am quite happy to found your neat software on the internet.
    What I am missing is a kind of quickinfo at a sidebar (for example) to get access to the major task info, when I have highlighted a task. Everytime when I want to check the elapsed project time and budget I have to double click on the task and click another time on the related tab. It would be much easier with a kind of quickinfobar.

    Many thanks for your programming work!

    Best regards,
    Rainer

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  20. Allow expaing/collapsing subtasks view by pressing +/-

    I often use the keyboard within the task list view. It would be great if sub-task views could be expanded or collapsed via a keyboard key (e.g. +/-): this is currently only possible by clicking on the [+]/[-] signs next to the tasks with the mouse

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