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

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  1. Speed up the tool so it doesn't take that long to show the overview if you have some 100 tasks

    If you have a high number of tasks in the tool and don't mark special categories or other filters it takes a long time till the overview is loaded.
    This should be much faster!

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  2. Don't destroy unsaved data when escape key is hit

    When I am editing a task or a note and hit escape, the dialog disappears without prompting me, losing whatever data has been entered in it. This is bad form, as you can lose a lot of info if you hit that key accidentally. It should ask for a confirmation or save before exiting. Also, an "apply" button to save without closing might be good.

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  3. Create view to maintain templates

    I would like to have a view that I can use to see templates that I have created. I would also be able to edit create/edit/delete templates from that view.

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  4. Let user customize toolbars

    It would be great to customize toolbars. Every user could simplify the program interface to his needs. There are too many repetitive icons while working with several windows. A single main toolbar could play a big role in this idea. Thanks!

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    Customizable toolbars are now included as of v. 1.3.21!

    Some new toolbar buttons are now available and more will be added in the future.

    Giving the toolbars customized or variable size icons is going to be a separate issue though.

  5. Reminder time of recurrent task

    It is useful to add a time presetting for reminder time when task is recurrence. It would be better, that new reminder time = time presetting when task marked as completed.

    As it is now, when recurrent task marked as completted, then new reminder time = old reminder time + snooze_1 time + snooze_2 time + snooze...

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  6. Limit amount of backup copies

    In Preferences > Files, have a "Keep N Backup Copies" counter

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  7. Option "Pause Task" in systrays popup menu

    Actually there's only start (with submenu) and stop a task.
    But very often I only have to pause a task for a while and to continue it directly after a break.
    It's tedious to start this task again by surfing through submenus or opening the main window.

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  8. 12-hour time entry

    Allow an option to switch time entry to standard, 12-hour mode instead of military time. 24-hour time may be intuitive for soldiers and developers, but it's a chore for normal users.

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  9. Start Tracking Effort button on reminders

    When I'm remembered of a task i almost forget about clicking on start tracking efforts, especially if is an off-computer task and/or an urgent one. Since the New Effort button on the task edit dialog does not work, the reminder shortcut would make it more usable

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  10. section in Status Bar for calculated information about selected items

    For example, a total time section in the status bar when selecting tasks in the effort view to easily see how many time you spend for a specified set of tasks.

    These calculations should be for all tasks when none (or maybe when just one) are selected but show for just selected when multiple are selected

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  11. Manually set tasks active/inactive

    I would very much like to be able to set tasks as inactive manually

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  12. Automatically pause task effort when computer not in use

    Maybe the other TaskCoach users are disguised robots that always remember to stop their effort tracking. Unfortunately I'm not one of those:-(

    This feature would make TC display a dialog after the computer is inactive for 10 minutes. The dialog would say something like "Your computer is inactive for 10min, would you like to stop tracking the effort?". Three options would be presented:
    1) Stop using the time when the computer became inactive.
    2) Stop using the current time.
    3) Continue tracking

    These options cover the case of forgetting to stop the task, of recording the time of a meeting,…

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  13. Enable Timer-Rounding

    I suggest to give the user the option to make the timer round up the minutes to previously selected interval once I stop it. This is helpful because I do not charge by the minute but by the starting hour and I use TaskCoach mainly to collect the hours I have to bill my clients.

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  14. Default snooze time

    Can you make it so we are able to set in the setting the default time we want a task to be snoozed.

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  15. Hide completed tasks older than X days

    Instead of only having just the options to show or hide all completed tasks, add a drop down arrow next to the icon that allows you to also hide tasks older than 1, 5, or 7, days or a custom number of days. I would use this in weekly one on one discussions with my supervisor. Desperately need it please!

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  16. Usability enhancements for adding Efforts

    It would be very useful that TaskCoach could be used as a punch-in clock for registering efforts, but it's pretty cumbersome to do it now because there are no shortcuts, and it takes so many clicks and inputs to create an Effort. By assigning shortcuts to New Effort and to Stop Tracking Effort, and by fine-tuning the default values for Start and Stop time, this should be easy to fix. The default value for Start time should probably be equal to the last Stop time, and the default value for stop should be Now (but the Stop checkbox should be…

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    This is a lot of requests all at once. The majority if not all of these are now possible. Please add new requests (or search for existing others) for each specific idea if you feel they are still lacking with the latest version of TC. Thanks!

  17. setup an Ubuntu PPA

    Start using the project's Personal Package Archive on Launchpad.net: https://launchpad.net/~taskcoach-developers/+archive/ppa
    to distribute daily builds and releases.

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  18. Prevent unreadable combinations of foreground and background colors

    It is not possible to use dark colors for background because the text color remains black.

    It would be great if there would be a color option for the text or the color gets adjusted automatically to get white characters on an dark-blue background.

    9 votes
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  19. Delete button on keyboard should be able to delete tasks, categories, etc.

    with a Task selected in the Task Pane, I would expect the Delete button on the keyboard would delete the task. Perhaps delete confirmation could be a default, with the ability to suppress the confirmation and delete the item as soon as the delete button is pressed. Undo would still be there for folks that have turned off confirmation yet have delete regret.

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  20. Drag and drop more than one task

    Now it is not possible to drag and drop more than one task.
    I would like to mark more tasks and then all marked task moved to another tree. But only one task is moved now...

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