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  1. Configurable first day of the week

    Task Coach assumes that Monday is the first day of the week for the
    purposes of showing "Effort per week". Our work week actually starts
    Sunday & ends Saturday. It'd be nice if one could configure the first day
    of the week.

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    • Calculate progress of a task automatically based on subtasks progress

      I would like to have an option for a task that allows its progress to be automatically calculated based on the progress of subtasks.

      For this to be accomplished, it would be necessary to tells what importance (in percentage) each subtask has on the main task.

      For example, let's assume I have a main task (Task1) with 2 subtasks (TaskA and TaskB). I tell the software that TaskA has 75% of importance and TaskB has 25%. When I put the progress of TaskA in 50% and 10% of TaskB, the Task1 should display 40% (50% * 75% + 10% *…

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      • Make it possible to pause the task timer

        It would be nice if you could pause the timer when you go on a coffee break, rather then stopping and starting it.

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        • Include alarm option in recurring tasks

          For instance, I'm eating lunch. It's under my non-work time. I want to know when my hour is up.

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          • Enable storing tasks on dropbox.com account for synching

            Be able to store on dropbox folder across linux, pc, mac, and iphone

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              • Specify Task Database Storage Location

                I like the suggestions of storing the Task database file on a remote location, but I also would like to merely specify where to store it locally. I boot to different OS/versions in the same box, and would choose a disk or storage location that is accessible to me regardless of which Login I am using.

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                • user or group task assignment

                  i'd like to assign task or subtask to one or more users and why not be able to see gantt workflow

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                    This is already possible: create a categories and subcategories for departments and persons and assign tasks to the category corresponding to the person responsible for the task.

                  • Limit amount of backup copies

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

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                      Release 0.78.0 of Task Coach can limit the number of backups of the task file. The number of backups retained increases logarithmically with the age of the oldest backup of the task file.

                    • 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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                      • Task Effort and PC Idle Warning

                        If a task is having its effort tracked and the PC is idle for a user-configured time period, task coach should pop up a warning to either 1. Continue tracking effort, 2. Stop tracking effort at the timeout time, 3. start tracking a new effort. So if I go to lunch and forget to stop tracking effort for a task, when I return Task Coach has reminded me of that ....

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                        • improve compatibility with outlook by ...

                          2 things that might improve compatibility with outlook:

                          1. Split the CVS field for dates (eg start date) to "date" and "time" (outlook asks how to import a CVS and wants 2 separate fields)

                          2. If a task has a start and a due date then presumably it can be seen as an "appointment", then label it in the icalendar file (ics) as VENENT rather than a VTODO. The due date should also be labeled as DTEND in order for this to work. VTODO is not recognised by outlook 2007 and earlier, mb even by outlook 2010 (I dont have…

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                            Nr. 1 is available in the latest release. Nr. 2 is rejected. Tasks are best represented by VTODO. I don’t want to abuse a perfectly good standard to accomodate another tool.

                          • View Tasks as weekplan.

                            Hello,
                            can you view tasks as a week plan?
                            It would be great to view projects or tasks into a daily working period.
                            e.g. Monday: 8:00 to 18:00 and then drag drop tasks inte a weekly calendar format. Below a time summery would be great. e.g. i worked on Monday 4 hours on task1 and 4 hours on task2, an i want to visualize this.

                            what you say?
                            greetz (-:

                            see wochenplan or weekplan in google picture search:
                            https://www.google.at/search?q=wochenplan&client=firefox-a&hs=u2E&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=AZeDUfarCeaD4ATf5YDIAg&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=957#client=firefox-a&hs=92E&rls=org.mozilla:de%3Aofficial&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=wochenplan&oq=wochenplan&gs_l=img.3..0l10.7823.8880.2.9038.10.6.0.4.4.0.108.445.5j1.6.0...0.0...1c.1.12.img.BtSJ9szvuIE&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45960087,d.bGE&fp=52d2c1521296e2e7&biw=1680&bih=957

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                            • include task name in reminder window title

                              If there are many reminder windows open, they all look the same when cycling through with Alt-Tab (they say "Task Coach Reminder"). Including the task name in the title bar would help the user choose the right one.

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                              • allow to always open new tasks on description tab

                                I think Task Coach used to always open task detail windows on the Description tab. More recently this changed so that now detail windows open on the last used tab. I find this incredibly annoying because I invariably click the New Task button and start typing a summary, only to find (once the window appears) that I’m on the wrong tab and my typing has gone nowhere. At the very least it makes sense for new tasks to start on the Description tab; is there ever a case where a user would NOT want to enter at least a subject…

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                                  In the latest v. 1.3.20, this has been fixed.
                                  NEW tasks should always open at the description tab. Only existing tasks should go to the last used tab. If this isn’t working for you, then we still haven’t got the program working right and it is a bug.
                                  If you haven’t updated, please do. Otherwise, post a bug at
                                  https://sourceforge.net/p/taskcoach/bugs/

                                  If you want a behavior different from this intention I’ve described here, we can update your request or consider it.

                                  Cheers,
                                  Aaron

                                • realize a full text search, not only the chance to filter headers

                                  In TaskCoach the only possibility to search for specifc tasks is to filter on headers.
                                  Please realize a seach feature which serches *in the whole text* of tasks, comments etc.

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                                    • Gestione di più liste sulla barra

                                      Gestione di più liste sulla barra nello stile con cui firefox apre più pagine nella stessa sessione

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                                        You can already have multiple viewers. Just add New Viewers with the menus and you can place them in the same pane and they will be tabs.

                                        These separate viewers can be filtered in different ways or have different columns etc.

                                        If you want separate .tsk files open at once, vote for this request:
                                        https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/408568-add-support-for-opening-multiple-tsk-files

                                        If you want presets for different viewing options for each viewer, vote for this:
                                        https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/329664-save-and-reapply-custom-layouts

                                        Cheers,
                                        Aaron

                                      • possibility to see total income of subtasks on parent task

                                        I'm using a methodology like gtd. And I'm planning my long time tasks as parent task. I divide this parent task to lots of short time sub tasks. I record my efforts on sub tasks and I want to see all my subtasks efforts total on their parent task.

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                                          This is already possible. Make the revenue column visible in the task viewer. When a task with subtask is collapsed it shows to total revenue for itself and all of its subtasks (recursively).

                                        • enable icons to be the same for parent/child tasks - I thought this was a bug, seems it's a feature.

                                          E.g. Books/Book icon - my parent task has the Books one, and the child tasks have the Book one, despite me entering the Books icon in Features. I'd like my parent/child task to have the same icon, but I can't change it. I thought this was a bug, and logged on to report it, but I see someone else reported something similar and the response was that this was a feature, not a bug. This is fantastic software, by the way - well done!

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