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draggable / drag and drop task position

I suggest you create a feature that lets you adjust the position of a task by being able to drag and drop. This idea is split out from the "Better control over task order" which contains many different suggestions.

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    anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) responded  · 

    This is now in the latest version od the daily bugfix and fully working, the final release will be in the next minor point release of Task Coach!

    Cheers

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      • AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @ Hans: we are not opposed to drag and drop ordering, and it would be nice to have it but my point is simple: you don't have to use the priority as priority. You could think of "priority" as simply "sort order". Thus, Task Coach can already today do exactly the order you want, whatever that is. Period. It's just that it has to use a number to do it instead of drag/drop. But the result is identical, except that this would use up the priority function instead of having it available to be marking priority. You could still make category tags for more set categories of priority though.

        Maybe I should be more clear. HERE IS A WORKAROUND: Get any order you want by using priority numbers to get the order you want. Not perfect, but it is indeed a full workaround.

      • Hans Mabelis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I fully support the request for manual ordering by drag&drop; it would, at one stroke, make the program So much more useful for me! I do NOT just want a sort according to priority: my main order is SYSTEMATIC, according to criteria infathomable for any programmer. I do not really understand Aron Wolfs reluctance here (maybe if it were better explained?).
        Automatically adjusting priority would, for me, provide a 'work-around', in that I would loose the functionality of 'priority' by using this field exclusively to arrange taskitems; still, this would be a great improvement for me.

      • AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Already we are able to move tasks by using priority sorting and then cntrl-I and cntrl-D to increase and decrease.

        One way to implement drag and drop would be to just use this priority sorting and have the drag/drop calculate the priority change needed for this. Only issue is if a user continually moves things up and never down (or vice verse), then priority numbers will keep increasing or decreasing overall… but there's got to be a way to deal with that (like a reset that averages everything back to a zero average…

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