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  1. Good program but you need reports that are customizable to each task, or group of tasks both graphs and text based

    Good program but you need reports that are customizable to each task, or group of tasks both graphs and text based

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    • Show the contents of a folder when clicked on

      I'd like to be able to click on a folder in the tasklist and see the contents, particularly the subtasks.

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      • Is there no way to run an aggregate report on how time was spent across various projects in a given day / week / month?

        I want a daily / weekly / monthly summary report of how much time I spent across the projects I am working on. Seems like the capability should exist, but I can't find it - can anyone help?

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          • mail selected tasks like the export html view

            the Mail a task function has not the same quality than TaskCoach.
            It looks old unfashioned.
            It should be possible to mail it in a view like the export to html

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            • A download option that isn't blocked because of malware.

              Sourceforge is blocked by many major networks because of pervasive malware. Any reason that an open source project hasn't moved to Github?

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              • Associated record indicators in Edit Task Screen

                It would be helpful if the icons in edit task indicated if there are associated records. (e.g Notes, Attachments) for the task being edited.

                Another approach would be to indicate how many associated records (e.g. notes and attachments) there are by adding a counter to the icon text (e.g. "Notes (1)")

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                • Go from "effort" to "task".

                  Go from "effort" to "task". Sometimes i would like to go to a the task associated with an effort, e.g. right click an effort (in the effort window) and select "Reveal task", which should then fold out the task tree to reveal the task. I know that the "path" for the task is shown in the effort, e.g. "Task->Subtask1->Subtask2". But when having a lot of subtasks, it would simply be faster to find the task.

                  The reason for finding the task could be e.g. to add a new sub task.

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                      • make server side task coach, instead of just standalone software

                        B/S structured, so we can setup service for our team to use it. The solution of task coach file on cloud disk is not stable.

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                        • Effort in time unit (sec, min, hours, day, week) instead of Start/Date + New properties

                          Hi guys,
                          Congrats for your tool. looks promising...

                          Here is my suggestion...

                          As effort is usually dependent of a task, would it be possible to track effort using time units (sec, min, hours, ect) and not calendar (start/stop date)?
                          This would also help to add new properties as:
                          Estimated Effort; Cumulated Work; Work Remaining (minus if we pass more work on it)...

                          Thanks for your support.

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                          • change mouse double click reaction

                            The mouse double click moves the current window forward. IMHO, it is not a standart action and it is sometimes confusing because you need to put this window back in its place. May be it would be better to change the reaction on the mouse double click to something else, for example, change this window dimensions to full view.

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                            • make the main " % complete " stay, even if the tree is open

                              example: a main task got 4 sub-tasks and 3 of them are at completed
                              If the tree is closed, the "% complete" will show : 75%
                              if the tree is open, we see 100% front of completed task, and nothign on "mother" one.
                              Would be nice to see the global %, ( here the 75%) stay., or make it as an option.
                              Thank you.

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                              • Control interface for stacking and non stacking filters

                                It would be great to be able to manage filters in such a way that i could have one set of stacking filters and one set of individual filters. Also the order of the stacking could be an interesting thing to have control over.

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                                  Thank you for your suggestion.

                                  I like your wording, but this is basically redundant to these existing requests:
                                  http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/371680-save-presets-of-defined-filters-and-sorting

                                  http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/2448267-multiple-active-sort-criteria-sort-by-then-by-t

                                  Please consider vote for those others and adding your comments there. Thanks!

                                  I changed my mind about closing your new request though for now. Could you please clarify whether you believe this new request is different from the others? And explain further what the effect of stacking would be. Thanks

                                • Tasks printing - page design to match view

                                  I am missing a lot an option to print the task list in the same format as I see it on my computer (i.e. not a table which multiplies lines for each task to show the date, and doesn't show all the formating that I use for categories) I just want the printout to reflect what I see on screen - currently have to take a snapshot copy to Paint and print from there ;)

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                                  • How about a sort based on dependencies?

                                    I have a task, with subtasks, and when I assign dependencies I want the tasks and subtasks to be sorted by their dependencies, so that I can see the sequence.

                                    Right now, I am doing this by setting each to a unique priority. It works but...

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                                    • Add an option to automatically reduce the priority of completed tasks

                                      I use Task Coach to keep track of my various activities during the day and use this to report to my supervisor / manager / superiors / etc. Because of this, I have to keep the completed tasks in my list for a decent amount of time. However, having to go in and manually change the priority so the completed tasks are not intermingled with non completed tasks has become a considerable annoyance and I would hope that in a not to distant update for Task Coach that you add in the option of setting completed tasks to a defined…

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                                      • Selecting the hour of in the Effort popup doesn't overwrite meridian indicator (AM/PM)

                                        This is related to my old request of "Bring back the old time picker", but this time a more reasonable request. :P

                                        http://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/3537627-bring-back-old-time-picker

                                        I was setting the stop time of an effort and put in the wrong hour. I wanted to change it from 1 PM to 2 PM. When I clicked on the hour field, it brought up a list of hours, but instead of 1 PM selected, it showed 1 AM. I expected that when I changed the hour, it was just that, and not whether it was AM or PM.

                                        I think either it should just show…

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                                        • Task folding in tasks tab

                                          Привет.

                                          Когда ты на странице с задачами, бывает выделено сразу несколько категорий ( на странице категорий справа ) и все задачи идут скопом. Было бы хорошо, если бы можно было сворачивать задачи, которые находятся в одной категории.

                                          Похожий функционал есть в thunderbird, когда ты можешь сворачивать письма, которые от одного отправителя, находятся в одной ветке разговора или по дате.

                                          Пока я делаю так: после создания категории "Домашние дела", я создаю задачу с таким же названием "домашние дела" и все задачи из категории "домашние дела" создаю как подзадачи этой категории. И тогда становится возможно использовать сворачивание задач по одной категории. Но…

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                                            This is a fine request, but it basically duplicates this:

                                            https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/3056420-task-view-shows-tasks-grouped-by-field-eg-catego

                                            We should figure out to combine these and delete one or the other.

                                            Anyway, please look at the comments there. There is a big problem with your suggestion because categories are not mostly mutually exclusive. So grouping by category could make sense but how do we show tasks that are in multiple categories? Do they get shown multiple times in the list??

                                            I think the use of a task the way you do already makes sense, and it is what I do. We have not figured out a good answer for how to handle this otherwise.

                                            Cheers,
                                            Aaron

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