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  1. 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

                • possibility to enter a period of time, no specific dates (beginning, finish, ..)

                  This would enhance the usability very much. It woud be possible to calculate the total time duration of a procedure not depending on specific
                  dates. Templates for the same procedures could be created.
                  This is project-management, I know ...

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                  • Add a "display current task in Tree" command

                    Hello and thanks for TaskCoach, it is a very good piece of software.
                    I usually use two viewers : the Tasks Tree Viewer, and the Effort list viewer.
                    The Effort viewer allows me to resume a recent task because I can sort the list in chronological order.
                    The Tasks Tree viewer allows me to organize and create new tasks.
                    When I select an effort in the Effort viewer, I often want to find it in the Tasks Tree, and it is almost always hidden or scrolled out of the focus window.
                    I would very much appreciate a command allowing to…

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                    • toggle calendar view

                      toggle calendar day, week, month, year view by keyboard shortcut, or drop down selection

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                      • Include new field 'date of issue'

                        It would be interesting to include a new field to record the 'date of issue/problem', as it does not coincide with the date when the corresponding record is created.

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                        • View Effort for Selected Task Only

                          I would like to have the start-up effort window only show the effort items for the selected task and any children it may have. Changing the selected task will change the effort items shown immediately. I will be able to select items up/down the task tree. The only time I will see all tasks is when I have selected a root task/item.
                          I am currently creating a new file for each task in order to achieve this where my preference would be to have all work in a single file and ordered in a treeview as [I believe] was intended. …

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                          • Keep effort records even when tasks change

                            The effort records seem to be tied to particular tasks. When a task is completed & deleted, the effort spent on it disappears. It would be nice to have effort records independent of tasks.

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                            • alternate background color slightly in task view

                              It'd be easier to see where each task starts and ends (especially if the heights vary) if the background color varied slightly with alternating tasks. It's a pretty common thing. White background, light grey or blue background, white background, etc.

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                              • Ask for time-cost / difficulty expectation

                                Once you start a task you should be asked for the time-cost (in min, hours, days) and difficulty that you expect for such a task and later on compare it with the real cost resulted. Good feature for post analysis and reports about own awareness and time-management control. Thanks for thinking about it!

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                                • add function "Edit/Select/Last active task"

                                  I have a lots of tasks (I use task coach a lot ! ) and have to scroll a lot when changing from one task to the other, eventually "losing" it.
                                  Also when I stopped monitoring and want to resume on a task, this function would greatly help me in finding it.

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                                  • Allow moving task in time

                                    It would be nice to be able to move a task in time. That is, a constant time (predefined list?) would be added or subtracted from all filled dates in the Dates tab. A keyboard shortcut would be nice to speed up the action. A motivation - for example I have a meeting at a set time, but the time of the meeting changes, so I want to rearrange the start date, due date and reminder date. Or a task I planned for today, but did not work on it, so want to move it to tomorrow. I think more…

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                                    • Ctrl + T starts a new effort. I'd like a hotkey combo to start a new effort from last stop. Instead of having to open the effort to do so.

                                      It's great that you can start an effort and open it and click start from last stop, but it'd be nice to do something like ctrl+alt+t (since ctrl+shift+t is reserved for stop and alt+shift+t is for edit ) to start a new effort from last stop.

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