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  1. Set the category more easily

    I think it could be great a quick way to set one category in the same front tab used to introduce the title and text of a new Task. I always use categories and I have to use the mouse only to set the category.

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    • Ability to move selected tasks to a different .tsk file

      It would be nice if I could right-click a task and/or have a command in the file menu of "Move to..." and could then select a different .tsk file that the selection gets moved into.

      This would make it a cinch to move tasks to an archive or just move them for other purposes. Perhaps a "Copy to..." could be considered as well (like the difference between copy-paste versus cut-paste).

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      • Efforts in calendar view

        I'd like a view, like calendar view, not for tasks, but for efforts.

        [admin note: another closed request for including efforts in the regular calendar is being merged with this idea. A good implementation should allow either effort-only or efforts + tasks views]

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        • Time Format - Allow option for 24-hour for U.S. English

          I would like to have the option to display (and enter) time in 24-hour format for U.S. English. I am reluctant to upgrade to the new version that changed this to be 12-hour A.M./P.M. format.

          Thanks!

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          • Ability to enter multiple tasks via text input

            What I would really like is to be able to past a simple list of tasks from a text file into Task Coach. New tasks created in this way would simply have default attributes. Thanks!

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            • Full Address book / contacts list

              It would be useful to get adress book with option to choose company/person, +fields for "adress","tel","fax" & fields for free designing. Adress book schould be programmed as a new Viewer. Also there should be an opportunity to select several companies/persons for each Subject :)

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              • Import from exported html file

                Use data from exported html file to important back to TC.

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                • Save and reapply custom layouts

                  Why not add a possibility to save the settings for:
                  - columns shown
                  - view setting (list | tree / all | any checked / ...)°
                  - sort order
                  - filter settings
                  - viewers visible
                  - categories chosen
                  If then there is a drop down box with the list of saved layout settings, you can easily switch between different layouts !

                  ° now these settings only can be set by a drop down box on the viewers toolbar. If the viewers window is small, you can't see it. Maybe the choices also could be added to the 'View' menu, so…

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                  • Save syncml password

                    Looks like it's pot possible to save the syncml password at the moment - that's really annoying

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                    • Use clipboard/command line to insert new task

                      Give a quick way to insert a new task without going through Insert new task menu
                      For instance, use Clipboard (use current XML structure of tsk file) or add a command line with taskcoach to insert a task / sub task

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                      • Insert Template as SubTask

                        Would be nice to be able to create a new subtask from a template.

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                        • Reminder window : show categories of a task

                          Show categories of a task in a reminder window just like in a "Categories" row in a main list.

                          fast & easy to implement i think.

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                          • Add direct cost to a task

                            It would be great if you can add certain costs (not work hours, but eg 3rd party invoices) to tasks, so when the task is finished you have a complete overview of the direct costs that were involved.

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                            • Show task count by category

                              Add a new column to category view that show task count and show total task count.
                              Like with List.to http://lis.to/screenshots/1

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                              • option to tie reminder time relative to planned start and/or to due date

                                Instead of putting specific date and time (mostly I am putting there the same like for suggested start) will be better to have there option like:

                                Remind - X minutes/hours/days - Before or After Planned Start / Before Due Date

                                It would be good to choose two reminders also so there can be one connected to start and another connected to due date.

                                This should retain its relative connection so that it will stay the same relation even when the other dates are changed.

                                And have a preference for proposed X minutes/hours/days in settings. Then I can set it as…

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                                • export/print note inside a task

                                  I use notes inside a task - especially for short hints or instructions.
                                  It would be helpful to print or export them.

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                                  • Week number

                                    I couldn' find the way to display the week number in any TaskCoach views. This would be helpful in production environments where several partners have the habit to talk like "delivery in week numer 22" (meaning between 30th of may and 3rd of june 2011).

                                    For the moment, I created one task per week in a special category. The name of the task is the number of the week : W12, W13, W14, etc.
                                    It would be nice and pro to have the week numbers shown on a line under the month in the calendar view, as well as in…

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                                    • when setting planned time, mechanism for spreading out tasks

                                      When a new task has to be created, one of my first concern is "When can I do it ?" Eventually, I specify a date but I don't really know what is my workload for that day.
                                      So I suggest :
                                      * a mecanism that would give a warning if a threshold of X number of budgeted time (or a percentage of the day) is passed per day
                                      * consequently, a way to spot the next free window for the budgeted task

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                                      • Allow switching the time format to 100 minute fractional format

                                        It would be really nice to be able to switch the time format used to the fractional (industrial?) format where one hour is divided into 100 units. E.g., 6:45 would become 6.75.

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                                        • Improve the Timeline

                                          EDIT: The way the timeline will be improved is by implementing this:
                                          http://thetimelineproj.sourceforge.net

                                          Votes for the request here will be considered a vote for implementing that change.

                                          FROM THE ORIGINAL REQUEST:

                                          It would be useful to be able to zoom in the "Timeline" viewer (zoom mode selection: vertical; horizontal; unconstrained) by dragging two bars (vertical and horizontal) or a window (unconstrained) or by using the mouse scroll wheel.

                                          Once zoomed, it would be useful to pan the view (for eg. by holding in the right mouse button and dragging).

                                          It would also be useful to be able to view one…

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