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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I definitely like this idea. My request is for the frequency not to be simply regular but to be based on an amount of time since the last action in Task Coach!

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Indeed, wonderful request. I've been meaning to do this and turn it into a tutorial of sorts. Only trouble is, I've found myself dealing with other higher priorities and just haven't done it yet. A little start is the screen-shot at http://taskcoach.wikispaces.com/Quick+Start

    Cheers

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Note that you can set any start time and add an amount to that easily. See also this other existing request: https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/442708-enter-effort-by-just-entering-number-of-hours-spen

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I learned recently that "rich text" is actually a proprietary Microsoft format! That's why it isn't as widely automatically supported as one might assume!

    Obviously the goal is *not* to support M$'s "rich text" that but is to simply support having text formatting in the same manner as described in my previous comment.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I thought about using code from Keepnote (http://keepnote.org/), also written in Python, is cross-platform, and is also GPL and has all the features good note-taking should have… but I learned that Keepnote uses pyGTK while Task Coach uses wxPython. Still, maybe some parts of Keepnote are worth at least copying.

    Rich-text is the top priority, but these other features from KeepNote would be great to be in Task Coach too:
    • hyperlinks from note to note
    • embedded attachment links in the note context
    • embedded images
    • full text search within notes

    I think that embedded attachment links should be easy to add once rich text is added, and probably whatever rich-text system is used, there's a good chance it will already include the option of embedded images. We have separate requests here for the other two of these features, and I encourage everyone to vote for them:

    https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/342977-create-links-between-tasks-for-non-linear-connecti

    https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/3161379-highlight-and-scroll-to-searched-text-when-viewing

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I edited your request to make a little more sense, but not sure you need it still.

    The issue isn't specific to Kubuntu or KDE even.

    Here's the thing: when you add a new viewer, it starts as a special floating window. You can drag it and see the docks to place it in a position in relation to the main window rather than leave it as floating.

    So you can get what you want right now:

    1. open the square map viewer
    2. drag it and dock it in the same location as the main task viewer, and then it will become a second tab in the same pane
    3. choose the square map tab whenever you want to see that
    4. (optional) click the *internal* expand button that is in the *pane* (not the one for the whole window, and then the square map will fill the main window

    This is a normal window and will be adjustable in all the ways KDE offers. Thus, you have a square map that you can set to be on all desktops. And you can simply unexpand to see the other panes and click the other tab to go back to the regular task view.

    So this is *not* exactly the same as two different windows. You won't fully minimize anything in this case, the whole program is still tied together. Except you *can* have it where the only thing you see is the square map, and the other stuff is still available, and the window will be fully adjustable in KDE.

    Cheers

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I do not understand what you want. You can make a category called "clients" and add clients within that category and mark tasks as going with particular clients. Alternatively, you could make a top-level task for a client with subtasks.

    What are you requesting?

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    This would be a substantial project, probably not realistic anytime soon. I appreciate greatly that OTRS is AGPL fully free/libre/open software, but the website is poorly designed enough that it is cognitively painful to figure out what is going on with it.

    Obviously, if anyone wants to help us actually make such integration, that would be great.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    You mean like budgeting? We have time budgeting already. You want to budget something else other than time? Or you want a way to have the time budget be referenced to a set number of hours?

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Note: you can simply make a category tag for "remote" or "errands" or whatever other name you want.

    There are separate requests that will make categories easier to use:

    https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/563259-show-all-but-selected-categories-full-boolean-and

    https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/371680-save-presets-of-defined-filters-and-sorting

    with those two features, categories will be fully effective for being such baskets.

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    10 comments  ·  Other Task Coach requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Chux,

    Task Coach currently has a lock safety feature to block simultaneous access. You can use cloud sync otherwise, just not simultaneously. We are working on making simultaneous access possible for v. 1.4 and that is the most popular feature request of all.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Hola! Permito esta petición quedar abierto, pero es muy complicado. No creo que es posible pronto, y quizas es bastante difícil para hacer nunca. Ahora, nuestro prioridad es permitir usar Task Coach en más de una computadora a lo mismo tiempo.

    For everyone to understand: I think this is about having Task Coach do some sort of integration with online ticketing such as Redmine or to function itself as an online ticketing system (given all the many features and advantages of Task Coach over any existing ticketing system).

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Brad, truncating the category list makes sense but is totally separate from this request here. Anyway, another solution to your issue is this:

    https://taskcoach.uservoice.com/forums/26465-desktop-version-windows-linux-mac-of-task-coach/suggestions/3071426-add-icon-only-iconized-option-for-most-columns

    That would be an icon indicating the presence of categories for an item, perhaps with a number, and then hovering would indicate which categories are marked.

    The truncated listing also makes sense though.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I hope you are aware that you can turn off automatic column resizing in the normal viewer, and you can adjust each column to whatever width you like. How this relates to printing is more complex. Please clarify thanks

    EDIT: thanks for the response. Indeed, this makes it clear how improvements are needed

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    I agree with the comment. Undo is good, but whether or not we do this, requesting to have a warning for deletion is a reasonable request enough to keep it open.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    800 tasks is fine, Task Coach should handle this. I edited your request. "Status bar" is the term we use for the bar at the bottom showing the numbers of tasks.

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    Actually, this is already possible, just not the way you describe. If you drag and drop a task just above another task, it makes the dragged one a prereq of the other and if it is just below the other then it is reversed. Notice the subtle highlight moving when dragging and dropping between other tasks.

    This is a little confusing and not obvious though. Maybe the Shift option is better or some other variation.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Right on. I originally though the idle-time thing was this. I wanted it to be something that just bugs me to check that I'm checking in and am on task.

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    Note: this is already pretty easy:

    option A (keyboard): press “T” while in any date or time field, automatically jumps to today. Also “N” (for “now”) moves the time also. Then for tomorrow you can just add one day.

    option B (mouse): click a date, in the calendar pop-up, press the circle between the two arrows. It moves the calendar to showing today although it doesn’t automatically change the date.

    See my comment below for more details also.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    B.J., I gave you a couple options. And you can do everything completely with the keyboard or with the mouse, you don't need to switch.

    Keyboard:
    1. use cntrl-tab to go to the date tab
    2. tab to the date in question
    3. hit t
    4. press ESC

    if you want tomorrow, just hit the up arrow after #3

    Mouse:
    1. open date tab
    2. open the calendar
    3. hit the big circle above the calendar
    4. click the highlighted today or the following date for tomorrow
    5. close

    There has already been an extra request somewhere (don't remember where) for showing more of the calendar, i.e. showing some of the next month when you are at the end of the current month, we just haven't entered that yet.

    Yes, please report a bug about the calendar not jumping to show today when pressing T. That's minor though.

    Also, perhaps you would prefer if clicking the circle in the calendar actually set the date to today instead of just showing it? I'm not sure if that makes sense though.

    Finally, I have a note to myself about an eventual implementation of a "postpone" option that would be a separate window. A single task or multiple tasks could be selected and there would be a simple way to postpone them with a few options for handling this. But that's not going to be done soon I think.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    You can already easily export all the efforts of a certain category.

    Simply select the category (check it) and then your effort viewer will show only efforts from that category. Next do select-all (cntrl-A, command-A on mac) in the efforts. Then go to File>Export and in the dialog choose to export selected only.

    Cheers

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    For reference, although it isn't a single search, you can add search to the toolbar for the category viewer. Just use the gear icon to customize your toolbar. Then you can do this sort of searching, just not all at once.

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    AdminAaron Wolf (Admin, Task Coach) commented  · 

    Karl, I am having a hard time understanding your request.

    I haven't used InControl.

    To be clear, I like the GTD position that true calendar is completely separate from tasks. Calendar items are meetings, appointments, events. If you don't get them done at that time, they can't be done later because the event is past, and that's that. Neither can you do them earlier. Tasks, on the other hand, are more flexible, you can do them a little sooner or a little later, sometimes you can still do them even when they are late.

    Task Coach is not a calendar-style lister necessarily. Yes, it uses date and time, but this is flexible. You could completely ignore that and just have tasks sorted by tags and priority. The main focus is hierarchies. You can have subtasks within subtasks, which reflect how real life works.

    Unlike real calendar-focused task managers, Task Coach is flexible because you can distinguish between a time you plan to start vs when you actually start, and reminders are independent also. The calendar view is just an accessory way to view things, not the focus of the program.

    I do suspect that there is something else you are getting at with InControl, but I don't understand it yet. Please understand that Task Coach is not like a calendar. I think Task Coach already does more than you realize and can get closer to what you want than you are assuming. So consider that, but then figure out what you still are looking for and try to explain it again or post a link.

    Best,
    Aaron