It seems the bug related to dates created from a recurring task, raised a few months ago is back (or a variant).
When a task is created from a completed task (e.g. recurring monthly), the dates are not shown in the grid for the new task. They are however present in the edit fields below. If I change the dates they appear in the grid. If I check out and in again, they appear in the grid also.
Hopefully you can reproduce from previous discussions.
This is possibly related to the issue reported immediately above?
- I have a task, recurring monthly, that on completion creates a new task based on the due date.
- I complete it.
- The task is crossed off as expected.
- A new task is created as expected, except:
- The dates do not appear in the grid. They do appear in the edit boxes below.
- The dates are correct, as calculated.
- If you edit the dates, they then appear in the grid
- If you check out and then back in again, they also appear in the grid.
The first thing that I would like to say is Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for a wonderful piece of software called ToDoList.
About 8 week ago I discovered a program called GTD. Getting Things Done by David Allan. Up to that time I would constantly be making to do lists just like the humour of Wordermark. I would have to do list for everything and I would have a large number of them all over the place. The number of little yellow post it notes that I had was amazing (I should have bought shares in Post-It-Notes). Once I understood what David was trying to say I realized that I need to consolidate all my to do list in one place. Some place where I could hold all my information and then be able to find it really fast. So my search began for a program that could help me out. That was when I discovered your wonderful program.
I’m not a young person and over the years of working in a full time job, there has been a lot of things that I’ve wanted accomplish but wasn’t able to, so this meant that my to do lists just keep getting longer and longer.
There are so many good features about your program that I like but I don’t have enough time to mention them all. I would like you to know that I do feel a lot better now that I have a completely clean desk top, not one yellow post it note in site( and I have a very large desk). In the past I would start an to do list and then not follow through with it but now you program is making me focus on that needs to be done because I don’t have any other place to look.
Where I’m having a problem is still with the information over load. Now that I’ve added so much to one place it has become a bit overwhelming just realizing that I do have a lot of things that I want to get done and that I will probably never get half of them done. I’m finding that just like before I have a lot of little to do list all over the place but now they are all in the same program and it is a lot easier to just tab to the next entry.
There are a couple of item you may be able to help me with, I’m sure that they are already in the program and I just can’t find them.
1. I find that when I do a search in the search box in the toolbar, it finds all the items in the task
list and in the comments.
- It would be nice to have the search highlight in yellow all the search items that It finds in
both areas. This would be a lot faster
2. A way to search for a group of words, phrases, or to be able to take a word out.
Note: I just tried it again and I got the “quote marks to work “
3. After adding half of the things I want to add.
I’m finding that it is starting to take a lot longer to load all the date at start up.
- My file size is only 19,015KB I’m not sure if I have a problem or not, I’m still using version 6.6
- As the program is loading a dialog box pops up that says.
- Server Busy “This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy.
Choose ‘Switch To` to activate the busy program and correct the problem”.
- If I press Retry twice your program continues to run.
- If I press Switch to.
It brings up the start menu and highlights the bottom search box. It is not showing a
- I’ve also do this with no other programs running in windows task manager.
This problem seemed to start when I invariantly loaded ToDoList when it was already running.
Now that I have half of my ToDoList entered, I’m going to really try to start getting things done.
Remembering that life is still a work in progress but now I feel so much better that your program has
given me a little bit of control back. Thanks Again…. Tamroy
TaskC(greyed out / disabled)
TaskC (the normal editable TaskC)
Is this possible? I think it will make the program more intuitive, as the dependency relationship will be more visible.
And more usable as we will not need to jump around the task list to go through the dependencies.
Note that the Task C child is not visible / reflected in the greyed out copies.
an aside, if it is easy, can you tell me off hand where are the comparison logic for the due task comparison, I'll try roll a version of the due task by now function. I've tried changing TODOITEM::IsDue() but it doesn't seems to be all that is needed.
I'll be busy for the next 3 days so I will probably only be able to reply come Monday.
6.7 will contain task references, a bit like program shortcuts, which will allow you to create references to tasks as often and wherever you like. They will be displayed with the Windows 'shortcut arrow' and you will be able to edit the referenced task through them. And, yes, creating a reference to a task with children will not display the children, unless you create references to the children explicitly.
can you tell me off hand where are the comparison logic for the due task comparison
There are a few functions that might be affected, including:
This will still display [...] so if you also want to remove that you'll need to select the preference to display only the first line of the comments and then put a newline as the first line of your comments.
Hi. I'm a long term user of TodoList - it's great - but have always found the rich text comment view takes up a lot of room. It's exacerbated by my liking for the comments to be at the bottom of the window.
Could I add a feature request for the rich text editor's toolbar & ruler to be optional? If you only use keyboard shortcuts like bold and strikethrough (the biggest draw of the rich text editor for me) then the new vertical space would be a big improvement for me.
Regardless, many thanks for the great software. Makes work manageable in a way Outlook tasks resolutely don't.
The Boolean search combinations seem to have stopped working as they did before. Maybe it has to do with how the "including" dropdown selection is now being combined with the selections from below, but I can't seem to get complex searches to work properly anymore.
I used to be able to do something like this: Flag is set AND Start Date on or before (today's date) AND completed date is not set OR Flag is set AND Start Date on or before (today's date) AND Completed Date on or after (today's date). Experimentation had showed me that the way the ANDs and ORs were combined was that consecutive ANDs were bound together in a group and then ORed to the other ANDed groups. But this no longer holds true (or so it seems), which makes some searches impossible as far as I can tell. The above search, intended to show anything flagged that should be started by now and is either incomplete or was completed today (that is, basically a "today's tasks both finished and unfinished" list), now refuses to include any completed tasks in the result.
So something has changed, and either I'm misunderstanding how the program is now meant to combine criteria when there are both ANDs and ORs, or there's a bug there.
The other, related question I have: I see there are now relative date criteria in the search. However, I don't have any idea what I can type there as possible values. The dropdown doesn't offer any suggestions. Do I have to type some kind of exact match string, like "today"? Or is it an integer, meaning a number of days away from today, or something else?
Oh, and one more odd-looking thing. When I run such a search in the Find Tasks window, the "What Matched" column is full of nothing but "Flagged, 12/30/1899". What is being shown here?
Actually, I've found more specifically what might be going on. Maybe it isn't as complex a problem as something weird happening with the Boolean combinations, because I've found a much simpler failing condition: It seems that any search which specifies a set start date criteria excludes all completed tasks from the results. A search with the one condition "start date is set" will never return any completed tasks. On the other hand, a search with just one condition "start date is not set" will include all completed tasks in the results whether they have start dates set or not.
In other words, completed tasks are somehow being consistently treated by the search as if they have no start date at all. Selecting one of those tasks shows that the start date is, in fact, still there; it's just being treated as if it were not.
Sure...if I could find one. There doesn't seem to be an .ini file at all. I may have deleted it when upgrading if at some point I just wiped out the installation directory and replaced it with the newly unzipped later version, but it doesn't seem to have created a new one in its place, and it does still remember my preferences. So I'm guessing it's all stored in the registry, but the application seems to think otherwise, because the "export preferences from registry" option is grayed out whereas the "import preferences into registry" option is not (and if I choose it, it starts out looking in the program's directory, with a ToDoList.ini file listed there in the file selection dialog even though that file doesn't actually exist. I could imaginably start fresh, too, this is a fairly new computer anyway, if you tell me how to wipe any preferences that are in the registry I could just set my preferences again (as long as I wouldn't lose anything about the task list itself). Is it possible I've gotten myself into trouble by putting this in a subdirectory of C:\Program Files\, where Windows is usually kind of strict about things (maybe including the .ini file) being written out unless I go mess with permissions?
Thanks for your help. (And yes, by the way, I was named for the Roman Emperor.)
Is it possible I've gotten myself into trouble by putting this in a subdirectory of C:\Program Files\, where Windows is usually kind of strict about things (maybe including the .ini file) being written out unless I go mess with permissions?
Probably. Windows redirects all ini file writing to (I think) the Application Data folder for the current user.