If I recall correctly, Dan has designed it so the custom filters need to have all the relevant parameters defined within them. The other filters are therefore 'switched off' (I think to keep things a little simpler at his end logic-wise). It does mean designing the custom filter is sometimes challenging, given you can't apply parentheses. And it also means that sometimes you need to have a number of very similar filters (e.g. with different values for only one attribute).
What is your thinking with putting the custom filters in their own droplist vs having them in the 'show' droplist?
Indeed it is the same (own droplist vs 'show' droplist. The important point is to NOT disable filters, in order to combine them.
I think it should be as important to split due date and start date for basic user, as to combine custom filter, especially with relative dates, and other filters, for advanced user.
So according to me, a good improvement should be:
* 1/ State filters (All tasks, complete, incomplete, flagged tasks, selected tasks) remains in the 'Show' combo box
* 2/ Custom filters could also stay in the 'Show' combo box indeed
* 3/ Date filters need to be in a specific combo box (OR 2 combobox by splitting start date & due date, as described by Dan, it is agood idea for all standard users),
* Each filter can be combined with other filters (so NOT disable filters)
NB: You say that custom filter have all relevant parameters :
* But I miss the 'selected tasks' criteria.
* Should you admit that it would be more user-friendly to use a saved custom filter THEN use another filter like 'selected tasks', or 'flagged tasks', or 'title' filter, than manage all in a single custom filter by adding/modifying to your request, at each time, an extra criteria...
I actually totally agree with you.
Splitting state and date filters makes total sense.
Being able to combine custom filters and the standard filters would be ideal.
As Dan has stated though, the logic at his end becomes complex. Not being an expert, but I would have thought not so complex - you would evaluate the custom filter first, then evaluate every other applied filter as a further AND term. The use of "any X can match" Option would obviously complicate things - creating a group of OR terms. But Dan would understand that better than me, and will have a much clearer idea of how inventive people are with this, and the cases he would need to cover.
And yes, I admit that 'selected' is not available. This is why I suggested perhaps in future to make the 'Show' droplist have checkboxes.
I have a big Task-list with many hundreds of tasks, and i want to cut and paste some tasks to new Task-list, but i see that the pasted tasks are remaining with the old task ID'S, and even i have only 5 tasks in the new Task-list, it start to number the tasks with 3 and 4 digit numbers, not in the order of the current Task-list. is there a way, that when pasting tasks the ID'S should be numbered with the next sequence number of the last task in this Task-list?
tasklist 1 has 500 tasks and last task id is #500
tasklist 2 has 5 tasks and the last task id is #5.
so i cut out the last 5 tasks from Tasklist 1 (task ID's 496-500), and paste in Tasklist 2, so instead the ID's of the pasted tasks should be renumbered to with the sequence id numbers of tasklist 2 as (6,7,8,9,10), the id's of the new pasted tasks remains 496-500, and then all new tasks in tasklist 2 are following this new sequence number, starting by 501 and ahead.
The tricky bit is that if I reset the IDs I also have to fix up any dependencies and task references. I'm sure I have code to do this already but I'll let you know if it looks like it will be a big job.
When I move a task up or down (using Ctrl+UP or CTRL+DOWN), some or all inheritable columns that are at the same SAME LEVEL as the one being moved get completely blanked out.
I may have reported this before, but now I know how to reproduce the problem.
Also, this doesn't seem to be happening in every version since I last reported this. Specifically, I found that it does NOT happen with version 6.5.10 but it DOES happen with version 6.6 Beta 2.
To help you reproduce this, I have e-mailed you my INI file and a small part of my TDL file. To reproduce the problem, use both files with version 6.6 Beta and then try moving one of the sub-tasks up or down that are in the "1) Main Tasks" task. Thanks!
It would be great Dan if you could add an option "calculate from today" to the "Offset Dates"-Menu for using it also as an option to defer tasks (startdate) x days in the future.
I wish the last cursorposition in the comments could be recognized for each task.
Sometimes the taskname is too long to be displayed completely. Unfortunately TDL/Windows likes to scroll to the end of the taskname which then makes the whole tasklist hard to read. Maybe the tasklist could be fixated horizontally unless one does horizontal scrolling via Scrollbar or CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow left.
Is it possible not to display/to hide the "(...)" if there is text in the comments. Maybe as an option in the prefs.
I like the option to select the last selected tasks with ALT + Arrow Left. Unfortunately if I selected some more tasks between I have to step through all those tasks and no idea when the wanted task will show up. Maybe it would be nice to display a brief window with a list of the tasks I have selected in the past and select there the wanted task directly?
I still miss an option to print just the selected text (and nothing but the text) in the comments.
I am aware of previous discussion around the hiding of columns, but the memories are a bit vague. Have you considered the ability to hide columns in the task grid further? I have been adding custom attributes, and my task titles are getting a wee bit scrunched against the comments pane. To explain my thinking as to how this might work:
- Attributes can be selected as now, and the column and edit / filter fields for that attribute do not appear.
- Attributes can be set to hideable. A button can be added to the UI to hide/show these attributes.
-- When set to 'Hide', the grid column width for these attributes is set to zero. When set to 'Show', the column width is normal.
-- These attributes still appear in the filter and edit bars (or that could be definable too).
-- Perhaps the UI could have a >> and << button next to the 'Project" text box.
-- Default would be as it is now.
I use this type of thing in some of my spreadsheets to unclutter the view - to only show the frequently used information. If I need the additional information, I can unhide it, work on it, then hide it again.
[Edit: On further thought, this could be improved (or complicated) by having saved views (selectable as a drop down next to the Project text box). You could then have several views with certain columns shown or hidden.]
I've been working on a new hybrid widget that combines a tree side-by-side with a list (or list/list) such that they are vertically synchronized but can scroll horizontally independently, as showcased by the Gantt demo.
If this proves to be a success, then 6.8 will see me rewrite the task-tree and list-view to use this widget. Then I can implement resizing, reordering and hiding columns once for any view that uses this widget.
Start and Due Dates are not being added to the new task, when completing a recurring task (recurs monthly, create a new task, based on due date). [Edit: weird: the dates appear later (+5 minutes) - unsure what the event that causes this is).
Colours are not updating when changing priority (colouring by priority is on). Similarly with the parent tasks (task colour by priority and parents priority is the highest of it children priority).
If you can't reproduce this, I wonder whether this might be an issue with my laptop not being restarted for a few weeks. Hate shutting down due to all the things open...
Will shutdown properly and restart tonight and see if it fixes things.
[Edit: Unfortunately these issues still appear after restart. I will investigate further.].
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