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alexp 2012-02-10 06:26 AM

Hierarchical tasks don't appear in Due? [A: Enable "show groups in context mode"]
 
Hi all,

I have a project that contains a couple of hierarchical tasks:

- task 1
- sub-task 1.1
- sub-task 1.2
- task 2
- sub-task 2.1
- sub-task 2.2
- sub-task 2.3

Both task 1 and task 2 are Due today.

I have a perspective defined as:

- Context view
- Context filter: All contexts
- Grouping: Due
- Sorting: Flagged
- Availability filter: Remaining
- Status filter: Due or Flagged
- Estimated Time Filter: Any Duration

When I switch to this perspective all sub-tasks are displayed. SUPER!
After completing the sub-tasks, I switch back to this perspective to see what's next, expecting to see the 2 parent tasks in there. But they are not! Whatever I do, I cannot get OmniFocus to show those in the list.

I thought that it might be something wrong with my perspective, so I've tried the default Due perspective. And guess what? Even if both task 1 and task 2 are due today and there's a badge for them in the project perspective, they do *not* show up in the Due perspective. Basically that means it would be very easy to just miss those!

What am I missing? Is there something I don't understand or is this a bug?

thanks in advance,

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Greg Jones 2012-02-10 07:01 AM

If you create sub-tasks under a parent task, the parent becomes an Action Group in OmniFocus. By default Action Groups do not appear in context mode lists, but you can change this behavior. Go to preferences>data>projects & action groups and check the option In Context Mode: Show Projects and Action Groups.

whpalmer4 2012-02-10 07:22 AM

Another possibility is that you do not have a context assigned to the action groups, and you did not have the No Context bin selected when you made the perspective. The default for showing projects and action groups in context mode is actually on, not off, and by default, the No Context bin isn't part of the selection when you switch to context mode.

alexp 2012-02-10 11:03 AM

[QUOTE=Greg Jones;107262]If you create sub-tasks under a parent task, the parent becomes an Action Group in OmniFocus. By default Action Groups do not appear in context mode lists, but you can change this behavior. Go to preferences>data>projects & action groups and check the option In Context Mode: Show Projects and Action Groups.[/QUOTE]

This did it. Thanks


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