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Chris182 2013-08-27 12:37 PM

Focus on a Group -separate window?

Is there a way to focus on a Group in a separate window?
If not, I would be interested in how others "focus" on groups so that they are not distracted by other items in a project.



wilsonng 2013-08-28 09:39 PM

Using the left sidebar, you should be able to select a group of projects that you want to focus on. After highlighting the group of projects or contexts, go to the menu bar and select View >Focus on [name of projects or contexts]. You can also use the hot key Command-Control-F.

Then go to menu bar Perspectives > Save Window As > New Perspective.

The perspectives window will appear. Click on the check box for "Always open in new window".

Rename the perpsective to your heart's content.

You can record a shortcut key to invoke this perspective whenever you want. Or you can add it to your toolbar by control-clicking on the toolbar and select "Customer Toolbar...".

This perspective will also appear in the Perspectives menu as well.

Chris182 2013-08-28 09:52 PM

Thank you for that.
However is it possible to focus on a specific Group within a Project (so that no other Groups or Actions within the Project are visible)?

wilsonng 2013-08-29 01:00 AM

You'll probably have to make that a completely separate project and focus on that.

One way to create a big project is to have one big folder holding multiple projects. Make the first one active and the other remaining projects "On Hold".

Then you can use the Focus and Create perspective for that.

Break big project into multiple projects

Folder: Big Cleaning Garage Project

Project 1: Declutter Garage (Active status)

Project 2: Buying all the cleaning materials at hardware Store (On Hold status)

Project 3: Clean Garage (On Hold status)

Project 4: Put things back into Garage (On Hold status)

Set Focus to Project 1: Declutter Garage and create perspective.

There is currently no way to focus in on a subproject. One thing you can do is to use the disclosure triangles to reveal or collapse the subprojects. I think you have to make sure the checkbox for "restore expansion" is checked to preserve the state of each subproject (if it is expanded or collapsed).

Chris182 2013-08-29 09:02 PM

Thank you wilsonng1

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