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pjb 2009-01-01 04:11 AM

growl or gripe?
 
When I opened my laptop this Jan 1 every inch of screen space was covered by an OF growl notice. What a sight. Guess I better get to work!

curt.clifton 2009-01-01 08:20 AM

Heh. Me too. Perhaps a good time to remember that option-clicking the close X on a Growl notification will close all the notifications.

Toadling 2009-01-01 09:02 AM

So do you guys have a lot of actions set to start this year? Or is this some kind of bug?

FWIW, I didn't see this on my system - only a couple Growl notifications that were expected.

-Dennis

pjb 2009-01-01 04:57 PM

just bad planning
 
I had a project with a due date of 12/31/08 but it has one sub-project for each month and each of those has four actions, most with only one or two checked off. A little laziness adds up.

mgetzski 2009-01-01 06:31 PM

Speaking of due dates......
 
I modified older actions to make due dates within January. I have about 5 which are due tomorrow and have the due soon set for 2 days. None of the actions in this project are getting the due soon label. I was first a OmniFocus iPhone user and noticed the flakiness of the overdue and due soon labels with the iPhone version as well. Any tips to getting these to work better?

curt.clifton 2009-01-02 12:31 PM

To be clear, I see no flakiness with the dates at all. I just had a few projects that had Jan. 1 start dates and were set to allow parallel actions. I have Growl display actions as they become available, hence a mountain of available actions.

mgetzski, what do you mean by the action not getting the "due soon" label? Are they not colored in Planning Mode?

mgetzski 2009-01-02 02:50 PM

Due Soon or Not Due Soon, That is the Question.
 
I think I figured out what is going on. I entered my actions with start dates and due dates. The start time hadn't happened yet, so the action would not show as due soon, even with the due date within 48 hours. Whether the action has started yet, the action is still "due soon". I think that should be corrected. As the day went on and the start times woke the actions up, the due soon status would appear.

curt.clifton 2009-01-02 03:42 PM

What are your view settings? If you show Remaining actions grouped by Due Soon, then the item will show. (That is, switch to the built-in Due Soon perspective, turn on the View Bar, and change the Due Soon lozenge to Remaining.)

The way it works now is more flexible than if unavailable, but due soon, actions were displayed. For example, my Check Email action has a start time of 2.5 hours after completion and a due time of 3.5 hours after completion. That action would never be hidden under your proposal, but the reason for a future start time is precisely so it will be hidden.

If you want to see all Due Soon items, even if they aren't available, then you can save your own perspective showing that view. Just choose Perspective --> Save Window as New Perspective.


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