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There is probably a good reason, but I was wondering why an activity that doesn't have a context is gray and italic. It seems like a task without a context can still be available. Maybe in context view they would show up under a "Context Unassigned" context. Anyway, it will help to know why a context is required in order to make a task availale. Thanks.
 
Available means you can do it. Context means the place where it is done. I don't see why it wouldn't be logical to require a context to consider an action available - can you give an example of the use you're seeking?
 
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Available means you can do it. Context means the place where it is done. I don't see why it wouldn't be logical to require a context to consider an action available - can you give an example of the use you're seeking?
Point taken. I have just found that at times when moving items from the inbox to the projects I haven't yet assigned a context but from a project view standpoint they still are tasks that need to be done.

I am OK either way though because I will assign a context to all of my items eventually (which is what makes the system work for me, especially if multiple contexts can be assigned).
 
OmniFocus in this way is rather strict GTD: the item is unavailable to do until you've decide where or how to do it (by assigning a context). It can't be available because OF doesn't know where in Contet mode to display it.

That they're grey and italic doesn't mean you can't check it off as done, though.
 
 


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