Originally Posted by curt.clifton
Actions of a project do indeed inherit the projects flagged state, so the actions must be hidden for some other reason.
What sort of perspective are you using? What are your view bar settings? Are you in Context Mode or Planning Mode?
Yes, I'm using the view bar and have tried a variety of settings. For example:
Group by Context
Sort by Project
Show Actions: Due or Flagged (I want to see both due and all flagged)
I also noticed that when I flag the top of a hierarchy the individual items don't get flagged with a hot flag - its a ghost flag. That must mean something, but I'm not sure what.
I'll explain what I'm trying to achieve. My overall goal is to have a single perspective (lets call it Today) in which I'd like to see everything I expect to do Today. Logically, if I'm working on a project I will chunk it down in to achievable pieces and I'd like to flag the top of the hierarchy for that sub project (for want of a better term) and see all the actions in my Today Perspective. Instead I'm finding that I need to flag all actions.
Taking this a step further, one of the many, delights of GTD is that of focus and in to that comes not having to worry about sequence. Now, if I set my sub project up to run in sequence and I flag it I would have expected the available task to be the first one in the sequence and for it to appear in my Today Perspective regardless of due date. When I complete it I expected the next task to appear in the context it needs to be done in and so on. It's great to work in autopilot!
(As an aside - if I remove the flag and use due dates, but keep the actions running in sequence, I see all the actions in my Due and Today perspective. So I'm back to having to work out which action I have to do next and I have to go back to a project view to work that out.
Perhaps, I'm asking a bit much here.)
I'm thinking that there must be a reason why the flag isn't inherited fully lower in the hierarchy but I'm not seeing it at the moment.