Originally Posted by KeithFK
I would really like a little bit more flexibility in the ability to create a perspective that shows due items - very helpful for the short-term reviews.
Here's what I'd like to be able to do:
- a perspective with just due items that includes "Due within the next month" and "Due within the next 3 months"
- a perspective that adds flagged items to that
It seems like those could both best be facilitated by adding a couple more items to the definition of "Due soon".
The reason you aren't seeing the items further out is that the "Due or Flagged" selector seems to be the "Due Soon or Flagged" selector in implementation. It seems to have been implemented as a reaction to frequent requests for something like the "Today" feature found in a competing product, and I'm guessing the choice of the more restrictive viewpoint was done to keep the view from being cluttered up with more distant tasks with due dates. Expanding the range of Due Soon choices will certainly do what you request, but at the cost of styling a bigger swath of actions with the Due Soon styling, and I have to wonder if you really want that, as it will likely desensitize you to seeing something with that styling.
My practice is to use the Remaining selector (and group by Due) rather than the Due or Flagged selector. I tend to use the flags to signal things that I need to concentrate on in the near term, so it isn't much of an issue that the longer-term view that I use for seeing things due over the next month or quarter or year doesn't show them. Your mileage may vary, of course.