Originally Posted by Rockyroad
Ok here's something I found - I have my Projects (and Contexts) setup to show "Available". If I change the Projects setting to show "Remaining" then the Action Groups finally show up - but they are in grey (why?). And when you go into the group the actions are all there - but they are in black (as expected)
Why would an Action Group show as "remaining" but not "available"? The one I'm looking at does not have a future start date or anything like that that would stop it being available. I don't want to use the "show Remaining" setting because then it won't hide actions with future start dates, or actions in sequential projects. But if I don't use it, I can't get to any "available" actions that are grouped.
The actions in the groups themselves are all available (shown in black), but it appears that the "non available" group heading is blocking access to them in Project view.
This is not how it works on the Mac, where Action Group headings (and their enclosed actions) show up with the "Available" setting on.
Can anyone confirm that this - On the iPhone (unlike on the Mac) Action Groups including all their available tasks are all hidden when the prefs are set to "Available", even if the group and all its actions are in fact available?
The group itself is only treated as actionable/available when all of the enclosed actions have been completed. This is true on both platforms. At the moment, yes, this means that from project view in the iPhone app, the contents of an action group (and the action group itself) are hidden from view if you are only showing Available actions. I think this is flawed behavior, even if consistent and predictable, and if there is an Available action inside the action group, the action group should be shown to allow the user to drill down to that action.
Send in a report with Send Feedback from the iPhone to boost the priority of this issue if you want it changed. I don't do much planning on the iPhone app, and run with Remaining for my Projects setting, Available for Contexts. Because I do my execution from Context mode and any planning in Project mode, the issue you raise doesn't come up. If you execute from Context mode, showing Remaining in Project mode is the natural choice, I think, and you can see everything that is coming up, whether or not it is currently available (or would be wrongly hidden with Available as the Projects setting).