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OmniFocus for iPhone 1.6 allows setting the maximum distance shown in the Nearby Contexts display:

The Nearby Contexts list now only shows contexts which are within 50km (~30 miles) by default. You can change this by using a settings link to update the NearbyDistanceLimit setting (specified in km).

To achieve this, you need to visit a webpage in Safari on your iPhone (or iPod Touch) and tap on a suitably encoded link, which will be of the form

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<a href="x-omnifocus-debug:set-default:NearbyDistanceLimit:100">Use 100km for OmniFocus Nearby Contexts limit</a>
You can turn on the built-in web server on your Mac to do this if you don't have some other website under your control. In the Sharing System Preferences panel, turn on Web Sharing. Then rename the Sites/index.html file (so you can replace it if you want) and substitute the file attached to this post, which gives a range of values from 1 km up to 250 km. If you want a different value, you can edit the file accordingly. Have your iPhone visit the URL that the Web Sharing configuration tells you is the URL for your personal website, and tap on the link. Turn Web Sharing off when you are done, and replace the old index.html file.
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Fantastic. Allows the nearby feature to actually be useful.

Thank you very much for providing this in such an easy to use format.
 
Thanks!

This makes me curious what other things we are able to tweak in this way (at our own risk, I'd guess). Is there a reference of these pokes anywhere?

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Originally Posted by whpalmer4 View Post
OmniFocus for iPhone 1.6 allows setting the maximum distance shown in the Nearby Contexts display:

The Nearby Contexts list now only shows contexts which are within 50km (~30 miles) by default. You can change this by using a settings link to update the NearbyDistanceLimit setting (specified in km).

To achieve this, you need to visit a webpage in Safari on your iPhone (or iPod Touch) and tap on a suitably encoded link, which will be of the form

Code:
<a href="x-omnifocus-debug:set-default:NearbyDistanceLimit:100">Use 100km for OmniFocus Nearby Contexts limit</a>
You can turn on the built-in web server on your Mac to do this if you don't have some other website under your control. In the Sharing System Preferences panel, turn on Web Sharing. Then rename the Sites/index.html file (so you can replace it if you want) and substitute the file attached to this post, which gives a range of values from 1 km up to 250 km. If you want a different value, you can edit the file accordingly. Have your iPhone visit the URL that the Web Sharing configuration tells you is the URL for your personal website, and tap on the link. Turn Web Sharing off when you are done, and replace the old index.html file.
 
one more question about this - just to be clear - when you click on one of these links, there really isn't any indication that OFi has updated the setting is there? I was expecting to see OmniFocus launched when I clicked on the link, but nothing happened.

Thanks again...
 
Not aware of a list, though Ken's got a page on the Omni site that has links using this same mechanism to activate a bunch of debugging operations, such as resetting the keychain, rebuilding the database, etc.

If you successfully click on one of these links in Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch, OmniFocus launches and you do get a notification that something is happening.



In this particular case, despite saying it will quit, it doesn't.
 
First off, thanks to Bill for making this page; to make it a little bit easier for folks to use, I've put it up on one of our web servers. You can access the page with the relevant links here.

Hope this helps!
 
 


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