The Omni Group
These forums are now read-only. Please visit our new forums to participate in discussion. A new account will be required to post in the new forums. For more info on the switch, see this post. Thank you!

Go Back   The Omni Group Forums > OmniFocus > OmniFocus 1 for Mac
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
Omnifocus becomes frontmost after Quick Entry save? Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Is it my imagination or does assigning a project or context in the Quick Entry window bring the main OmniFocus window to the front when it was previously hidden?

In other words:
  1. Hide OmniFocus (Command-H)
  2. With another app in the foreground and OmniFocus still hidden, bring up the Quick Entry window
  3. Create a new action in the Quick Entry window
  4. Assign a project or context to the new action in the Quick Entry window (this can be done with either the mouse or by tabbing to the field and typing)

I'm running the recently released OmniFocus 1.7.4 on Snow Leopard 10.6.1.

-Dennis
 
I'm seeing that on Tiger with v77.41.1.0.119782.
 
I can repro this, as well. Writing up as a bug. Thanks!
 
Hi,

It seems to me that this is new, introduced in 1.7.4.

When I use the QE window, on clicking Save, Omnifocus steals the focus, requiring me to Cmd-Tab (twice actually) to return to the app I was using prior. I think this defeats the purpose of Quick Entry, which ought to allow me to capture something quickly, and then return to what I was doing without missing a beat, without additional interaction with OmniFocus (at least for the moment).

Anyone else notice this change recently?
 
It's a known problem.

Quote:
Thank you for reporting this we're aware of the Quick Entry issue and have a bug filed in our development database for "Save or Cancel the Quick Entry window brings OmniFocus frontmost [unhide, activation, quickentry] (regression since 1.7.3)".

That code was recently rewritten and we thought we caught all the bugs before releasing 1.7.4, but it appears otherwise. I know that our team is working on this, and we should have a fix in an upcoming update. Thanks for your patience and support in the mean time.
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by whpalmer4 View Post
It's a known problem.
Ah. Nuts, I actually did search the forums for this to avoid a repeat post. My apologies. Up mine.
 
No problem -- just reporting that Omni is already aware of the issue. I don't think it's been posted on the forum before now. There was an apparently related issue mentioned here.

I have enough trouble finding posts that I remember making, much less posts that may not have been made :-) I don't think there's any reason for a forum member to get cranky about someone inadvertently duplicating someone else's report of anomalous behavior, when the goal here is to help each other use the program more effectively, and to help Omni improve the program.
 
I think this more recent thread is more applicable. It sounds like the same problem.

-Dennis
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by whpalmer4 View Post
No problem -- just reporting that Omni is already aware of the issue. I don't think it's been posted on the forum before now. There was an apparently related issue mentioned here.

I have enough trouble finding posts that I remember making, much less posts that may not have been made :-) I don't think there's any reason for a forum member to get cranky about someone inadvertently duplicating someone else's report of anomalous behavior, when the goal here is to help each other use the program more effectively, and to help Omni improve the program.
Agreed, and thanks. :-)

I do try to make an effort. Sometimes I go for a few weeks in between visits to the Omni forums and it's easy to fall behind on the buzz. :-)
 
Merging this thread with the one Dennis linked to, and tweaking the title to hopefully make it more find-able title in the process. Don't feel bad, Fudster; blame me. :-)
 
 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
omnifocus://add without quick entry window iNik OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2 2012-01-20 09:09 AM
OmniFocus Quick Entry via Web form Brian Applying OmniFocus 4 2010-12-06 04:17 PM
Quick entry mikegibb OmniFocus for iPad 2 2010-08-22 04:00 AM
QUICK Entry devn OmniFocus for iPhone 2 2009-04-14 12:12 PM
OmniFocus Ideas, Quick Entry and Reminders devn OmniFocus 1 for Mac 12 2008-02-17 10:32 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.