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Howdy,

So I'm back to OmniFocus (woohoo!), and have a few questions I'm hoping someone can help me with:

1. From the Projects sidebar, how do you get to the project itself to add tasks, notes, etc., via the keyboard?

In other words, say app focus is on Project "A" in the sidebar. What key do I press to jump to Project "A" in the main window so I can edit a note for that project? I know the shortcut to edit the note while focus is on the main window (command + apostrophe).

2. Is there a way to insert a link in the notes section? Let's say I have a folder with the files that correspond to a project. Can I put in a link to that folder, ideally via a "browse" window?

3. Lastly, the Inbox has a number display of how many items it contains. Can I have a similar count for folders for how many projects they contain, or how many tasks a project has?

Thanks!
 
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1. From the Projects sidebar, how do you get to the project itself to add tasks, notes, etc., via the keyboard?
cmd-4 (View->Go To Main Outline)
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2. Is there a way to insert a link in the notes section? Let's say I have a folder with the files that correspond to a project. Can I put in a link to that folder, ideally via a "browse" window?
Drag and drop the file/folder on the note, or use Edit->Attach File... (which will give you the option to embed a copy of the file instead of making a link)
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3. Lastly, the Inbox has a number display of how many items it contains. Can I have a similar count for folders for how many projects they contain, or how many tasks a project has?
I don't think so. By the way, if you have an item in the Inbox which has a due date in the past or near future (within your "Due Soon" period), you won't get a display of the count of items in the Inbox, but rather the count of due or nearly due items.
 
Thanks for the reply!

Regarding #1, CMD + 4 shifts focus to the main window, but then you have to use the "up" arrow key to get to the project. Seems like an extra step. If there's no other way, I'll make this a feature request.

And thanks for the info on the other two!
 
If I have selected a project in the sidebar and press cmd-4, focus switches to the main window and the project title is selected. If I then press cmd-' the note field opens for editing, or if I press return a new action is created. How could it get any easier without implanting electrodes in my brain? :-)
 
I guess that's the issue, then. If I have a project selected in the sidebar and press CMD+4, focus switches to the main window, but my project title is NOT selected. If I press the "up" arrow, it then becomes selected. Could it be a preference that needs to be set? I'm running v. 1.6.

But electrodes sound good too...

;o)
 
I understand that it doesn't appear to be selected, but if you want to add something, just hit return and start typing...it works even though it doesn't look like it should :-) I'm using the latest Sneaky Peek, but I doubt that makes any difference.
 
 


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