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[Orgmode] Re: Is there any way to active the reminder of Org mode in Ema
[Orgmode] Re: Is there any way to active the reminder of Org mode in Emacs?
Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:01:05 -0400
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)
"Daniel Clemente" <address@hidden> writes:
> to me, appt is still rather uncomfortable; maybe because I don't
> know how to use it correctly. What I have found is:
> If you don't notice a reminder message (for instance because you
> are away from your computer for hours), the reminder goes away and you
> never see it. appt might ask for a confirmation.
> How can you go from the appointment reminder to the org file which
> describes it?
My setup sets up reminders for today only. The run-at-time line
refreshes the appointments tomorrow if I leave Emacs running overnight.
The appointments (for me) are all viewable on the agenda. Anything with
a time that shows up in the agenda for today sets an appointment alarm.
The first thing I do when returning to Emacs is check the agenda for
today - that's just a habit I have. I don't normally have more than 1
or 2 appointments in a day and most days have no appointments. I sit in
front of Emacs all day though and the beep reminder from the appointment
works great for me.
Other people have setups that pop-up a window when the appointment alarm
occurs - you can find details by searching the list archives.
> Maybe it's 23:00 h and you have one appointment not for today, but
> for tomorrow; but appt shows you only the ones for today. How do you
> make it show just „the next one"?
The appointments from org-mode are in the agenda. If you look at the
week agenda (C-c C-a a w) and have it set up to you always display today
forward the appointment is pretty obvious.
The setup for that is
(setq org-agenda-start-on-weekday nil)
> In fact, how can you see the next appointments? (Even if they are
> for next week)
Appointments are just for today. I'd look ahead at my agenda for
scheduled items. Repeated scheduled items show up on each day in the
> How can you make that appt checks your agenda every N hours?
As long as emacs is running the appointment list is active. Each time I
change the agenda it refreshes the appointments for me.
> appt displays the reminder at the modeline. What happens if, just
> after the message, you receive other messages? The reminder can also
> get lost.
It displays the appointment multiple times (and beeps) for me. At 12
min, 9 min, 6 min, 3 min, and 0 min. The modeline has the pending
appointment (App't in 4 min) during this entire period.
> Do you find appt complete and nice to use? If so, how did you improve it?
> Are there better methods?
It works great for me. It's not "in-my-face" so that it disrupts
whatever I'm doing. The beep, message, and modeline is enough of a
reminder and I just go to the org-entry from the agenda.