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Re: [O] starting a clock when not in org-mode

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: Re: [O] starting a clock when not in org-mode
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 08:32:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Matt Lundin <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Eric,
> Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>> The org-clock-in method works very well when I am pro-actively deciding
>> what tasks to work on, e.g. through the agenda view.  However, in some
>> cases, I am reacting to external events (emails, somebody coming to see
>> me, phone call, etc).  I have a number of tasks which are more general
>> and which capture this type of activity (admin, teaching, ...).  If I
>> happen to be in an org mode buffer, then "C-u M-x org-clock-in RET"
>> allows me to pick the particular task (as it will typically be in the
>> history) and clock it in.  Works well.
>> If I am *not* in an org buffer (yes, this happens sometimes ;-), I
>> cannot do this as org-clock-in, even with the C-u arg, wants to find a
>> headline.  Can anybody suggest how I can clock in to a previously
>> clocked task from any emacs mode?
> I cannot reproduce this. Here are the steps I took.
>  - clocked into a headline
>  - clocked out
>  - switched buffer to *scratch* (I tried it a second time with a TeX
>    buffer, which also worked)
>  - typed C-u M-x org-clock-in
>  - selected 1 (the most recent task)
> Org successfully clocked into the task in the background.

I can't reproduce this either.  Clocking in from any buffer works for


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