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Re: [O] indirect buffer for properties

From: Michael Brand
Subject: Re: [O] indirect buffer for properties
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 21:16:50 +0200

Hi Bernt

Thanks for the suggestion. "C-c C-x p" with completion is perfect
for me to _edit_ a certain outline item and one of its

But I would also like the possibility to fast _walk through_ an
outline tree to only see _all_ properties per item _at a glance_.

The idea was to have a "primary Org buffer" (see below), opened
e. g. in the state org-content, and a second "indirect buffer for
properties" (see below) to show all the properties of the item
where the point in the primary buffer is currently in. Moving up
and down in the primary buffer would automatically update the
indirect buffer to follow the current item. Possibly _edit_ a
property here and there in the indirect buffer would be a nice
add-on as an alternative to "C-c C-x p" for some cases but not
the main purpose.

/ * section                                         /
/ ** [#C] first subsection...                       /
/ ** [#B] second subsection...                      /
/ ** DONE third subsection...                       /
/                                                   /
/------ (the primary Org buffer) -------------------/
/ :ITEM:     second subsection                      /
/ :PRIORITY: B                                      /
/ :prop:     short value                            /
/ :property_with_long_key: property with long value /
/ [... many more custom properties ...]             /
/                                                   /
/------ (the indirect buffer for properties) -------/

This idea is inspired by org-tree-to-indirect-buffer (C-c C-x b)
and the recently introduced org-table-follow-field-mode with its
thread about truncated long lines in tables:


On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 15:17, Bernt Hansen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Michael Brand <address@hidden> writes:
>> What do you think about an indirect buffer for properties (or is there
>> already one I don't know of yet?) that lets one view and maybe even
>> edit all properties of the typically folded current heading of the
>> primary buffer in an indirect buffer?
> I just use C-c C-x p with IDO completion to show property names.  This
> shows the current value if any and allows editing the value.  Does this
> do what you want?

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