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Re: [Orgmode] Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 21:18:55 +0200

On May 27, 2009, at 10:43 AM, Keith Swartz wrote:

I can see where M-S-ENTER prompting for a status note change would be annoying. Personally, I don't use that feature, so I didn't think of that -- I'm more interested in the timestamps. Basically, I like being able to record /when/ something was first entered as a todo item -- gives me a good way to see which items are the oldest.

One thought is to record the state change, but default the status note to "TODO created", rather than prompting for it.

Then again, maybe a variable is the best answer here, because sooner or later, somebody is going to want to change that. Normally, I'd hate to add more and more variables just to complicate things, but org-mode seems to have no shortage of them. (That's a good thing!) :)

Do you now hate or like it??? :-)

There is now a new variable
`org-treat-insert-todo-heading-as-state-change', default nil.

- Carsten


Carsten Dominik wrote:

On May 26, 2009, at 10:23 AM, Manish wrote:

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 4:45 AM, Keith Swartz wrote:

I'm using org-mode 6.25e right now, and I've turned on the functionality to track todo state changes. If I create a list item (M-ENTER) and then change
it to a TODO (C-c C-t), it correctly puts the state change in the
:LOGBOOK: drawer as I've configured it.

However, if I use M-S-ENTER to combine the above two steps into one (create a "TODO" item), it does NOT create an entry in the LOGBOOK for State
"TODO" from "" at all. Is that a bug?

IMO, this is not really a state change.

In interesting point, and something up for discussion.

I personally am neter interesting in recording a time stamp when first switching an item to TODO. Furthermore, for other state changes I prefer to record a note. However, M-S-RET is really meant for fast adding of one or more TODO entries, and being prompted for a state change note would be really annoying here.

Up for discussion, I am willing to install a variable here....

- Carsten


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