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Tasklist Attribute Preferences

(Menu Bar > Tools > Preferences > User Interface > Tasklist Attributes)

Date/Time Formatting

Hide 'Start' and 'Due' dates for completed tasks
This is just one of a number of options for reducing clutter and visiually separating complete and incomplete tasks.

Hide zero 'Times' and 'Costs'
Again this helps reduce visual clutter by not rendering the time or cost when it is zero.

Display dates in ISO format
The ISO date format is non-locale specific format which ensures that no matter where you are, dates will always look identical. Note: ToDoList always stores dates in ISO format when saving them to disk or when exporting.

Include the weekday when displaying dates
This option displays the abbreviated weekday in front of the date.

Note: Without this option set dates are aligned to the left of the column, with it they are aligned to the right, just to make scanning the dates easier.

Round 'Time Estimate/Spent' to whole numbers
This simplifies the display of task times without changing the actual values recorded. Again just to make scanning the tasklist easier.

Display 'Time Estimate/Spent' times in HMS format
This displays times in (what's referred to in TDL as) HMS format. This is not specifically Hours, Minutes, and Seconds. For example, 1.5 hours becomes 1h30m, and 2.75 days becomes 2d6h. If a task is estimated at 50 hours, where 1 day = 8 hours and one week = 5 days, then the value displayed is 1w1d. Large hour values display like 2y5m - that's 2 years and 5 months with days truncated.

Note: the length of a week and the length of a day are those specified elsewhere in the Preferences.

Append the user's 'Created By' name when pasting the 'Date/Time'
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Append the following text when pasting the 'Date/Time'
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Show 'Reminders' as dates and times
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Show completion checkbox beside task's title when completion column is hidden
This option moves the checkbox for marking a task as complete tight up against the task's title text rather than in its own column. - TODO -

Hide the splitter bar between task titles and attribute columns
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Show task infotips
Displays detailed information when you move the mouse cursor over a task in the task list.

  • Limit length of comments shown to 'n' characters
    Without this option ToDoList would display the entirety of a task's comments in the infotip which would lead to large and unwieldy info-tips.

Display comments after task title in list
This option renders any additional comments after a task's title text in the task list.

Note: the task view horizontal scrollbar will not extend to accommodate this extra text so not all of the comment may be visible.

  • Display only the first line of comments
    This is a useful device that you can use to selectively show and hide the comments that are displayed after the task title. To hide the comments simply make the fist line of the comments blank.

Strike-through completed tasks
This useful for easily identifying which tasks are completed.

Note If you use a high resolution display you might find that the default struck-through font used for completed tasks is virtually unreadable, in which case deselect this option.

Show Parent tasks with a folder icon
This helps to pick out parent tasks by assciating a folder icon with them.

Note: If you manually specify an icon manually specify an icon then this will override the parent folder icon.

Hide zero '% Complete' (0%)
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Hide '% Complete' for completed tasks
To help highlight incomplete tasks and to maintain a less cluttered task list you can have ToDoList not display '100%' for completed tasks.

Show '% Complete' as a progress bar
As well as showing a task's completion status as a percentage, you can also display it as a coloured bar (based on its priority).

Set '% Complete' increment to 'n'
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Show columns on the right of the task tree
This displays the task title at the left most column and the rest of the columns to the right.

Show non-file links as text
By default ToDoList displays file links by their representative icon. This option allows you to use this field to also store raw text and not have ToDoList try to convert it to a file icon.

Set focus to tasklist whenever ToDoList is activated
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Display the selected task's path in the list header
In task lists with many tasks, each of which has many subtasks, it is very easy to lose track of just where you are. This option will display the path of the currently selected task in the task list header.

Always hide parent task's in List View
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See also: Preferences Dialog, Tools Menu, Application Toolbar

user-interface-task-prefs.txt · Last modified: 2020/11/21 02:21 (external edit)