Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Customising your dashboard

Alfonso writes:
Please, oh please. Change the project view!!! Having all of them repeated twice is extremely anoying. Instead of showing both, why don't you let people choose if they want the realm view or the area view? Thank you!
I think the time is right for the first mini-tutorial on customising your dashboards.
  • Click the "More" tab on the right hand side
  • Click "Shadowed"
  • Scroll down to ProjectTiddlerDash and click on it
  • Click the "edit" button or double click the tiddler to edit the contents of ProjectTiddlerDash
  • It should look something like this:
<table width="100%"><tr> <td width="50%" style="vertical-align:top"> <div macro="listByTag title:'Projects by Area' tags:!Complete group:Area "></div> </td> <td width="50%" style="vertical-align:top"> <div macro="listByTag title:'Projects by Realm' group:Realm tags:!Complete sort:-title "></div> </td></tr></table>
  • Now you need to edit it take out the parts you don't like:
<table width="100%"><tr> <td style="vertical-align:top"> <div macro="listByTag title:'Projects by Area' tags:!Complete group:Area "></div> </td> <!-- <td width="50%" style="vertical-align:top"> <div macro="listByTag title:'Projects by Realm' group:Realm tags:!Complete sort:-title "></div> </td> --> </tr></table>
  • Notice that I just used html comments to remove the part I don't want. You could also just delete it. And I deleted the width="50%" for the td so the list can use all the available space.
  • Now open your Project tiddler again (or refresh it if it's already open). Voila.
Note that this technique works for all of your dashboards which are all there under Shadowed. The one thing to note however is if you have a customised dashboard tiddler it masks the shadowed version of it and upgrades only update the shadow version. So for this example, if some future release of MonkeyGTD contains a new version of ProjectTiddlerDash then you won't see it unless you rename your customised version. You would then need to reapply your customisations as applicable.

Okay here is (my first ever) screencast of the above procedure. You probably need to click here to see it at full size.

1 Comments:

Blogger Alfonso said...

Thank you Simon!

I will try to customize it.

Keep up the good work!

PD: When is this going to become BETA? I think this is much more than AlPHA already!

12:48 AM PST  

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