Monday, July 28, 2008

Re: text *ticklers* flashing at the top

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 2:45 PM, harjeet <> wrote:
Whenever there is a tickler for a particular day, the text *ticklers*
keeps flashing in the top bar. I find this a bit distracting. Is there
a way to turn the flashing feature off?

It's supposed to be distracting. The way to stop the flashing is to deal with the tickler. Convert it to an action or a project perhaps? Put it back a day? A week? But, if you really must turn off the blink, here's what to do:
  • Click More/TW/Tags/systemConfig
  • Click the triangle down arrow and select MgtdList
  • Click 'edit' to edit
  • Find this line:
var blinker = createTiddlyElement(place,'blink');
  • Change it to this:
var blinker = createTiddlyElement(place,'span');
  • Click 'done'
  • Save and reload.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Almost forgot...

The Done actions now sort correctly. Try it here. Here is the changeset if you're interested.

Small update

  • Projects with upcoming ticklers no longer show up in the "Active Projects with no Next Action" list
  • A few typos and bugs fixed
Demo. How to update.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Re: Startup help please

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 8:57 AM, Ronald Wiplinger <> wrote:

I would like to change the MonkeyGTD 3.0 alpha r709013 Title with something reflecting me personal, a logo, my name. How can I do that?

To change the html title (it appears in your bookmarks and in the window title bar:
  • Click the tabs: More, TW, More, Shad
  • Click on SiteTitle and SiteSubtitle
  • Click edit, type the text you want (in the content, you must leave the title as SiteTitle), click done.
To change the MonkeyGTD title at the top of the page:
  • Click tabs: More, TW, More, Tags
  • Click on systemTheme
  • The themes are hidden from the tagging list because of the excludeLists tag.. long story.. so click the little downwards pointing triangle and then click MonkeyGTDTheme.
  • Click edit and scroll down to the section under !PageTemplate
  • Edit as required. Be careful as you can do some damage here. The part after <div class='header2'> is the heading. Click done when you're done.
  • You need to trigger a page template refresh. You can save and reload or you can switch a realm off and on again.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Using timestamps to log activity within an action

Today's post is excerpted from a comment by Jim:

Starting this week my boss wants weekly reports. To any MGTD user this is very easy. If you log your activities in the action tiddlers as I do, with a date time stamp (eg. "{t} - blah blah"), you just harvest the done or modded actions at the end of the week. What the Americans would call a "snap".

When coming back to work some more on an action (actions can get projecty), it is easy to see who you called, what was said etc. MGTD thus allows you to record and peruse different threads very easily. I have been looking for a tool that can do that since 1992. MGTD3 is easily the best so far.

That's a nice tip. From the usage description at InstantTimestampPlugin:
If you enter {ts} in your tiddler content (without the spaces) it will be replaced with a timestamp when you save the tiddler. Full list of formats:
  • {ts} or {t} -> timestamp
  • {ds} or {d} -> datestamp
  • !ts or !t at start of line -> !!timestamp
  • !ds or !d at start of line -> !!datestamp

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


"added some grouped by contact views. fixed bug where you couldn't remove things using the drop down selectors. some menu tweaks."