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.



Anonymous Jakob said...

But then maybe it would be nice to put it back one or two hours, wouldn't it? I am missing a time specification for ticklers, or am I getting the concept wrong here? For example I would like to be remembered to do to certain things in the evening.

12:18 PM PDT  
Blogger simon said...

It's been suggested that they should fire at 6am (or some configurable time) instead of midnight. But specifying a time might be even better.

3:35 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ability to specify a time would be amazing... call a client at a specific time, note to go to the bank when they open, get something done at a store before they close...

thank you for all the tweaks and refinements.

6:57 AM PDT  
Blogger PeskyPedant said...

I hear what you lads are saying, but in the the GTD philosophy, tickers are not meant to be a calendar or diary. There are a million calendar/reminder apps in the world. Choose one or just use a paper diary as I do.

If you need to visit the shop at a certain time of day, it should go in your diary. Hope I am making sense here.

1:21 PM PDT  
Anonymous SD said...

I too appreciate all of the hard work and refinements!

I think there is space in GTD for a hour-based tickler, for things that you don't want to be an all-out appointment. Things you would do if you were free at that time, but that are not quite urgent. And, sure there are other apps that could do that, but the fewer apps the better, I say. One would not have to use the hour-based tickler capability it if it weren't for them, and I don't think it'd count as bloat.

Disclaimer: I never studied Allen's book that closely, so this idea may violate some Important Principle.

Lastly, not to pick on peskypendant, but his definition of diary seems very different than mine! :)

9:28 AM PDT  

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