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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Bug: Priority Of A Task In Emacs 27.2 Cannot Be Removed With Space Key ("SPC to remove")
Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 00:40:24 +1000
Message-ID: <87o8cwmdua.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <036bf2df-8a2a-4418-8a66-59911e1b228d@www.fastmail.com>


Confirmed.

Yes, I would agree that not being able to clear the priority by entering
space when using numeric priorities is a bug. The minibuffer prompt even
states you can enter a space character to clear the priority.

To reproduce -

set the org variables


(setq org-priority-highest 1
      org-priority-lowest 10
      org-priority-default 5)

Use C-c , to set a priority on a TODO item.
Use C-c , and enter a space <enter>

Observe the priority cookie is not removed.

This only occurs with numeric priority values. The default letter based
priority values and space to clear functionality work as expected.

Org version: 9.4.6
Emacs version 27.2

"Samuel Banya" <sbanya@fastmail.com> writes:

> Gotcha, yeah I only use priority 1 through 5 with a kind of "Getting Things Done" mentality to file things away in their right place.
>
> I don't like using letters unfortunately, but thanks for this potential workaround in that case.
>
> Clearing priorities with a space and enter doesn't work though, and I believe this is a bug.
>
> On Thu, May 27, 2021, at 1:26 AM, Tim Cross wrote:
>
>  Not sure how easy it would be to restore the previous behaviour. I guess
>  if you restricted numerical priorities to 0 .. 9 it would be reasonably
>  easy as you only need to check for a single key press. However, once you
>  go above 9 and have the situation where the value could be more than a
>  single key press, you have no way to know when input is finished.
>
>  It should be noted that the old behaviour using letters for priorities
>  still works (as does clearing wiht a space). Personally, I've always
>  been happy with just letters and 3 priorities. I find once you go past
>  about 3 or 4, priorities don't have a lot of value. YMMV of course.
>
>  "Samuel Banya" <sbanya@fastmail.com> writes:
>
>  > Thanks for confirming this as I didn't know if it was my config or something.
>  >
>  > I'd like to add if possible, if there would the ability to restore the previously functionality of being able to just hit a number from 1 to 9 to set the
>  priority
>  > of a task as well.
>  >
>  > Didn't want to conflate things too much, but it would be great if there was a config option around this before I would have to make a workaround
>  in Elisp
>  > instead.
>  >
>  > On Thu, May 27, 2021, at 4:05 AM, Tim Cross wrote:
>  >
>  >  Confirmed
>  >
>  >  I can reproduce this in org 9.4.6, Emacs 27.2. Bug confirmed.
>  >
>  >  "Samuel Banya" <sbanya@fastmail.com> writes:
>  >
>  >  > Hello there,
>  >  >
>  >  > I noticed a weird bug within Emacs Org Mode as I use it often for my TODO lists for both personal use and for work.
>  >  >
>  >  > I noticed that if you hit "C-c ," you are prompted nowadays to enter a number from like 1 to whatever your highest priority was set to, and that
>  >  you have
>  >  > to enter in the number and THEN press enter.
>  >  >
>  >  > This behavior on a side note is a little annoying since I usually only use priorities 1 through 5, and don't want to have to hit enter each time. I
>  kind
>  >  of wish
>  >  > I could just go back to just hitting '1' or '5' and moving on. But, I understand this was to make the ceiling of the highest priority be like 65 or
>  >  something
>  >  > like that, so I understand why this was included.
>  >  >
>  >  > My main point is that the "SPC to remove" option doesn't actually work.
>  >  >
>  >  > If you try doing "C-c ," then hit Space, and then press Enter, the priority of the task still remains the same.
>  >  >
>  >  > Workaround:
>  >  > I've had to manually delete the priority number as a workaround which is a bit annoying.
>  >  > I've used F3 as a on-the-fly macro to quickly do this across multiple todo list items as well.
>  >  > However, it does feel a little awkward having to do this, so I'm wondering if anyone has encountered this as well.
>  >  >
>  >  > Thanks,
>  >  >
>  >  > Sam
>  >
>  >  -- 
>  >  Tim Cross
>
>  -- 
>  Tim Cross


-- 
Tim Cross


      reply	other threads:[~2021-05-27 15:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-27  2:29 Samuel Banya
2021-05-27  4:05 ` Tim Cross
2021-05-27  4:54   ` Samuel Banya
2021-05-27  5:26     ` Tim Cross
2021-05-27 13:10       ` Samuel Banya
2021-05-27 14:40         ` Tim Cross [this message]

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