The views are created through a dispatcher, accessible with M-x org-agenda, or, better, bound to a global key (see Activation). It displays a menu from which an additional letter is required to execute a command. The dispatcher offers the following default commands:
Create the calendar-like agenda (see Weekly/daily agenda).
Create a list of all TODO items (see Global TODO list).
Create a list of headlines matching a given expression (see Matching tags and properties).
Create a list of entries selected by a boolean expression of keywords and/or regular expressions that must or must not occur in the entry.
Search for a regular expression in all agenda files and
additionally in the files listed in
org-agenda-text-search-extra-files. This uses the Emacs
multi-occur. A prefix argument can be used to specify
the number of context lines for each match, default is
Create a list of stuck projects (see Stuck projects).
Restrict an agenda command to the current buffer93. After pressing <, you still need to press the character selecting the command.
If there is an active region, restrict the following agenda command to the region. Otherwise, restrict it to the current subtree94. After pressing < <, you still need to press the character selecting the command.
Toggle sticky agenda views. By default, Org maintains only
a single agenda buffer and rebuilds it each time you change the
view, to make sure everything is always up to date. If you
switch between views often and the build time bothers you, you
can turn on sticky agenda buffers (make this the default by
customizing the variable
org-agenda-sticky). With sticky
agendas, the dispatcher only switches to the selected view, you
need to update it by hand with r or g. You
can toggle sticky agenda view any time with
You can also define custom commands that are accessible through the dispatcher, just like the default commands. This includes the possibility to create extended agenda buffers that contain several blocks together, for example the weekly agenda, the global TODO list and a number of special tags matches. See Custom Agenda Views.
For backward compatibility, you can also press 1 to restrict to the current buffer.
For backward compatibility, you can also press 0 to restrict to the current region/subtree.