Briefly describe (1-2 sentences): The Upcoming category in My Tasks page disappeared; I only see Today and Later. When I mark a task as Upcoming, this puts it under Later.
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Browser version: Chrome Version 77.0.3865.120
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Hi @YeaRim and thanks for reaching out.
The Upcoming Category won’t appear until you mark at least one task “Upcoming”. can you try and mark one task upcoming using the “Tab+U” shortcut and let me know if that solves your issue?
If you read my second sentence, I said that when I mark a task as Upcoming, this puts it under Later. That was done with the “Tab+U” shortcut, so no, that method does not solve my issue.
Apologies, for missing this info @YeaRim. That does sound strange… is the same thing happening when you mark a task “Upcoming” from this menu?
Yes, it still puts it under “Later”.
Is your My tasks sorted by due date by any chance? If so, could you set your Sorting to “None” and check if you can see “Recently assigned”, “Today” and “Upcoming”?
That’s it!! Thanks for your help. So does the “Upcoming” category disappear when tasks are sorted by due date?
Og glad we worked it out @YeaRim! And yes, it will disappear as soon as you sort your My Tasks by any filter!
Hi, soooo, can that be changed? That seems like a bug to me, since the Today and Later sections remain.
For me personally, I’ve been using the “Marked for Today” as kind of a “shortlist”, things I want to keep top of mind, instead of the old trick of “assigning a fake due date” or “hijacking some other field, Priority or whatever” - because then that obscures REAL, hard due dates. I love, love, love the “Mark for Today” feature for this reason. I’ve got a short list of things with hard due dates, then my Marked for Today “top of mind but not due on a specific day” kind of stuff, then, the rest.
However, that’s getting a bit long, I guess I’d like to be able to shortlist my shortlist, “Marked for Today” is like the top 3 or 5, etc, and then “Marked for Upcoming” is kind of a “top-ish of mind but not burning - I should do sometime in the next week or two” - things I want to keep an eye on when I have a spare second, etc. So I can’t really do that with my current setting of Sort by Due Date, as I’ve just learned from this thread. And I don’t want to turn off sorting by due date - while the auto promoting is neat, I need to see and prepare for things further in advance, and with the Upcoming timing not being configurable, it doesn’t really work for me. (I also have a trillion things in my “Recently Assigned”, which were actually assigned a long time ago…)
Any suggestions? Can I use a Search to create and customize a dashboard? Are you guys of thinking of adding Custom Fields to the My Task view? Thanks much!