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Layout commands

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  1. Layout commands
    1. Hiding/Showing Elements
    2. Short Mode

Hiding/Showing Elements

You can hide and show individual elements of the rendered list with the “hide” and “show” commands together with the name of the element.

The following elements exist:

  • edit button
  • backlink
  • urgency
  • priority
  • start date
  • scheduled date
  • due date
  • done date
  • recurrence rule
  • task count

urgency was introduced in Tasks 1.14.0.

All of these elements except urgency are shown by default, so you will use the command hide if you do not want to show any of them, or the command show to show the urgency score.

The show commands were introduced in Tasks 1.14.0.


no due date
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hide recurrence rule
hide task count
hide backlink
show urgency

Short Mode

In short mode, query results will only show the emojis, but not the concrete recurrence rule or dates. You can hover over the task to see the rule and dates in a tooltip.

The command is short mode.


not done
short mode