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    Exclamation b885 - Editing recurring task - no question if current task or series anymore?

    Hallo,

    when clicking on "EDIT" of a task which is part of an series (recurring task) till b881 DO asked, if I want to change the current task only or the complete series. This question does not pop up with b885. Bug or feature?

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    OMG - Someone noticed!

    I took this out a couple days ago.

    In your mind, what was the difference between Current Task only or Series? In my mind, there is no difference so no need for the extra prompt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJOCTO View Post
    OMG - Someone noticed!

    I took this out a couple days ago.

    In your mind, what was the difference between Current Task only or Series? In my mind, there is no difference so no need for the extra prompt.
    So didn't you handle them in different way in the past? ;-)

    The difference is:

    1.) Change current task (eg "do backup") --> eg shift from monday to wednesday, because I'm out of office this week, but do not change the future tasks (keep them on monday).

    2.) Change all future task --> shift all future tasks to wednesday.

    I understood it this way ...

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    That was my understanding too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG111 View Post
    So didn't you handle them in different way in the past? ;-)

    The difference is:

    1.) Change current task (eg "do backup") --> eg shift from monday to wednesday, because I'm out of office this week, but do not change the future tasks (keep them on monday).

    2.) Change all future task --> shift all future tasks to wednesday.

    I understood it this way ...

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    Also my understanding and how I have used it in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG111 View Post
    So didn't you handle them in different way in the past? ;-)

    The difference is:

    1.) Change current task (eg "do backup") --> eg shift from monday to wednesday, because I'm out of office this week, but do not change the future tasks (keep them on monday).

    2.) Change all future task --> shift all future tasks to wednesday.

    I understood it this way ...

    Michael
    Also my understanding and how I have used it in the past.
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    Ok. The actual action is:

    Select "This Instance" then it created the next instance which becomes the new "master", and then let you change this instance.

    Select "Whole Series" then it does what it does now, just allows you to change the current instance.

    I can set it back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJOCTO View Post
    Ok. The actual action is:

    Select "This Instance" then it created the next instance which becomes the new "master", and then let you change this instance.
    Are you sure? I think, a new instance is being created following the pattern in the future and the current (!) instance is being edited.

    Select "Whole Series" then it does what it does now, just allows you to change the current instance.
    ... so right now, there's no way to change the current instance only, right?

    I can set it back...
    I'm not sure, but I don't see an advantage in reducing features, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJOCTO View Post
    Ok. The actual action is:

    Select "This Instance" then it created the next instance which becomes the new "master", and then let you change this instance.

    Select "Whole Series" then it does what it does now, just allows you to change the current instance.

    I can set it back...
    Sorry, but this just completely confuses me.

    I also assumed it worked the way Michael, McLion and Cecil described and that *is* the way it works in Outlook. I don't use tasks, though, only Calendar. Is Calendar different in DJO. Most of the time, this is something I would do with Outlook and not DJO, but I think it should work as described:

    "Just this instance" creates an exception in the repeating sequence

    "Whole series" should make the change to the entire repeating sequence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hook View Post
    Sorry, but this just completely confuses me.

    I also assumed it worked the way Michael, McLion and Cecil described and that *is* the way it works in Outlook. I don't use tasks, though, only Calendar. Is Calendar different in DJO. Most of the time, this is something I would do with Outlook and not DJO, but I think it should work as described:

    "Just this instance" creates an exception in the repeating sequence

    "Whole series" should make the change to the entire repeating sequence.
    I second that!
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