Here’s a common complaint about OmniFocus:
I wished there was a back button for OmniFocus.
Oftentimes, I move from one perspective to another perspective. But I might want to return to the previous perspective. One way to keep place place in a previous perspective is to use multiple tabs in MacOS. You can select
New Tab or Command-Option-T
Creating a new tab will show the same perspective view I am in. Then I can go to another perspective if needed.
One situation that I encounter often is revealing a task in a project. I might be in a perspective that shows all of my
@Mac tasks. I can select the task in the outline pane. Then hit Command-Option-R or
Show in Projects.
Hitting this hotkey will take me to the Projects perspective and I can see the task in whatever project it belongs to. Sometimes I’ll forget what perspective what I want to return to. Using a simple Keyboard Maestro will automate this process. I no longer need a “Back” button like a web browser. I used KM to re-assign Command-Option-R to a macro that will show the task’s project in a new tab. When I am done, I hit Command-W to close the tab and I return back to my original perspective.
I do wish for a “Back” button in OmniFocus but I alleviated that by creating a quick and simple KM macro.
Hope you enjoyed little tip! Share your favorite tips. What sounds so simple could be a mind-blowing lifesaver for the rest of us!