"How to" Questions and Answers

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How can I schedule a task for a specific time?

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Advanced smart list examples

Here are some advanced smart lists users have requested.
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How can I make a Smart List with every item that does not have a time estimate?

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How to log out/log off Marvin

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How to set up a recurring task for every week day

Want a recurring task only to show Mo-Fr? Here is how to do that
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Sand timer

One of the two timers in Marvin
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Tomato Timer

One of two timers in Marvin
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How to import/sync with Google Calendar Events

Want to get your events into Marvin? Here is how to do that.
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How to only see work hours in agenda view?

Filter out sleep/inactive time in the agenda view
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How can I only see recurring tasks for today and tomorrow in my week scheduler.

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How to search for completed tasks and projects

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How to create a Smart List based on sections.

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Is there a way to clone/duplicate a project?

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How to filter out future tasks in a Smart List

Don't want to include anything scheduled for the future?
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How to just see one instance of a recurring task in a Smart List.

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How to only put a portion/subset of tasks into the jar

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How to remove a label from a task or project.

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How can I edit time track data?

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How can I view my backup data

Learn how to decompress and view MarvinBackup-YYYYMMDD.json.lzma files
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How can I see a list of all my tasks?

Need a flat list of all tasks, here is how to get it
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How can I see to what project or category a task belongs?

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How to enter a new task at the top of the list?

Add a task to the top of the list
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How can I see a list of all Marvin shortcuts?

You can see the full list of Marvin shortcuts right inside your app.
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How can I see what is new with each version?

Check new features and improvements for each update
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How can I adjust the font size and thickness?

Having a hard time reading the text in Marvin?
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How can I check the version of my app?

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How can I know when there is a new version and update to the latest?

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How to sort your Smart Lists

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How can I create a Smart List with exactly matching labels?

Learn how to filter tasks/projects that have certain labels and no others
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Where can I see my completed tasks and projects?

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How to format text in notes

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How can I see a list of all my projects?

There are three ways you can see all your projects in one place.
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I cleared my browser cache/data, is my data gone?

What happens to your Marvin data if you clear your browser data?
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How to create tabs for Smart Lists

Want to group your Smart Lists in the sidebar? This is how you do it.
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How to add a permanent note to a recurring task

Want a recurring task to always have a specific note? Make sure to add it to the parent.
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What are conflicts (Sync Health Check)?

No worries, conflicts happen. Here is what they mean
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Is my data safe when sync is disabled?

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How can I save the parent category/project of a saved task or project?

Want to have a task always load in a specific category?
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How to create a Smart List with projects that are missing a next step

Need a list with projects that have no next action/step?
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How can I add contexts in Marvin? (GTD)

Use Marvin's labels to add context to your tasks and projects
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How can I set recurring tasks to show up in a specific section?

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How to view all priority-starred Tasks

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How to change the time/duration estimate on an existing task?

Here is how you can change the duration estimate of a task.
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How can I turn a reward task back into a regular task?

Need to remove the "reward" property from a task? Do this.
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How to assign a recurring tasks to a section

Want to have a recurring tasks always show up in a specific section? Follow these steps.
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How can I update my desktop app?

Marvin has frequent updates that include new features. Here is how to update your desktop app.
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How can I add/change the color of a category/project?

Assign colors to your categories by clicking on the folder icon
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How can I work directly from a Smart List?

If you want to work directly from a Smart List, use a "lists" strategy
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How can I add emojis to my tasks and projects?

Depending on which computer you are on there are different ways to add emojis in Marvin
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How can I reorder my Smart Lists?

You can reorder your Smart Lists in the Smart List overlay (top right menu)
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How can I hide/collapse the subtasks of a task?

Collapse and expand the subtasks of a task by clicking the little arrow to the left of the task title
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How can I see how old a task/project is?

How to check how many days ago a task was created
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How can I create a Smart List that includes tasks within a specific duration/time estimate range?

I need a Smart List with tasks that are between 10 and 20 minutes long, how can I set up a filter for that in the Smart List?
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How can I filter with multiple labels or categories in a smart list?

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How do I get to the strategy settings?

Many strategies can be customized in the settings. Learn how to access the strategy settings.
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I have a task I need to recur at least x days and at most x days, how do I set this up?

How to set up a recurring task that has to be done in a specific time window
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Is there a way to clone/duplicate a task?

I want to do a task multiple times, what are my options for copying a task easily?
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