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Allow to edit Start Time of active Task in Timer

It is often not possible for me to start the Timer "in time". E. g. when my day starts it takes some time until I have the timer open.

In these cases I would like to have the possibility:
1. To start a task in the timer
2. Adjust the start time manually while the task is still active.

A nice addon would be that doing so also adjust the end time of the previous active task in case there is a conflict. This would allow easy adjustment when you have forgotten to start a new task.

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      • Koos de HeerKoos de Heer commented  · 

        It would be perfect if I could push back a mouseclick. Normally, clicking on a task that is not active ends the previous task and starts the task you click on. I would like to be able to right-click a task that is not active and then get the option to push this mouseclick back into the past. If I would choose to push it back 10 minutes, the previous task would end 10 minutes ago and the new task would start 10 minutes ago and keep running until the next mouseclick. This would really make life easier.

      • Zachary KentZachary Kent commented  · 

        I have had to get around this by using Deskpins to pin the timer window on top so that it is always visible. This works ok if you have 2 monitors or plenty of screen real estate.

      • Martin SherburnMartin Sherburn commented  · 

        +1 I quite often forget to start it. And then I end up adding in a second entry then and there to avoid forgetting later. But then it looks ugly in the reports. It will show something like this:
        Task 9:00 -> 9:30
        Task 9:30 -> 12:30

      • Mathieu DumoulinMathieu Dumoulin commented  · 

        Indeed, the timer doesn't make error buts humans do. And this little nifty feature could be nice!

      • tvanharptvanharp commented  · 

        When you go to edit entry of a running task, it would be awesome to edit the start time and have it keep when the timer is stopped or the task is changed.
        Rarely do I ever remember to change tasks at the moment I start doing something else. This is resonated by everyone else in the office that uses ST.

      • koosdhrkoosdhr commented  · 

        I still think this is a very good idea, and undervalued as such... Very often I have already changed tasks and then 5 or 10 minutes later I remember that I still have to update the timer. If I could backdate my mouseclick, it would save me a lot of editing later.

      • jbunchjbunch commented  · 

        My fantasy timer works a little like a calendar program where you can drag either end of a segment to change the start/stop time. I would allow for the changing of the start time to move the prior entry's end time. (This would make it easier to see gaps in your day, too.) For now I just add a note on the entry and manually adjust when I'm reviewing before submitting my time..

      • tpainetpaine commented  · 

        It would be great to be able to do it in reverse too. Sometimes I leave the timer on all night and it would be nice to just click it off and edit the end time right then and there.

      • koosdhrkoosdhr commented  · 

        Great idea. I often think when clicking on a task: I should change the start time of this, because I am really clicking a bit late." And then I forget to do it afterwards. It would really be great to be able to do this right away!
        Best
        Koos

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