It appears the shortest time duration that you can hide future tasks is 1 month. I wish there was a shorter period, say 2 weeks or even 1 week. I want future tasks to be hidden, I don’t want to use the Status field or due dates, I want these tasks 2 weeks out to be hidden and then automatically show as time progresses.
I use the "Show" icon (next to the quick add task). I turn OFF the checkbox for "show future tasks" and then set the "Start Date" of my task for any future date. For example... "Take car in for snow tires - Nov 25, 2012" my task will not appear until 11/25/12. I can view it in advance if I check the "show future tasks".