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How to select dissimilar tasks for multi-edit
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Posted: Jun 12, 2015
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For years in these forums, the question has been asked, "How to select dissimilar tasks to multi-edit?" Dissimilar tasks being ones that don't have a unique common attribute that you can use to filter them. There have been many workarounds suggested, like using Star if you're not already using it, and others. But if you're using most of the common ones, you're up the famous fecal tributary, sans propulsion mechanism.

This is not as simple as I'd like it to be, but does work. Select a field you don't use at all (almost all of us have at least one). I use Length. Mark each task you want to edit with "1h" (fairly quick), then filter on that attribute and multi-edit, and make sure to include removing the Length when you do.

You can either keep this field open all the time for when you need it, or turn it on and off as needed.

Definitely a bit of a kludge, but better than the other alternatives I've seen. If you have a better one, I'd love to hear it.
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