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Fewer clicks to change status from Waiting on to Action and vice versa

Could there be a feature introduced in AIB where if you change a message from a waiting on status to an action status, it clears the waiting on status and the waiting on deadline? And likewise, if you have a message with an action status and you add waiting on, it clears the action status and the deadline?

The reason for this feature is that when I have to change a message from waiting to action or vice versa (which happens all the time as the task gets worked), it's 3 mouse clicks every time.
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  • Andy Mitchell (ActiveInbox Founder) August 04, 2016 11:04
    Hi Jeremy,

    The intention with Waiting On, as of V6, is that it's an *additional* flag to Lists like 'Action'.

    So you'd just mark something as Action, then turn Waiting on & off for it as you see fit. Does this work for you? If not, can you give an example of your work and the goals you're trying to achieve?

    I do think it could be easier to turn Waiting off though... I'll have a think about that.
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  • Hi Andy,

    Previously in AIB 5 I would set a deadline and alternate Action vs Waiting On based on whether I needed to do something or potentially ping someone to move the task forward so that it could be completed by the deadline. I had explicitly disabled the option to allow multiple statuses because for my workflow it didn't make sense.

    So now with AIB 6 I am sort of being forced into using multiple statuses (and understand that Waiting On takes precedence over Action) OR having to go through a multi click process to remove a Waiting On + time and add Action + Deadline (or vice versa: remove Action + Deadline and add Waiting On + time).

    It might be that my request breaks AIB6's new way of doing things, so I'd understand if it's not possible, but I thought I'd share.
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