Tasktop Dev Navigator

Linking Folders

To add files to your task context you must access them through the Navigator view. This requires a one time configuration step of linking in the folders that contain the documents you work with daily. Usually this is the My Documents folder or some subset of the folders within it.  To begin linking in folders, press the Link Folders button in the Navigator view's toolbar. In the wizard page, select the desired folders and upon pressing Finished they will become available in the Tasktop Dev Navigator view.

 

Finding and Searching Files

To locate files within the Navigator, enter the name of the file in the Find: text field and press enter. If many results are found that match your query, you may see a button appear after finding. If you don't immediately see the file you are searching for within the present results, pressing this button will reveal files more deeply nested in your file system that mach the search criteria.

To search based on file contents, press the button available to the right of the Find section of the Navigator view. The Find text entered in the Navigator's Find field will be added for you in the File Content Search dialog.

 

Tip: When working within the Tasktop Dev's Navigator view it is often desirable to reveal a file or folder in the native system file explorer. With Tasktop Dev, you can achieve this by right clicking on the desired file or folder and selecting "Locate on Disk".

Creating Documents

Once your document folders are linked into the Tasktop Dev's Navigator view, they are accessible and can become part of your task contexts.  You can create Office documents within linked folders by right clicking on the desired folder, choosing the New option, and selecting from one of the available document types. When you create a document within a linked folder through another application, for example when saving an email attachment or creating a new document in Word, Tasktop Dev will notice this new file adding it to your context (when a task is active).  Instead of having to re-locate the document in your files system, it is immediately accessible via Tasktop Dev's Navigator view.

 

Working sets

For those whose work week spans multiple organizational units, working sets help further focus the user interface and minimizes information overload.  Working sets allow grouping of task and resource containers together. Switching working sets exposes only the content in the working set, excluding all others from views such as the Task List and Navigator. Below you can see the user has created three working sets: Mylyn, Personal, and Tasktop. Press the working set drop down button to create, edit, or choose your desired working set.

 

Tasktop Dev's Navigator view supports working set visibility for both files and web content.  With a working set enabled, web content browsed as part of an active task will be visible only within this working set.  When switching to another working set, web pages viewed in other working sets will not be present in the Navigator nor in the web browser's history drop down.  Note that if you change the content being displayed in the Navigator view via the view's drop down men, be sure to re-enable window working set support via the view's menu option Select Working Set.

There is also a window trim that displays all available working set as well as number of incoming tasks for each working set. To display this trim, go to Tasktop under Preferences and select Show task working sets in the window trim. Clicking on the trim will toggle between the selected working set or show all working sets.

To clear all web history select Show All working sets, right click the History node in the Navigator view: