How to display toolbar item name in OmniFocus 3 for mac?


#1

Can’t find in the settings.


New toolbar impossible to use with icon only, without text description, when using many scripts in comparison with the second version of the program
#2

Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines (for some reason unknown) has eliminated the names from the toolbar. This type of in-line toolbar doesn’t accommodate names. You’ll see Safari as an example of this type of in-line toolbar. It shrinks the toolbar height to make room for your main content. But Apple’s Pages and Numbers allows us to add icon and name for now. I worry that this is possibly the beginning of a trend for Apple.


#3

Why not make this a feature of the OF site version (at least for accessibility sake)? I think Apple is sometimes far too strict with their Developer “guidelines” thereby discouraging certain ideas or innovations.


#4

Then it will be a tragedy while you add more than 1 apple script icon to the toolbar – their icons are all the same…

OF3 should add a custom icon specify function for this.


New toolbar impossible to use with icon only, without text description, when using many scripts in comparison with the second version of the program
#5

You can set the icon of any script to anything you like. If you get info on it in Finder you can paste an icon/image of your choice over the AppleScript icon.


#6

I just upgraded to v3 as well and immediately started wondering about this. Looks like Mail still offers icon, text, or both in its toolbar. This is a bummer…I do use custom icons (with colors), but the button text helped quite a bit.


#7

Great, it’s a good hint. Yet, the text of toolbar item will be helpful.


#8

Mail is not using this new toolbar - you can tell because the close/minimise/full screen buttons are above the other buttons.


#9

I’ll take your word for it :)

I just miss the button labels. And I really miss users just having their choice.


#10

I also miss the names with the icons in the toolbar. My current workaround is to use the tabs feature which displays the names (but not the icons).


#11

I also would like to have the titles back on the toolbar.


#12

Me too. :)


#13

I lost all my toolbar scripts when I upgraded to OF 3 and I don’t have them in the ‘Customize Toolbar’ panel. Help!

How did you get OmniFocus scripts onto the toolbar after upgrade?


#14

I would guess that your scripts are just in the scripts folder for OF2, and simply need to be moved over.

If you go to Help > Open Scripts Folder, and go up a level, there will probably be a folder like com.omnigroup.OmniFocus2 . Copying any scripts you have in that folder to OF3’s scripts folder should at least get them showing up as toolbar options.


#15

I copied the scripts into the new Scripts folder, and I can run the scripts from the Scripts menu, but they don’t show up in Customize Toolbar, even after restarting OF3.


#16

Just to be sure, are your scripts in ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus3? If not, I believe that’s where they need to be. The Scripts menu seems to map to a different location.


#17

Nice tip, thanks. I have task-related perspectives down the side and people-related perspectives in the toolbar, and right now I have to remember who is who. Forgot all about tabs. :)

P.S. This is another reason why I love tags. I can add person-tags to different actions and then organise person-tags into reporting lines. Now, when I’m talking to a team lead I just select his/her tab and see all actions related not only to him/her but also the people in his/her team. Having a 1:1 with my boss? Just select her tab and anything I’ve decided needs to go upstairs appears. Nice.


#18

I also have the perspectives organized on the side and at the top of the toolbar.

I found out that the tabs are tricky because if you change the perspective in a particular tab, it remains changed, not the one you expect. So I will probably limit my use of the tabs.


#19

That was it! thank you! Interesting the scripts from the OF2 folder showed up at all.


#20

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.