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Error when selecting a label

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There seems to be an error when a label is selected.

Let's say I create a label "Computer" to say that a task needs to be done while at a computer.

While entering the task, I type the first significant characters, eg "com". The word "Computer" appears in the label selection list. I press "Enter" to select. I see the @Computer get written in to the task text and save the task. However, the label is wrongly created with the text I typed, eg "Com". Thus, a) a new label of "com" is created, and b) I have a label I didn't intend by the task.

Please could the above be corrected? I have a current workaround, which is that I have to type the full label text every time I want to refer to it, which makes the selection list rather pointless.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 25, 2011 - 05:40

Hello Martin,

please tell me:
- Which browser are you using?
- Does this issue also occur in a different browser?
- Are you accessing Todoist directly through the website or through a plugin (if so - which one)?


Best regards,
David

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Replied on Oct 25, 2011 - 07:39

I am using Chrome. The same problem also seems to occur in Firefox, so it is probably not browser-related.

I am accessing Todoist directly, not through a plugin.

The problem I had seems to be related to a failure of the label editing process, to properly discard the old labels.

What seems to happen is that old versions of a label are retained, and so either appear in the selection list offered to the user, or are used when saving a label, instead of the one the user intended.

For example: create a label "computer". Now edit it to "computing". When you next seek to add a label, both choices will be offered.

When I tested just now, provided one selected the right choice of label, it was correctly added to a task line. I haven't been able to reproduce the cirumstance where the label was placed into the line, but a shortened version of it was actually saved as a label, but I guess it's possibly a related issue.

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 26, 2011 - 14:19

Hello Martin,

thank you for pointing out this issue, I have forwarded it to the developers.

For now, please use Ctrl+F5 to force-reload the page after editing a label. This seems to solve this issue and discard the old version of this label.


Best regards,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 17, 2012 - 09:55

Hello Martin,

this issue has been fixed. You can now edit a label and it both the old label will no longer cached in the auto-completion option and there won't be any issues when selecting a label from the drop-down menu.

Again, thank you for reporting this bug and sorry for any inconvenience it might have caused you.


Best regards,
David