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CTRL+N & CTRL+M do not insert line breaks. What does?

GS

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2012 - 17:11 UTC

Hello Gary,

due to some complications this feature has caused, we've decided to remove it in our latest version of Todoist. If you want to use longer descriptions for your tasks, please use the notes feature, create sub-tasks or format the task test to distinguish between the main task name and the description.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


Best regards,
David

GS
Gary Steffaniak
Replied on Jul 25, 2012 - 17:20 UTC

Yikes! Would really appreciate maintaining the option with a different key command instead of removing it all together.

Problem with notes ... you can't see them if you want to do a quick print screen.

Don't know what you mean by "Format the task test to distinguish between the main task name and the description." Is there a Youtube video on this?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2012 - 17:25 UTC

Gary,

the issue was related to storing the tasks with line brakes within them.

You can format the task text by selecting the text and use keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+B for bold, Ctrl+I for italic, Ctrl+U for underline and Ctrl+Y for highlighted text.

Please refer to this help page to see how it works: https://todoist.com/Help/viewHelp?page=format_syntax


Best regards,
David

JB
Jane Bustad
Replied on Jul 25, 2012 - 18:04 UTC

I'd like to add a +1 for this feature. It is much more convenient to view the task with bullets, or a drop down list, than to have to create a whole set of subtasks. Eventually, perhaps a set of subtasks would need to be created, but not always.

As an example, when playing around with your new version today, I experimented with the feature that lets you save a web site for later viewing. Very handy.

But - I wanted to add a note to the top of the "card" (I've been using Trello, too) to remind me what I wanted to do with the link. In this case, I wanted to post the link to my FB page tomorrow morning. I set the due date and time for tomorrow, but the link itself lacks context. I shouldn't have to click the link to remind me what to do - that a time waster. I should be able to enter a sentence or two before the start of the link, that tells me what I need to do with it. Having to click on a note would also be a time waster.

When tomorrow rolls around, I want to look at my "cards" or tasks/subtask list and have each one stand alone telling me what to do. Formatting the text using bold or italics doesn't do anything for the eye's ability to scan the list of "cards" for guidance on what to do "today" if you will. It's a big speed and usability issue.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2012 - 18:16 UTC

Hello Jane,

thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it.

Please note that it is possible to add any text to the link if you add a website as task - both within the link name outside - before or after the link.

Also, creating subtasks is just as fast as adding line breaks. Simply hit Enter to add the main task, then, instead of Ctrl+M, use Ctrl+RightArrow to indent it. No you can add multiple sub-tasks one after another just by using Enter.

Still, we may consider implementing a workaround in the future.


Best regards,
David

JB
Jane Bustad
Replied on Jul 25, 2012 - 18:50 UTC

Thanks for the feedback, Dave. I did add text to the web link, and it helps...but not quite the same visually. I do hope your team will strongly consider adding this feature back to the product.

R
roknos
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 04:07 UTC

And I was just about to upgrade to PREMIUM...

No, seriously, I tried countless taskmanagers / todo lists in the last few weeks and it was a simple feature like linebreak that drew me to TODOIST just two days ago (apart from all the other greatnesses of course). And now it's gone!
Linebreaks are a sheer necessity for good readability and adding a new subtask for each linebreak is really not an option (and I agree with Gary on the Notes in PREMIUM).

Please reintroduce linebreaks, it was a feature that really set you apart!

Best regards,
Roknos

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roknos
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 04:27 UTC

I don't know, if the developers appreciate it, but I just discovered that you can use the html command <br> for creating a linebreak.

A little time wasting but if you want to structure your text, it's still handy.

Best regards
Roknos

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Yrik
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 10:29 UTC

A am fully support . Dear developers, you just eliminate very useful feature. Please, add it back.

roknos, <br> - great, thx. Half a loaf is better than no bread.

GS
Gary Steffaniak
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 10:49 UTC

What is <br>? How do you do it?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 10:56 UTC

Hello Gary,

<br> can be typed within the task name and a line will break at this point.

However, we will reintroduce the line-break feature very soon.


Best regards,
David

GS
Gary Steffaniak
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 11:02 UTC

Yeah! Thanks David for the upcoming LB reintroduction!

SB
Steven Buchele
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 11:50 UTC

I also use Todoist extensively and MUST have ability to add line breaks (CTRL-M) to lists in many of my tasks. Currently, Notes do not have equivalent functionality being hidden, more time consuming to edit, must scroll to view long notes in their entirety and/or edit, etc. This is a top priority item, strongly encourage developers to expedite return of CTRL-M or equivalent ASAP.

JB
Jane Bustad
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 12:02 UTC

Excellent news, David - thanks to you and your team for listening and reconsidering :)

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 18:39 UTC

Hello,

the Ctrl+M and Ctrl+N shortcuts for line breaks have now been implemented.


Best regards,
David

BS
Brad Smith premium
Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 23:21 UTC

Many thanks. I think I was the first one to post on this in an earlier thread. I have been making only limited use of todoist the past couple of days because I absolutely rely on CTRL-M. I have many very long tasks as I use todoist both for task scheduling and general information management/planning. I actually have two subscriptions (one for personal and one for work) because I have so much information stored.

Thanks again!!

DB
Dan Boisvert premium
Replied on Jul 27, 2012 - 14:18 UTC

Wow, this really is a very, very handy feature. Thank you so much for restoring it!

S
SUPAD premium
Replied on Aug 08, 2012 - 02:46 UTC

It doesn't work for me...

Chrome 21, windows 7.

4th week in a row that i have trouble with todoist.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 08, 2012 - 05:49 UTC

Hello SUPAD,

there seems to be an issue with this feature in Chrome (Ctrl+N opens a new window). I have passed it to the developers.


Best regards,
David

SB
Steven Buchele
Replied on Aug 08, 2012 - 10:29 UTC

CTRL-N has always opened new window in Chrome, CTRL-M for line break. However, CTRL-M suddenly stopped working again this morning, just tested on two different computers w/latest Chrome & Win XP. Urgent issue, please restore CTRL-M function ASAP.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 10, 2012 - 18:17 UTC

Hello,

this issue has been fixed and you can now break the line with Ctrl+M.


Best regards,
David

CJ
chase jeong
Replied on Oct 05, 2014 - 20:13 UTC

Ctrl+M function does not work since sep.2014 at both company and home computer

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 05, 2014 - 20:42 UTC

Hello Chase,

It's a deprecated feature, but it does still work. Please log out, clear your browser's cache, reload the browser and log back in :-)


Regards,
David