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Can you disable the control-arrow key feature?

JK

The user (at least this user) expects that hitting control-right-arrow and control-left-arrow on the keyboard will jump the cursor between words in the text area. In Todoist, it tries to indent and unindent. I can see the convenience you were going for (given that the TAB key is already spoken for), but is there a different way you can accomplish this (maybe shift-arrow-key?) or allow the user to disable it?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 13, 2012 - 09:36

Hello Julian,

unfortunately, that's not possible. Shift+Arrow is used for selecting text and in fact, you can use Ctrl+Shift+Arrow to quickly select the whole text and therefore put the cursor at the end of the line.

If you edit the task name from the 7 days view, you can actually skip the words with Ctrl+Arrow as indenting doesn't work in this view (only in project view, where you usually add multiple tasks at once and may want to indent them right away).

One of the reasons we've decided to use this shortcut for indenting tasks was, aside from the convenience, the fact that usually task names aren't long. Detailed descriptions are usually used within task notes where this shortcut doesn't work, but the task name itself is in most cases relatively short.

Still, thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and we may consider changing this shortcut in the future.


Best regards,
David

Dave Hong premium
Replied on Jul 28, 2013 - 16:12

I'm in the same bucket as Jullan - being able to disable or customize keyboard shortcuts would be nice to have.

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serge
Replied on Sep 05, 2013 - 19:42

David, you absolutely have to add the option to disable this hotkey, it's a pain to navigate the task's text without using CTRL+Arrow

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 05, 2013 - 20:57

Hello Serge,

Thank you for your feedback. Task names are very short and you could use the "Home" and "End" key to quickly jump to the beginning or the end. If you're adding long names for tasks, we strongly recommend to use task notes for additional task info instead (there's also a character limit for task names, but no limit for notes).


Best regards,
David

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serge
Replied on Sep 05, 2013 - 21:01

yeah, but even with 3 words in a task name i might want to get back/forward 1 word, and i have to either grab my mouse, or press arrow multiple times to do this now... 5-10 words are pretty common in tasks names.

Dave Hong premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2013 - 21:51

+1 to Serge, I agree

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Chris Horton
Replied on Sep 06, 2013 - 11:38

+1 - please do offer the option to disable this shortcut for indenting/outdenting as I would MUCH prefer to be able to use that shortcut for jumping across words and am very happy to indent/outdent using the mouse if necessary (I do that far, far, less often).

Thanks

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Andres Riofrio
Replied on Sep 11, 2013 - 19:38

There is no day that goes without me accidentally indenting a task when trying to navigate a task name. They usually have 5-7 words.

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Talmo Pereira premium
Replied on Dec 24, 2013 - 21:05

+1, agreed strongly

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Alex Berg premium
Replied on Apr 30, 2014 - 20:02

Link to related votes: https://todoist.com/Vote/show/6272/ or https://todoist.com/Vote/show/6507/

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Jirka
Replied on May 14, 2014 - 12:12

+1 agree, make the ctrl shortcuts optional please

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Marty premium
Replied on May 14, 2014 - 14:56

+1 Just adding my own voice here!