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Sort on Today is acting strange

I thought there was a sort option on Today, but it no longer appears to be there...

I've liked the feature where you can move tasks within views... maybe I used that too much... Now Today has a strange order and my priority 3 tasks and one no priority task is above my priority 1 and 2 tasks with the rest of the no priority tasks below.

Any ideas?

Thanks...

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 22, 2013 - 17:04

Hi Tim,

If you are on a Project view, you can click on the gear icon beside the name, and choose sort by date, priority, or name. As well as manually sorting it.

With the Today view or similar views, it's automatically sorted by date and priority. Unless of course you reorder it manually, and this will be kept until the next day.

We will consider adding the sort options to all views in the future and you can vote on it if you'd like :) http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/192/

Thanks,
Brendon.

Tim  premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2013 - 17:07

Hmmm... I reordered manually yesterday and today it had a strange order... I may be mistaken and will re-check it tomorrow.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 22, 2013 - 17:10

Tim,

There is a known issue that occurs sometimes with the Today view, where things are out of place. We have had a very hard time determining what causes it.

The good thing is though it seems to resolve itself quite quickly. If there is anything you know that you did differently (beside manually sorting) it could help us discover the cause.

Thanks,
Brendon.

Tim  premium
Replied on Aug 23, 2013 - 04:37

I wonder if it is because I manually arranged items, and then couldn't get some done so updated the due date to the next day and the manual sort data followed to the next day...

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 23, 2013 - 11:52

Hello Tim,

Our script is designed to groups priorities based by the amount of tasks from the same priority. Which means that even though by default tasks will be sorted in order: p1, p2, p3, p4, if you manually move tasks from a certain priority somewhere else and in the new place there will be more of them there than in their original position, new tasks with this priority will then continue getting added to this new position.

That said, yes, it's possible that manual rearrangement of tasks can influence the default sort order.


Best regards,
David

Tim  premium
Replied on Aug 23, 2013 - 13:31

I'm seeing this with a repeating task as well...

Wondering if a new function to reset the manual sort values from all current tasks would be a good idea...

Thanks.

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 23, 2013 - 14:23

Tim,

You should be able to get the default values by reordering your tasks manually according to the default sort, that is - tasks with due time first, then p1, p2, p3 and p4.


Best regards,
David

Tim  premium
Replied on Aug 23, 2013 - 15:08

True, but I have a bunch of tasks in the system... Not a big deal... just thinking a sort reset button feature would be useful when they get really scrambled up.