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Dear all,

Since a few days, I cannot edit the task anymore when I add an email as task in Thunderbird. Previously, adding an email as task gave something between brackets [[xxxx]] and I could type in front of it. After hitting enter, this text between brackets was converted to an envelop followed by the subject of the email.

Now, when I add an email as task, immediately the envelop is shown, but I cannot start typing in front of this envelop. And if I do after the envelop, the link to the thunderbird mail is broken. Anyone else facing this issue?

(Centos 6.4 -- Thunderbird 17.0.9 - add on version 4.1)

Thanks!

Pieter

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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 09, 2013 - 05:45

Hello Pieter,

We've changed the way this feature works so now you won't see the entire code in this task, but you still can add text before or after the subject line, the only difference is that it will be displayed underlined as part of the link.

Note - to type some text at the front, you must place the cursor at the front of the text and not at the front of the envelope icon.


Best regards,
David

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Pieter Monsieurs premium
Replied on Oct 09, 2013 - 05:53

Hi David,

Thanks for the reply!
When I try to add some text in front (so starting after the envelope icon) it seems that the link gets broken
(error message: Message for message-id <xxxxx> not found>

Regards,
Pieter

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 09, 2013 - 06:17

Pieter,

Thank you for clarifying, we'll look into this.


Best regards,
David

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Pieter Monsieurs premium
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 02:09

Dear David,

Some update: apprently it is not related to the extra text I am typing. Even when I just add the email as task, and click on it, it does give this error message...

Best regards,
Pieter

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Frank premium
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 19:27

I noticed this and am wondering why you chose to incorporate the text into the email subject. I do not like this at all as I prefer to see the actual email message subject and separate text. I find that I can more quickly recall the contents of the email if the subject remains as is and I can add separate text.

Any chance you might go back to the (better) way it was before?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 19:44

Frank,

It was changed so that you did not have to see or deal with the entire code that comes along with it, so no we do not plan on changing it back. It has the same effect, it just has all items underlined.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Frank premium
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 22:14

OK, understood. I disagree that it has the same effect but I'll deal with it.

Laurent Blaise premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2013 - 07:42

But now it's impossible to mark emails as uncompetable (with *). It was useful to join emails to projects "for information".

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 15, 2013 - 08:07

Hello Laurent,

The * feature (creating a task without a checkbox) is no longer fully supported by us. It would be very complex to maintain this across all platforms.


Best regards,
David

Laurent Blaise premium
Replied on Oct 15, 2013 - 08:11

OK, thanks. I'll deal with it :'(

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Pieter Monsieurs premium
Replied on Oct 16, 2013 - 00:59

I agree wit Frank. Seeing the entire code when editing the task does not seem a big issue to me...
But, OK, understood.

Pieter

Devon H.
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 13:20

"The * feature (creating a task without a checkbox) is no longer fully supported by us. It would be very complex to maintain this across all platforms."

That's immensely disappointing, as that's one of Todoist's best features. Sometimes I like to send an email to a project and have it sit at the top of the list, always a click away, but like Laurent, I'd like to use the * to remove the checkbox, as it isn't a task. I guess I'll just have to find some other way of making this work.

Disappointing.