edit task after "add email as task"
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)
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.
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>
Thank you for clarifying, we'll look into this.
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...
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?
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.
OK, understood. I disagree that it has the same effect but I'll deal with it.
But now it's impossible to mark emails as uncompetable (with *). It was useful to join emails to projects "for information".
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.
OK, thanks. I'll deal with it :'(
I agree wit Frank. Seeing the entire code when editing the task does not seem a big issue to me...
But, OK, understood.
"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.