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"Add task" on web without having to click "Add Task"

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It's only ONE click, but clicking the red "Add Task" to open the typing bar seems an extra and unnecessary step. (So many times a day!)

Does anyone know a work around to keep the "entering task bar" open every time you visit the TD page using Chrome?


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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 24, 2013 - 21:13 UTC

Hello,

Aside from the "Add task" link within the project, you can also use the + icon in the top-right corner or the Ctrl+Q keyboard shortcut.

If you're using the option within the project and leave the project open without closing the Todoist page, it should keep the next task input field opened.

That said, it's unfortunately, not possible to start adding tasks without any clicks as even there was a constantly opened field, you'd have to either place your cursor in it or use a shortcut to put focus into the field after you leave the page and if you don't leave it then again - the field should already stay opened now and have the cursor placed in the next one that opens after you add the task.


Best regards,
David

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phrayzer premium
Replied on Oct 24, 2013 - 21:31 UTC

Thanks for the CTR-Q tip! Perhaps the "Add Task" link should be bigger, like the "Add Task" confirmation button. It would be easier to hit with the trackpad.

And maybe consider programming the Add Task Typing Bar to be open by default like Remember the Milk does. You still have to click the mouse in the field, bit it's a much bigger target to hit!

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 24, 2013 - 21:44 UTC

You can enter a project and then just hit the "a" key instead which will also open this input field with the focus set on it :)

Todoist has other useful keyboard shortcuts, for example - hit the / key to bring focus to the search box, type # and start typing a project's name, pick it from the drop-down auto-complete menu and this way you can enter any project.

Inside the task input field, you can also set a priority by typing !p1, !p2 or !p3, add a label with @work, @home etc. or even set a reminder by adding <remind tod at 2pm> within the task's name. Ctrl+RightArrow will indent it if you want a sub-task, hit TAB to get to the date field, enter "every 3 days" and you haven't used the mouse/trackpad at all.


Best regards,
David

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phrayzer premium
Replied on Oct 24, 2013 - 22:03 UTC

..."just hit the "a" key... BRILLIANT! That's the magic trick! Or A to add a new item to the top!

And it's already on your Keyboard Shortcuts, but I didn't realize it would open the input box all in one go.

Cheers!