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the tasks in my list are not prioritised automatically

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When I haven't accomplished a task the previous day and select "Do it today" next morning, the tasks in my list are not prioritised automatically starting from Priority 1 to Priority 4 which is very frustrating as I have then to move them manually.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 13:32 UTC

Hello Natalie,

Please tell me - can you reproduce this issue every time you do this and use "Do it today" on an overdue task? If so - are these recurring or single-occurring tasks?


Best regards,
David

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Natalie premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 16:13 UTC

Both recurring and single. Also if I click "Postpone" it doesn't priorituse them either. I might be wrong, but I think when I only got Todoist I could arrange list by priority, but now I no longer see this option.

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Brett Lantz premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 16:25 UTC

I am having the same problem. The strange part is that the tasks will correctly sort by priority on the project view, but when I switch to the "today" or "7 days" view the sort order is incorrect.

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Natalie premium
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 16:33 UTC

My ones are more stubborn ;-) and won't prioritise themselves even in Project folders

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 13, 2014 - 17:40 UTC

Hello Natalie,

Within projects, tasks won't sort themselves at all, you'll need to use either the "p" key to sort them by priority there or "s" to sort by date. These options are also available from the "Task actions" menu (tools icon in the top-right within a project).

The issue with the fact that tasks sometimes lose their default priority order is that unfortunately, we're unable to trigger it. We've spend a lot of time checking the code for any hint that could point us to the cause of this issue to no avail. The only way to fix it would be to know how to reliably trigger it and break the sorting.

That said, Natalie, please clarify - even if you postpone a task right now, without waiting until tomorrow, will it also be sorted incorrectly or is the change of the day always the trigger?


Best regards,
David

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Natalie premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 11:15 UTC

This the thing, I do not have prioritise option in the the top right corner and when I select tasks and press P nothing happens either.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 13:21 UTC

Natalle,

Which browser are you using, does this still occur if you try another browser? Does clearing the cache for the browser change anything?

Regards,
Brendon.

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Natalie premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 15:36 UTC

I use Google chrome, just checked and there is no prioritise function if I use Internet Explorer either

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 16:07 UTC

Natalle,

You have tried clearing the cache for the browser, and no change? Also note, you do not need to select tasks to prioritize the project. When just within the project, you then press P.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Brett Lantz premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 23:11 UTC

I'm still experiencing the same problem (with the exception that I can sort by priority on the project view, but not the today or 7-days view), but I have noticed something that may help debug the issue.

For one of the tasks that is sorted incorrectly by priority, if I manually assign it to a new date, save, and then re-assign it back to the original date and save, it will correctly sort by priority from that point on.

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kris premium
Replied on Jan 26, 2014 - 18:09 UTC

Is it not better if tasks are sorted automatically?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 26, 2014 - 23:35 UTC

Hello Brett,

This issue will soon be addressed as we'll block the option to split prioritized groups and move tasks from one priority to somewhere else within a different priority group. This will make the automatic priority sorting and grouping much more reliable.


Best regards,
David