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Hi -
I've decided I do NOT want to see all my tasks in my Mac's Calendar. They just clutter it up, and I'd prefer to just use the "Today" function in the Todoist app. Your video was clear about how to subscribe, but I can't seem to undo it now. Pray tell.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 27, 2014 - 22:28

Hi Daniel,

You can remove it just like any other calendar. Open the Calendar app, click on Calendars at the top right, then Todoist should be in the list of Calendars, Control click it, and delete.

Regards,
Brendon.

Daniel Wagner premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2014 - 16:45

Thanks Brendon. Would it were that simple. I signed up for the iCal notifications with one of my gmail addresses. This address happens to be associated with a Google Calendar, which I've previously linked with my iCal. What I'm trying (feebly) to say is that in my list of calendars on my Mac (and devices), there is no calendar entitled Todoist; the calendar into which the Todoist notifications come through is the gmail address. If I delete that, it would take other things with it that I don't want to lose. [Sorry...I'm trying to explain as clearly as I can...]. So what I'd like to do is to revoke the notifications on the Todoist end, not on the client end. Am I dreamin'?

Daniel Wagner premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2014 - 16:47

Also, I went to the G-Calendar in question, and there's nothing indicating Todoist in the various calendars I have there, nor in any of the Settings windows.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 28, 2014 - 16:49

Daniel,

If the feed is attached to your Gmail account, that means you added it to Google Calender. From my understanding you are syncing GCal to the Mac calender?

Then open up Google Calendar, and Todoist should be on the left hand menu of added calenders. Frankly, if your saying it's not there, I am not sure how it could be pushing out the feed.

Do you have any other gmail accounts attached, that it might have been added to?

Regards,
Brendon.

Daniel Wagner premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2014 - 18:57

How I did it:
Todoist settings/General/iCalendar feed/"Export your tasks to your calendar"
That downloaded an .ics file to my MacBookPro's desktop.
I double-clicked on it, and it asked me for an email address to associate with the notifications.
I entered a certain gmail address.
Now, every task shows up in the "all day" section of my Calendar application on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. "Wow", says I, "overwhelming". And decide I want to rescind the request.
I tested the address by un-checking that address in my Mac devices - each time the items disappear.
I double checked the G-Calendar for that email address. Nothing there: no added calendars, no events corresponding to the Tasks.
So I conclude that the notification order resides in my laptop's Calendar application. But I can't find it. I deleted the .ics file from my laptop, but the notifications are still there.
The simple solution would be to keep the calendar in my mac's Calendar application unchecked. But the problem is that I have other items under that address - which ARE in my Google calendar - which I do want.

Does the above furnish more/better info for you to diagnose?
Hope so.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 28, 2014 - 19:43

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the detailed information. I have now passed this to the developers to see if we can find a solution. The truth is this is the first time we have heard of someone doing it this way, normally people copy the URL and add it to the settings page.

So it's not possible that when you double-clicked the ics file, and entered a gmail address, that you used another one, then the one you are using now?

Regards,
Brendon.

Daniel Wagner premium
Replied on Jan 29, 2014 - 14:46

Hi,

Brendon,

No, I'm sure I used the one I'll call "noah". There are a couple of reasons why I'm sure of it (doesn't matter what they are, but I'm sure). Confirmation was when I un-checked "noah" in my Mac Calendar (on each device), the Todoist notifications disappeared. When I re-checked noah, they reappeared.

Thanks for you and your dev team's attention to this. I'm happy to help you folks to perfect your (otherwise wonderful) product.

Dan

JB
Justin Borchart premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2014 - 16:26

Was there a resolution to this issue. I seem to have done the exact same thing...

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 23, 2014 - 18:34

Justin,

Assuming you downloaded the iCal file instead of copying a URL. You will need to create a new calender for your Mac Calender application. Then go to your main calender, the one with Todoist on it, and double click on one of the Todoist items, then click the colored square in the right corner of that pop-up, and choose the new calender.

Then right click on the new calender, and Delete.

Regards,
Brendon.

JB
Justin Borchart premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 12:01

Brendon,

I did exactly what you said and unfortunately, it didn't work....it simply deleted that one task, but none of the others. I had already deleted the previous todoist iCal file in hopes of removing the tasks from my main calendar, could this be why your solution did not work?

Justin

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 16:37

Justin,

How did you delete it? As people who add it through the ICS file, there is no option to remove it since it gets added to the main calender. I showed you how to remove it that way.

If added with the URL, then it should have been in the left hand menu, and you just need to delete it. Once that is done, it should not be showing anymore.

Regards,
Brendon.

JB
Justin Borchart premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 17:39

It appears as if Todoist only scheduled my tasks out 3 weeks in on my calendar, (even the reoccurring events)....so I've manually gone through my gmail calendar and deleted them all. I believe the issue should be resolved.

Thanks for your help,

Justin