[BUG] Can't open Todoist window
The start icon does not open the Todoist window if Todoist is already running in the background and the window has been closed. Only way to open the window is to use the notification icon.
I have the icon pinned to the taskbar and it works fine to open and minimize Todoist window and it works fine as long as I don't close the window with the (X) button in the upper right corner.
That's the correct intended behavior. If you right-click on the TD icon in the notifications area, you can go to "Configurations" and choose what should happen if you use the "X" icon to close app. There are 2 options:
1. It will close the app's window and hide to tray.
2. It will quit the app completely.
The first option in the default one because when the app runs in the tray, you can use our global keyboard shortcuts:
Ctrl+Alt+T - to show/hide the app
Ctrl+Alt+A - to show the app and open the Quick Add box at the same time.
Both shortcuts are also configurable.
That's a bit confusing.
In that case it should say 'Quit' or 'Exit' in the Close Behavior configuration instead of 'Close'.
When set to "Minimized to Notification Area" it's not really minimized in the sense that the window actually is minimized. If the window was minimized it should be restored if I double click the desktop icon and that does not work.
For me it's just a strange and confusing behavior compared to other application e.g. Evernote or Skype.
Sorry, not double click the desktop icon but clicking the desktop icon that is pinned to the taskbar. Double clicking the desktop icon should bring up the window anyway regardless if the window is minimized or closed.
The only "issue" is that a double-click on the desktop icon to launch the app again does not restore the minimized already running app and we'll look into that. The other configuration seems to work as expected - if you choose it to quit upon closing, it will. If it should hide to tray - it will too. Let me know if either of these 2 options doesn't work as configured.
Its seems a little odd to fly in the face of virtually every other windows app out there. I mean, double-click on an app should *OPEN* the app. Why make new stuff up and confuse users?
Right now, the TD app is sitting on my taskbar (I pinned it there), and clicking it does *nothing* ...that is just not good UI design. It should *open*. Period.
I can guarantee, that most apps once they are opened by double clicking an icon, do not open again until they are closed. They sit in the system tray.
Though we will take that into consideration in future updates.
The more I play with this the more annoying it gets...let's see, so to be productive, instead of a quick single-click on my TD taskbar icon to open the window, I have to excute a 3 finger salute (Ctrl-Alt-T) (that's three seperate keys), or click on the notification area (1 click), then right-mouse click the icon (another click), then click "show/hide" (yet another click).
That's a 3-key combo (nicely removing your hands from the 'home' keys so your typing is slowed down...), or a 3 mouse-click rigamarole.
How is this productive? At all?
Here's how to *FIX* the silly behavior of the windows app: click notification window, then right-click TD there, then left click "Configuration" (I know, I know, but your annoyance will soon be relieved...keep going...), in the drop list under "Close Behavior" select, doh, "CLOSE".
Now the software will open and close just like any normal windows app...do this until TD gets this thing fixed...its just not usable now.
One of the main advantages of our Windows app is the support for global keyboard shortcuts which you can use anywhere to quickly show the app or even show it with the Quick Add box opened.
For these to work, the app must run in the background. This is why we chose to implement the standard default behavior for apps that utilize global functions that is - go to the system tray upon close. Of course, as you've found, you can configure it if you don't plan to use the shortcuts and prefer to quit and launch the app manually each time.
Ok, you win...I agree with you now. I'm sorry I was so nasty with you, I think I must have been hungry or tired...or both. Now that I've used it on a daily basis, I am now used to the behavior. I actually have now changed the behavior back to the default, and you know what?...I like it! There I said it!
Mea Culpa-Mea Culpa! You are absolutely correct my man!
Now if you'd just fix that attachment thing, you will have the perfect productivity tool! I already submitted that as a suggestion...it seems popular. ;-)