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Accidental completion by swiping results in large annoyance - I propose several possible fixes.

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Would it be possible to disable the feature that completes tasks when they are swiped from left to right or right to left. When on mobile, I sometimes accidentally complete a task, and the undo button quickly disappears. Since there is absolutely NO way to find a completed task on mobile, I can't get it back. If I touched the screen accidentally while not looking and completed the task, this results in a nightmare because I can't even re-add the task. This means I have to immediately find that task and add it again, otherwise I might forget (the whole point of a list is not to have to rely on memory). So I have to quickly find a computer, log into the web version, and find out what that task was using the "completed" list. This is a huge annoyance and I do not think there is currently any way to solve this other than the process I described! Therefore, could you please make task completion by swiping optional? Or you could make the undo button appear for longer, and allow multiple undos? Currently it disappears as soon as I scroll the list, and I can only undo the last completion action.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 19:09

Hi Thomas,

We will consider allowing that an option in future updates, but we are also planning on adding Completed items on mobile as well.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Thomas premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 22:55

Dear Brendon,

Please consider again making this an option as soon as possible. I temporarily lost a task today because of this, it resulted in a considerable hassle. As proposed above, there are several easy ways to fix this.

Regards,

Thomas

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Thomas premium
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 09:10

Dear Brendon,

May I again ask that you make the 'swipe to complete' feature optional? It's very annoying.

A. C. premium
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 11:55

I too have lost tasks while accidentally swiping.

Robert Regets premium
Replied on Aug 03, 2014 - 12:09

As an alternative to eliminating the swipe to complete gesture, I would like to see it only function when swiping right-to-left. Then I would no longer accidentally mark an item complete when what I meant to do was swipe from the left to open the menu. This is how the iOS version of the Todoist app works.