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In the todist web app, I enabled task feeds to my calendar on an iMac. Somehow, I ended with multiple entries of recurring tasks on the same day. Additionally, I’ve decided I don’t want my tasks embedded in my calendar. Can I eliminate the entries and this feed somehow? BTW, todoist is not listed as a calendar on the left side of my Mac calendar. How do I eliminate this feature?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 18:28

Hi There,

You added our feed to the Mac Calender, or to the iCloud calendar. As it could still be attached to the iCloud version. As if it's not listed in the list of Calenders, then it shouldn't be showing anything.

I'd suggest closing the app, rebooting and trying again.

Regards,
Brendon.

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BJ premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 18:40

Thanks Brendon,
I powered down and restarted my Calendar app on the Mac, iCloud Calendar, Safari, and Todoist. All the tasks still appear in my iCloud and Mac calendar maps. Neither show Todoist as a calendar in the preferences or on the side of the calendar display. I’d delete the tasks; however, many are weekly recurring tasks, so they appear to go on forever!

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BJ premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 19:20

To clarify, on the Todoist General Settings page, I clicked the link “Export your tasks to your calendar.” It downloaded the file and my calendar prompted me that a new event was available and to pick what calendar I wanted it on. I selected my main calendar. That put all my tasks on my calendar. I later added some tasks but did not see them transfer to the calendar, so I did the process again (I assume this was an error on my part). That’s when everything doubled up on me. I have dozens of recurring tasks, all in duplicate, that go out many years. I just want them all to go away. If I know then what I know now, I would have probably created an additional calendar that I could turn on/off as I needed it. Please help!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 22:18

Hi,

It seems to be caused by how the Mac Calender works, and it's quite annoying actually. Basically the only way to remove it, is to delete the main calender. Which you do not want to do.

So, create a new calender. Then click on the event (one of the Todoist items listed), double click it, then the calender color in the top right of that pop-up, choose the new Calender. Then Delete the new calendar.

This should get rid of Todoist for good.

Regards,
Brendon.

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BJ premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 23:58

Thanks for getting back Brendon. I expected I was on my own until Monday, so I manually deleted all the tasks I could find (some went as far as 2029!).

I do have a question in case I “turn on” the feed again. Once you enable it, is it a continuous feed that carries over to the calendar indefinitely? Also, if I complete a task in Todoist, how does it display on the calendar?

Thanks again.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 22, 2014 - 00:03

Hi,

The feed continues to sync with the calender, and makes any changes that you make to Todoist. If a task get's completed, it gets removed from the calender. There isn't much customization at this time otherwise.

Also, a better way would be to copy the URL from the settings page, and use the File menu, and Subscribe to it.

Regards,
Brendon.

Alberto G. P. Oliveira
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 18:54

Brendon, are you a member of Todoist team?
Think I've done the same thing: instead of creating a new calendar on my iCal to sync with Todoist, I've added it to my previously existing iCloud one.
Is there a way to stop syncing it?
It will be too bad moving and deleting one by one, and also having all my repeated tasks always showing in my personal calendar.

Thanks in advance.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 19:13

Alberto,

Yes I am, as my name should show Staff beside it.

So you added it to your default calender, by adding the iCS file? From what we have tested, it's almost impossible to remove. You'd have to delete the default calender (with all the other items you have) and start over.

You could remove items to a new calender, until only Todoist is left, then delete it. You can do this by right clicking on each task, and selecting a different calender.

Regards,
Brendon.

Alberto G. P. Oliveira
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 20:04

Ok, Brendon, thanks a lot.
Yes, I added the ICS file. If regret could kill someone... :-D :-S

That's what I'm doing: I created a new calendar and moved my personal itens one year behind and ahead from today to this new one. Renamed the spoiled calendar to "Old" and set it as non-visible on both my Mac and iPhone.

This way I can keep log of my old meetings whenever I need to.

Thanks a lot again.
Regards