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Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts are woefully inadequate. Firstly they clash with mac system shortcuts ie: CTRL+rightarrow or leftarrow. These are already mapped to switching mac desktops.

The Enter shortcut to create a new item doesn't work.

There's no shortcut for deleting a task.

There's no shortcut for moving a task up or down.

The point of shortcuts is that you are more efficient as your hands don't need to leave the keyboard. This certainly isn't true for TD.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 00:20 UTC

Hi Simon,

We will work on adding more keyboard options in future updates. We are always looking to improve. Feel free to add some to our votebox. http://todoist.com/Vote/

Regards,
Brendon.

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Ashish Patel premium
Replied on Jun 08, 2014 - 17:50 UTC

Agree. Consistently run into clash with Mac system shortcuts. Makes the app not so useful for those who prefer to use shortcuts.

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Emily Higgins premium
Replied on Jul 14, 2014 - 18:08 UTC

Thanks, agreed! Love your product so far, but the user experience needs just a little tightening up. If you guys observe a variety of users (e.g. both novices and experts) interacting with your product, I suspect you'll find a fair number of friction points, where it's unnecessarily awkward/difficult/time consuming to do pretty basic things. Again, love your product, but a little more UX research would really improve it, I think. Thanks!

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Cripto Troffei premium
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 08:17 UTC

Agree as well. Shortcuts are a crucial aspect for a pro's workflow, you can't just say to be a productivity-enhancer tool if this is not covered thoroughly.

Also I find that lacking the ability to select tasks and/or projects with arrows is a big oversight. I hope this is solved soon as I'm looking forward to switch from Wunderlist.

Gabriel Carreras Albiol premium
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 08:28 UTC

Many Thanks

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Cripto Troffei premium
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 10:59 UTC

Hello guys, any update about this? It is very detrimental to switch constantly between keyboard and mouse...

Thanks

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 08, 2014 - 11:50 UTC

Hello,

Not yet, but we'll consider adding more keyboard shortcuts in the future :-)


Regards,
David

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Cripto Troffei premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Despite your full smile emoticon, this is sad news. Not happy.

Thanks anyway David.

Colin McFarland premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 11:02 UTC

I am unable to find the "Configuration" link to change the keyboard shortcuts. Control (or right) clicking on the TD icon on Apple's Dock does not bring up the "Configuration" setting. Am I missing something?

OSX version 10.9.4 on MacBook Pro

Thanks in advance

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Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 11:11 UTC

Hi Colin,

You'll have to go the Preferences window to change it though you can only change the "Quick Add" and "Show/Hide Todoist" keyboard shortcut from there.


Regards,
Clyde

Colin McFarland premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 11:16 UTC

Thank you ;-)

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peri.vanvuchelen
Replied on Sep 20, 2014 - 16:08 UTC

I went here to check what were the shortcuts and… I a little bit frustrated. am looking to software replacement fo Things.app because I use now both Android, iMac and iPad.
;-)
I hope you'll add shortcuts for:
+ui navigation
+task editing
+moving task

Thank you

benoit.godard premium
Replied on Sep 21, 2014 - 22:02 UTC

+1

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Rob Labatt premium
Replied on Oct 14, 2014 - 00:32 UTC

+1

Kennon Bickhart
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 17:05 UTC

+1 Signed up for premium and just saw this thread. A bit disappointed that more time hasn't been devoted to this. May end up canceling because of it. :(

Jojo Agot
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 03:29 UTC

I came here because this app is messing with my Mac shortcuts, specifically the Command+Shift+T to restore a tab accidentally closed in Chrome. I use that very often.

Enric Enrich staff
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 08:04 UTC

Hi Jojo,

You can change the two default shortcuts for different ones. You just have to go to the Preferences window of the Todoist app, and on the "Shortcuts" section, change the them for the ones that you prefer. :)

Regards,
Enric

Jojo Agot
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 09:17 UTC

Thank you Enric, that was helpful. I think my next problem is that I don't know what key combinations are still unused. But I guess that's not for this forum so thank you.

Ian
Replied on Dec 15, 2014 - 16:38 UTC

Full Keyboard navigation is a must for any productivity app. All the keyboard shortcuts now are focused on adding new tasks — but I do that in the Quick Entry anyways. There's no way to do all the things you might do with a task: move into project, mark as done, refocus current task, etc.

That's what a task manager is for — managing the tasks you have.