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Fullscreen Problem Has Returned With Todoist 4.1.5

BK

As with prior 4.x versions of Todoist, you cannot use fullscreen mode with Todoist 4.1.5 on Mac OS X (10.9.1). Going fullscreen makes Mission Control behave badly and you cannot access your main desktop screen until you quit Todoist and open it again without being in fullscreen mode. This problem had been fixed in the previous Todoist version.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 16:13

Hi Ben,

Please tell me, if you go to the bottom of the screen, does the Dock appear, and can you switch apps?

Regards,
Brendon.

BK
Ben Kleppinger premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 20:20

My dock is set to always be visible on the lefthand side, but it does allow me to bring up other applications in front of the Todoist window on my main desktop when the error is happening. I have to quit Todoist to get out of fullscreen mode and regain access to my desktop.

I'd estimate that if I go to fullscreen mode in Todoist, about 80 percent of the time this error happens right away, and the other 20 percent of the time it happens after just one or two times interacting with Todoist. The error is guaranteed to happen if you enter the Mission Control screen where you can see all your screens, and it happens instantly before leaving Mission Control if you try to pick up and rearrange the location of Todoist's full screen.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 22:44

Ben,

Thanks for the information. I just wanted to confirm that. I have let the devs know about it and we are looking into the issue.

Regards,
Brendon.

cyril trebuchet premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 10:42

Same problem is back for me...
Could you please fix it for good !!!

BK
Ben Kleppinger premium
Replied on Feb 28, 2014 - 15:38

This is quasi-related to this issue: now that I'm operating Todoist in a regular window, not in Fullscreen, I have the following (extremely minor) issue:

This happens when I have Todoist's window at the front on my main desktop. If I slide over to a fullscreen app, when I slide back to my main desktop, Todoist moves behind my other windows and another open app will be brought into focus. Thus, if I'm trying to work in Todoist and a fullscreen app simultaneously, I have to bring Todoist back to front every time I switch.

Like I said, it's an extremely minor thing, but since it's related to how the Todoist window interacts with fullscreen, I thought it might be helpful to mention. Thanks for all the work you guys do on Todoist. I wouldn't be able to do my job half as well without it.

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David premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 02:14

Having the same problem. is there a fix yet?

David

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 02:21

David,

We are still looking into screen related issues.

Regards,
Brendon.

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David premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 02:31

Thanks Brendon! Just needed to know there is hope. ☺

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 17:49

Hi,

It appears to actually be an issue on the OSX side of things. We have gone through what we can, but we aren't able to fix this problem. The weird switching of apps is related to an issue that OSX is having.

We will see what we can do, but its not on our end. Sorry for the trouble.

Regards,
Brendon.

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David premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 19:08

I have to say that this is a pretty lame answer. To blame it on the OS when no other application displays the same behavior is just weak. While you may not like the OS environment, others seem to be able to work with it just fine.

Its a bit like saying "I keep missing my basketball shots when my competitors are not because the basket is in the wrong place"

BK
Ben Kleppinger premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 19:14

It was fixed in the previous update. Did the fix introduce some other issue that had to be resolved by removing it? If not, could the fix from the previous update be reintroduced? Or is there a way to revert to the previous version on my computer?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 19:18

Hi,

There appears to be a few related issues, and things may have been confused. Please, describe your issue exactly as it occurs.

Regards,
Brendon.

BK
Ben Kleppinger premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 19:42

90 percent of the time when I open Todoist and put it into fullscreen mode, this is what happens:

- Open Todoist
- Click fullscreen button at the top right
- Todoist will enter fullscreen mode and slide to the end of my line of fullscreen apps
(So far so good)
- The moment I move away from the fullscreen Todoist window, either by sliding back to the left or entering Mission Control, Todoist's window covers the entirety of my desktop screen, so that I cannot see my desktop background or icons.
- Todoist becomes inaccessible in its fullscreen space. If I slide to the Todoist fullscreen space, it slides me back instead to the desktop space.
- In order to stop Todoist from blocking my desktop space, I have to quit Todoist; there is no ability to exit fullscreen mode without quitting because there is no fullscreen button in the menu bar, like there normally is in an app that has gone fullscreen.

tl;dr — Fullscreen is unusable in Todoist because when you enter fullscreen mode, Todoist inappropriately monopolizes the desktop instead of sticking to its own fullscreen window.

BK
Ben Kleppinger premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 19:43

I have a screenshot of Todoist taking over my desktop, but I can't attach it here. Also, I'm running a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.2.

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David premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 19:47

This is exactly the behavior I see.

As well, even in non-full-screen mode, it is hard to use. The window keeps disappearing and I have to go to the icon in the dock to get it back on to the screen. Essentially, I am now using my browser to access todoist, which is a problem because I cannot use it in offline mode. The main reason I use todoist vs other similar apps is that it has a mac client. I can no longer use that mac client.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 19:48

Hi,

Alright, I believe this is indeed a different issue. I have passed it to the developer to confirm if it's something we can fix. If you indeed do not have this issue with other apps, then that is most likely.

Sorry for the confusion.

Regards,
Brendon.

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David premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 20:27

Thanks Brendon!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 07, 2014 - 16:00

Hi,

Unfortunealy this is indeed an issue we aren't able to fix. The Mac OS full screen support is bugged and is an issue for certain apps with a type of window model. So it's not all apps that have this issue, only certain ones. Hopefully Apple will address this issue in the future.

Regards,
Brendon.

BK
Ben Kleppinger premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2014 - 16:27

I'm confused then that it was fixed in the previous version of Todoist, but...

Can you give us more specifics about this bug if we want to contact Apple and push for resolution? What kind of window model is it that has the bug? What are other apps that have this issue?

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David premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2014 - 16:31

Ben, good questions. Since I have not seen or heard of any of other app having this issue, I find the explanation hard to believe, especially since it did not exist in recent prior versions of ToDoist.

Personally, it is a showstopper for me. I was in the process of moving my entire company to this app and now believe I need to find another platform. Which other programs have mac clients?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 07, 2014 - 20:23

Hi,

I believe there was a very similar issue that we fixed, and was caused by something else, and now is related to OSX.

I myself do not know the details of this issue, and I have passed the question to our developer, and hope to hear back soon.

I am very sorry about this.

Regards,
Brendon.

cyril trebuchet premium
Replied on Mar 08, 2014 - 07:56

Hi,
Thank you for trying. What i don't understand is that it used to work just fine. i can't understand why OSX is suddenly the problem.
You must have done something, and all mac users would really appreciate if it could be fixed for good

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 15:35

Hi,

The reason is because it's actually a different problem, though it acts almost exactly the same as before.

- Open TD in Full screen
- Use the Dock to switch to another desktop/app
- From now on the switch to TD should happen correctly, including from the dock and CMD+Tab

Regards,
Brendon.

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Антон Хатунцев premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 06:43

Thanks, Brendon! Works fine for me now! Is it possible to eliminate this problem completely in future releases?

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David premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 07:35

That did nothing for me. still acting weirdly.... unusable. :(

I must say this is deeply disappointing as I have spent hundreds of hours looking for the right program, had decided this was the one, and moved everything into it.

Back to the drawing board

MB
Mateus Bergamin
Replied on Mar 14, 2014 - 11:23

Hi!

I just downloaded for try yesterday, because the company I work at have no task menagement at all, and It suits perfectly, but this issue with the full screen mode is crapy for my workflow, as it keep shuffling with my finder windows.
Hope this comes to an end.

That aside, i just love it.

HM
Henry Maynard premium
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 16:32

I've been having the same issue, and I've had a play with the work around.

Switching to Safari or Mail in step 2 of Brendon's method didn't work.
However, switching to Word did, and the bodge held out even after closing Word, exiting full screen in TD, and returning to full screen.

I'd be interested to hear if other users could replicate this sort of fickle behaviour, or had any other developments!

Best wishes,

Henry Maynard :-)

HM
Henry Maynard premium
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 16:43

Also I've just noticed that, having done the above, TD won't 'stick' as the active screen unless you're swiping in from the desktop:

1: Open full screen TD.
2: Carry out the Brendon Method work-around
3: Select other app as active screen
4: Swipe to TD.
5: Screen flips to main desktop (desktop 1). Regardless of starting position, TD will now be the first screen to the right of main desktop.
6: Swipe to TD from desktop. TD is a happy appy.

The above does not occur when swiping from an additional desktop (e.g. desktop 2), regardless of TD's position relative to desktop 1

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David premium
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 18:34

hmm. did not work for me. TD still monopolizes desktop and will not let me do anything else at the desktop until I close it. :(

BK
Ben Kleppinger premium
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 20:52

It seems like if the current type of window used by Todoist is so problematic and buggy in OS X, it would be better to switch to window types used by other applications that handle fullscreen with ease. I wonder what the obstacles are to changing window type?

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David premium
Replied on Mar 15, 2014 - 21:05

That is the right question

Can Holyavkin premium
Replied on Apr 23, 2014 - 20:08

I also wonder that..

"It seems like if the current type of window used by Todoist is so problematic and buggy in OS X, it would be better to switch to window types used by other applications that handle fullscreen with ease. I wonder what the obstacles are to changing window type?"

Can Holyavkin premium
Replied on Apr 23, 2014 - 20:20

Temporary solution:

You can add the todoist page into dashboard as a Web Clip. It's fully functional in dashboard.