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Does "Completed" delete a task? If not, how do you completely delete it?
If the task is scheduled to repeat daily, like on weekdays, does 'Completed' only remove it from that one day instead of all days?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 13:13 UTC

Hello Louis,

"Complete" moves the task to the history which you can see on the web by clicking on the circular icon below your task list in a project. You can delete tasks from there by clicking on the tools icon at the top and choosing the "Delete completed" option.

In case of recurring tasks - you can complete a recurring tasks for the last time by holding the SHIFT key while checking it off or right-clicking on it and choosing "Move to history". That's not available on the iOS app yet, though.

Best regards,

Sabrina Renee Chong premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 03:59 UTC

Hi David, when I check complete on Outlook Todoist it becomes grey but does not automatically move to history. I have to activate move to history and then click on refresh button to get rid of it of the list which is just one extra step too many :)

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Hi Sabrina,

Are these sub-tasks? Sub-tasks were designed this way so they can be used to keep track of your progress.



Sabrina Renee Chong premium
Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 11:28 UTC

Hi Clyde, yes indeed they are sub tasks. I see so the idea is leaving them there greyed out to see what tasts were completed under the main task. gotcha! Although I personally prefer to clear them off as I go as fast as I can :) Wish there was an option for that cos it's a bit of a pin having to add two steps to each sub task to be erased from list.

Shirley Lu premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 18:15 UTC

I completely agree! I wish you would add a "settings" option for people to completely delete completed sub tasks, instead of having to manually delete a greyed out completed subtask. It seems to defeat the purpose of allowing users to be efficient with their time under ToDoist (for those of us who want this option). Thanks!!!

Łukasz Rzepka premium
Replied on Oct 07, 2014 - 07:45 UTC

I agree! You should give an opportunity to archive the subtask or delete them (all groups automatically)

Main task to do in Monday
subtask 1 (done)
subtask 2 (done)
subtask 3 (done)

Main task in Tuesday
subtask 1 (done)
subtask 2 (done)
subtask 3 (done)

I can't archive or delete subtask which were done... Please do something with that.