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Moving multiple tasks to a new date

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Outlook & Windows...

if I select multiple tasks and attempt to change their date, only 1 item is moved to the new date. the others remain and must be moved 1 at a time.

I thought this worked before but isn't today.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 18:05 UTC

Hi Stephen,

Does this only occur on the windows app? If you do this within the browser, does it still occur?

How many are you selecting? From which view?

Regards,
Brendon.

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Stephen premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 18:29 UTC

happens in browser as well

tested in
Windows 7 app
Outlook plugin
Chrome

same behavior. Select using control click, items turn yellow indicating they are selected, click right mouse to select the new date, tomorrow, or next week, or specific date - tried all.

Not sure how many views I tried it from... in the web browser, it tried it from the default view after loging in.

Usually I'm in the Today view

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 13, 2014 - 18:43 UTC

Stephen,

That is because you do not right click to change the date. Once you have selected more than one task, a menu at the very top appears, which has the option to "Change Date".

Regards,
Brendon.

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davidspreekmeester premium
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 12:06 UTC

Hi Brendon,


I think the real reason is not "Because you do not right click to change the date". The adagium should be: "The user is always right" (coming from a UI perspective).

I'm sure a lot of users experience the same problem as Stephen and me, because for instance the app lets me select multiple items and then offers me a draggable control. As a user, I then expect all the selected tasks to be moved on drag (or on right click for that matter). If certain actions (like dragging) are not applicable in a batch-context, they shouldn't be there at all in that context, or at least they shouldn't give off the impression that the action will be performed on all batch items. Otherwise you'll just be confusing your users.

On a side track, it is pretty cumbersome to select multiple items, since there doesn't seem to be a 'select-all' functionality, nor does shift-clicking the first and last item select all items, like most apps on most platforms do.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 12:11 UTC

Hi David,

Thank you for the feedback. We'll look into improving this aspect of the UI in the future. :-)


Regards,
Clyde