Hotkes ctrl+arrows plus some questions
On windows ctrl+left or right is used to navigate in text to next word. By here I edit task nesting. Thats bad, any idea how to fix it?
And i have some qa. Can be some setting that allow moving subtasks to history too? I know about shift+click. Or may be it is better to create projects instead of sub tasks?
Asked by B7W on Nov 11, 2012 - 19:15
It's not possible to change the Ctrl+Arrow keyboard shortcut. Task names are relatively short, therefore the Ctrl+Arrow shortcut is usually never used to jump between words. However, you can of course quickly go to the end of the line using the END key or use Ctrl+Shift+Arrow which will select the text, but can also be used to quickly move between words.
With Todoist Premium, you can add notes to task where you can put a much longer text and in a task note this shortcut will work normally.
Moving sub-tasks to history can be done either by holding Shift when checking it off or right-clicking on a task and choosing "Move to history".
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Shiri Dori-Hacohen on Nov 13, 2012 - 09:47
I actually disagree. Whether or not task names are short is at the user's discretion (even when notes are available), but by overriding system hot keys you're creating a different mode for the user, which is confusing and potentially distracting from the task at hand.
Not to mention that this functionality is context-dependent: I just tested the today view, for example, where ctrl+arrow will move to the beginning or end of the line as opposed to a nesting operation.
Of course, I'm not expecting you to defend design/UX decisions on the support forum, just saying that a certain key combination is "usually never used" is a value judgement... It will almost certainly be used by certain users and not by others.
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and will consider it for future development. You're welcome to add a request to change this shortcut to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/
Also, we would greatly appreciate if you could let us know which shortcut would you prefer for indenting tasks. We always try to improve our software to suit all our Customers' needs and such information would be very valuable for us.
Shiri Dori-Hacohen on Nov 18, 2012 - 11:44
Sure thing, I will add it now.
Not sure about the best alternative, but potentially a key combination that uses letters could work, e.g. Ctrl+j, Ctrl+k for nesting in or out could be a good option.