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Undo button


It would be great to have an undo button!

Let me give you an example of its use: If you by accident delete a task with a lot of subtask, some of which had already been completed. To bring this back to its former status is very tiresome if at all possible. An undo button would solve this problem in no time.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 11, 2011 - 05:45

Hello Paul,

this option is already available. If you delete a task, a blue bar shows up at the top giving you the option to undo the previous action and recover the deleted task.

Best regards,

Replied on Jan 10, 2012 - 20:38

Can't see this blue bar with Opera, is i a Premium feature or a bug specific to Opera?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 11, 2012 - 00:18

Hello TerDale,

unfortunately, I can't reproduce this issue.

The bar is currently grey and appears in the latest version of Opera after deleting any task.

Please tell me:
- Which version of Opera are you using?
- From which view are you deleting a task (project view or search result - if so what's the search query)?

Best regards,

Replied on Jan 11, 2012 - 01:19

Hello David,

Thanks for the prompt reply.
I'm using the latest version : 11.60.1185. Did also test it with Opera Next 12.00.1191, and got the same result.
I also tried with latest version of Chrome, and again the same result, so I really wonder if you're not speaking about the text saying "99 completed" that turns green for a short time before going back to grey. If it is so, clicking on it is only allowed for Premium users

Anyway, here is how I proceed:
- I'm in a sub-project view,
- then I check one of the task,
- the "99 completed" at the top is incremented and turns green for 1 sec
- my task is move to the bottom, greyed out.
Do I miss something?


David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 11, 2012 - 01:34


what you've described is not considered a deletion. If you check off a task using the check box, it will end up in the completed tasks list at the bottom and you can access it anytime when you click on the "Show completed tasks" link and retrieve it by un-checking the greyed out box.

Note - sub-tasks are moved there only if their parent task is checked off or if you hold the SHIFT key while checking it off and only clicking the "Delete completed" link at the bottom will actually permanently delete these tasks.

In order to see the undo option, you have to hover over a particular task and when you see the small gear icon on the right side of each task, you can click on it and choose "delete". This option will remove your task permanently and show you an "Undo" option at the top.

You can see how both options work in this short video:

Best regards,

Replied on Jan 11, 2012 - 01:43


Thanks for the detailed explanation and video, and sorry for the mess ;-)
Everything is clear now, thanx again.

Replied on Feb 12, 2012 - 08:57

ok this does not show up in firefox. does this work for projects too ?

Replied on Feb 12, 2012 - 08:58

how about a trash space that retains anything deleted for 30 days ? It can restored to its original form if needed. Is that possible ?

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 12, 2012 - 10:12

Hello Ismail,

unfortunately, there is no "Undo" option for projects, but anytime you want to delete a project, you should see a message asking for confirmation and listing the project you're trying to delete as well as the names of the sub-projects which will be deleted, if applicable.

As for the trash space - this could be possible, thank you for the suggestion, you're welcome to add a separate request to the Votebox.

Best regards,

stephendavidcampbell premium
Replied on Jul 12, 2013 - 06:58

can this be made possible on the andriod app? - which how I access todoist most of the time