you can add a line break using Ctrl+N or Ctrl+M.
You can find a list of all available keyboard shortcuts here:
I stopped using Ctrl+N in favor of Ctrl+M because Ctrl+N was opening a new browser window (its regular function in Firefox). Now Ctrl+M has stopped working. Using Firefox v14.0.1.
due to some complications, this feature has been removed in our latest version of Todoist.
In order to describe your task with additional information, you can format the text (bold, italic, underlined, highlighted - Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I, Ctrl+U or Ctrl+Y) or, with Todoist Premium, add as much text (with line breaks) into task notes.
You can still add the <br> tag within a task bane to break a line, though.
I am VERY displeased that this feature has been removed. I relied upon it heavily for project lists. I have also used the indent feature, but frankly I ran into several problems with that and went "backward" (I felt) to using the more old school asterisk/line break strategy. And now this is gone.
I am still, after about three weeks (I think) trying to use and tweak my Todoist every day. But as much as I want it to work, I continue to run into problems - some of which I have shared here (and thanks, David). I want to purchase the Premium version, but I refuse to do so until I can be certain that the features and there and that it works for my particular needs. I'm nearing the point where I might have to accept that I've wasted some time and move on to a new task manager.
Can you offer any hopeful words about what your new version will fix, when it will be available, etc.? I just don't have the time for the surprise failures that have become such a big part of my experience with you.
we're very sorry for any inconvenience you've experienced with Todoist. We're putting a lot of work to provide the best user experience using the latest technology, but with that comes a risk of issues/glitches happening in the process. We are trying to fix them all as soon as we can.
We will implement the line breaking function soon.
Good news, David. I'm waiting patiently and do appreciate all of the hard work that goes into perfecting your product. I promise to be a paying customer soon - if these kinks get worked out and stay that way. I'm rooting you guys on!!!
the Ctrl+M and Ctrl+N shortcuts for line breaks have now been implemented.
Verified! Thanks for restoring this functionality.
Could You add additional hotkeys - Shift + Enter or CTRL+Enter ? these combinations are common used in messangers and text editor for same purposes.
Whereas, Ctrl +N - commonly used by browsers - Chrome, FireFox, and it also could be a global hotkey!
And, much worst - ctrl+N - counterintuitive,
it is very bad that I shoul google "How to make new line" after trying Ctrl+Enter and Shift+Enter
Unfortunately, this feature is no longer officially supported by Todoist, but please note that it also worked with Ctrl+M in the past.
To add more long text to your tasks, we recommend using task notes for best compatibility and to assure no issues on any platforms.
Ctrl+M is even more counterintuitive =)
I have wrote Autohotkey script, so I could make new line by Shift+Enter.
Why this feature is not longer support ?
(any way thanks for Ctrl+M is still existing)
I've also find out that you hide Highlight function wich is very useful. Why ?
Do you plan to return support of these futures later ?
We have no plans to support these features in the future. They make data management not only difficult, but also prone to issues/glitches, can cause issues on mobile and maintaining it is difficult and risky on all platforms.
Do you have plan to add WYSIWYG editor to web application/gmail add on/ mobile app or come basic feature of text format?
There are no plans to add a WYSIWYG editor any time soon and it's unlikely that one will be added in the future. You can use our text formatting syntax. You can learn more about it here: https://todoist.com/Help/TextFormatting
This is a real shame.
I was looking for something that is like a hybrid of helpdesk systems that I have used in the passed to with features like WYSIWYG editing and new lines.
Is the 'notes' feature the comments? I like to use them as a record of what's been done more than what needs doing. It's annoying the comments can't be deleted/moved to history like tasks.
Yes the notes are for comments related to a task, and in shared projects you can use the comment field to communicate with others.
I use Todoist for Mac and CtrlM is not working to make line breaks although I think it did in the past? Please tell me how I can make line breaks - thank you!
This feature has recently been deprecated. In the web apps you can use <br> as a workaround (+1)
Hi galina - can i vote to ask the developers to add back in? helps to format with line breaks..
Unfortunately, we are not planning to bring it back as according to the devs, it's very hard to support it our updated system.
I am very sorry about that.