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Shortcut collision on Chrome/Mac

FR

This question is regarding the Chrome Extension under Mac OS X; I'm unsure what happens in the Mac Application.

Currently, the Command+Left/Right Arrow shortcuts are being used to add and remove indention of a task. On a Mac, these shortcuts are the ones used to move the cursor to the end and beginning of a line (respectively).
So, when I try to move the cursor to the end of the line, for instance, the task gets indented.
Can the shortcuts for indention be changed to Tab and Shift-Tab, for instance, so this collision is avoided?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2012 - 06:12

Hello Filipe,

The keyboard shortcut to indent/unindent a task is Ctrl+RightArrow or Ctrl+LeftArrow.


Best regards,
David

FR
Filipe Rodrigues premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2012 - 07:05

Hello,
I'm aware that your documentation says so, but as I described, the Command variation of the shortcuts also indents (Right Arrow) and "unindents" (Left Arrow) tasks, and this is an issue because these shortcuts are the same in Mac OS X (system-wide) to move the cursor.
More so, the Ctrl variations are used in OS X to move between spaces (virtual desktops) by default.

That is, my "bug report" is that the Chrome Extension is using already reserved system-wide keyboard shortcuts.
My (revised) suggestion is to make these keryboard shortcuts configurable — either an on/off switch, or changing the combination of keys.

Thanks

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2012 - 07:20

Filipe,

Thank you for the clarification. We've chosen these shortcuts because task names are fairly short (you can add long text as a task note where it doesn't collide with the system-wide shortcut). Also, it applies only within projects, not the 7 days view, for example and editing a task already requires using the mouse sand you can quickly jump to the beginning or end of a text line using the Home or End keys.

Nonetheless, we will consider making these shortcuts configurable and you're welcome to add your vote for these requests in our Votebox:
http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/417/
http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/154/


Best regards,
David

FR
Filipe Rodrigues premium
Replied on Dec 15, 2012 - 07:29

Hello David,
> you can quickly jump to the beginning or end of a text line using the Home or End keys.
The issue there is that most Macs don't have the said keys (I would have to use an Apple full-sized keyboard, or another vendor's full-sized keyboard), and therefore the Command+Left Arrow (i.e., Home) and Command+Right Arrow (i.e., End) keyboard shortcuts the replacement for these cursor movements.

Because the Todoist Chrome Extension is also listening to the Command variations of the original Ctrl shortcuts, I am unable to use Home/End using the system-wide shortcuts to Home/End used in Mac OS X to move my cursor when I am editing a task.

I apologize mixing two issues (the Ctrl collision and the Command collision) in this thread.

Thank you for linking to both of those proposals.

CA
Chris Austin
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 10:54

Command shift T is reopen last closed tab in Chrome, but Todoist overrides this. Can it be disabled?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 11:46

Chris,

The shortcuts that can be changed are at the TD icon in your system bar at the top (beside the clock), then Mac App Preferences.

Regards,
Brendon.

CA
Chris Austin
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 11:51

Awesome, thanks Brendon

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Glen premium
Replied on Mar 20, 2014 - 03:05

I am also having a shortcut collision with ctr+left/right to indent being a system-wide shortcut to move between workspaces in OSX.