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[windows program] disabling shortcuts?


First of all WELL DONE for all the new clients, that is android and windows, and the other too! Todoist has definitely become number 1 in task management. Todoist forever!

And the question I want to ask - I have problem with. Is there any way to disable shortcuts for the Windows Todois program? Because I use Polish (Programmer) keyboard layout and when I try to type national/accented letters I am unable to do so because Todoist pops up.

I found only one shortcut that overlaps the Polish (programmer) keybord layout, and that is:

Right ALT + A

It is a very important one and I need to disable todois every time I want to type something.

Another shortcut I found Todoist uses is:

Right ALT + T

I don't need it for anything else, but suppose some other users might have problem with it, it would be great to have an option to change the shortcuts to our preference!

ps. After a while I found out that I can right click the icon in the tray and choose Configuration - but it only shows the shortcuts, doesn't allow to change them.
ps2. I think this option should be also in the gear cog menu in the program itself, because it took me a while to find it

Otherwise great job!
thank you!

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Dec 15, 2012 - 12:26 UTC

Hello Bart,

Thank you very much for your report. Even though the default shortcuts are nor Alt+A and Alt+T, but Ctrl+Alt+A and Ctrl+Alt+T, I've been able to reproduce the issue with a Polish keyboard layout and I've passed it to the developers.

You can change the shortcuts anytime. To do so, right-click on the system tray icon, choose "Configuration", click on the shortcut you'd like to change so that it gets highlighted and then use a new shortcut you would like to assign to it (simply press the keys you would want to change the shortcut to).

Best regards,

Replied on Dec 15, 2012 - 12:29 UTC

Oh yes it does work, silly of me, thank you very a very quick answer!

Replied on Mar 11, 2014 - 11:39 UTC

You should do sth with it - anytime I upgrade todoist desktop app I have to change this shortcut again

Carlos Azmitia
Replied on Nov 12, 2014 - 19:45 UTC

It doesn´t let me change it. Already tried running it as administrator, but the same thing. Todoist is great, but this global shortcut thing is really annoying. I use a program everyday that uses shift-ctrl-A as a critical shortcut, but I have to close Todoist when Im working with this program. Please help.

Timothy Kist  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2015 - 12:31 UTC

There should be an option to disable it really. Developing Android apps with Android studio and it keeps overlapping with keyboard shortcuts. Am going to uninstall it for now and use Chrome.