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my os is mac os 10.8.2

when i use the level in todoist , the child missions show in the windows twice,

i think it is not very good.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 08, 2013 - 12:25 UTC


Please clarify - are you seeing the child tasks twice within the project? If' you're referring to the today.7 days view then please note that sub-tasks are displayed on their own in this list, but if their parent task also meets the search criteria (is also due today, for example), it will have a small arrow on its left side allowing you to view what sub-tasks it contains for reference.

This way you don't have to expand any sub-task list, see sub-tasks that don't meet the search criteria and at the same time - you won't miss a sub-task on your today list.

Best regards,

焘 陈  premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2013 - 13:27 UTC


at first , it shows in project list normally. i can see a small arrow on its left side.

but when i'm in the "today" or "7 days" list the sub-task will be shown twice. when i enter the list , the main task and sub-task will all be shown in the list. when i click the arrow which is on the left side of the main task, the sub-task of the main task will be shown again. and then , i click the arrow again , all sub-task will be hidden.

so i think it's not normal.
how can i show you some pictures ? it can make my description clearly.


David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 08, 2013 - 13:58 UTC

You could send a screenshot to david@doist.io but I believe we know what issue you're experiencing.

The fact that you can open the main task to see its sub-tasks as a reference (even though the sub-tasks are also shown separately if they're due on the same date) is intended so you won't miss a sub-task and still have an overview of what a parent task contains.

However, after collapsing the list, the sub-tasks shown separately should not disappear. This is an issue we're working on right now and it's most likely linked to adding sub-tasks through the mobile apps.

Best regards,

Rob Wheatley  premium
Replied on Jun 03, 2014 - 08:32 UTC

I have the same issue.

If I have indented tasks, then on the Today view, they show up under the indented tasks (as you'd expect) but they also show up in the main list. If I mark a task as complete, then it gets marked as complete in the indented version and disappears from the main list.

It's really quite annoying given that I grouped a bunch of small tasks together under a general task so I could tidy-up my Today view and it's had the complete opposite effect.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 03, 2014 - 09:58 UTC

Hi Rob,

If a task is due, it will show it to you at the same level regardless if it was a parent task or a sub-task. This is to ensure that you don't miss any tasks that are due already. I've added some examples to further demonstrate what is the expected behaviour.

Image 1 - I've create one main task (due tomorrow) and 2 sub-tasks (where sub-task 2 is also due tomorrow)

Image 2 - I've filtered tasks that are due tomorrow and both the main task and the sub-task 2 shows up.

Image 3 - I've expanded the main task to show you the "duplicate tasks" you mentioned. Though shown twice in this example, this is indeed just the same sub-task. By default, these tasks are not expanded so none of the sub-tasks will show up.

This is unlikely to change anytime soon. A workaround I can think of is just to apply due dates in your parent/main task but not in sub-tasks.

Best Regards,


Rob Wheatley  premium
Replied on Jun 03, 2014 - 10:30 UTC

Yeah, I'll go for the workaround.