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Is there a way of doing a search of all my tasks, for a particular word or phrase? If not available now, when will it be?

Thank you

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 11, 2013 - 17:52 UTC

Hello Thom,

Yes, such option is available. To search for all tasks that contain the word "test", simply type:

q: test

within the search box in the top-left corner. The q: function will search for the exact word in both active and completed tasks across all projects.

Best regards,

Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 06:10 UTC

Hi, I am trying to use the q: keyword function and my screen does not change when I've typed it. Do I need to hit anything after typing or should it filter as I'm typing? I am using the premium version.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 08:17 UTC

Hi Tarnya,

Once you have type it your keyword (in your example "q: test"), you'll then need to press ENTER for it to start searching.


Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 13:31 UTC

Ha ha. Thank you! I was trying Tab after typing, clicking the spotlight, everything except Enter! Thank you :-)

Serge  premium
Replied on Sep 13, 2014 - 11:19 UTC

would it be possible to have a mode to search in all tasks without having to type "q:" ?

BTW, to make this work you don't have to type the space after the "q:"



David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 13, 2014 - 11:32 UTC

Hello Serge,

You don't have to us q: just enter the word you want to search for and it will work. The only exceptions are words such as "tom" or "tod" which would be interpreted as "tomorrow" or "today" and numbers - 16 would search for tasks due on the 16th. In these cases, you have to use q: to omit these shortcut and force Todoist to consider this a text search.


Serge  premium
Replied on Sep 14, 2014 - 18:09 UTC

omg , yes i was searching numbers :)