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How can I increase the level (out-dent as opposed to indent) of an item?

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How can I increase the level (out-dent as opposed to indent) of an item?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 28, 2013 - 21:55 UTC

Hello Alex,

If you click on a task's name to enter edit mode, there are two arrow icons on the right side of the task input field - one to indent and the other one to unindent it.

Also, you can use the keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+RightArrow and Ctrl+LeftArrow to indent/unindent a task (or project).


Best regards,
David

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Alex Leighton-Goodall
Replied on Jan 28, 2013 - 22:10 UTC

OK thanks. Now I've just figured out I have no control over the sort order of today's tasks - is that correct?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 28, 2013 - 22:33 UTC

Hello Alex,

By default, tasks on the "today" list are sorted primarily by due time, then by priority and the rest is grouped by project. You have limited control over this order, you can drag & drop tasks on this list, but this will affect the general position of tasks with the same property. For example - if you put tasks with priority 3 at the top, above tasks with priority 1, new tasks with !p3 will be added to the top as well.


Best regards,
David

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czyczuje
Replied on Oct 01, 2013 - 17:30 UTC

So, how do we indent/outdent on a MacBook? Ctrl+RightArrow and Ctrl+LeftArrow have OS functions which Todoist does not override.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 01, 2013 - 19:48 UTC

Hello Matt,

Please make sure that you're adding the task while you're inside a project and use the "Add task" option there or edit a task while in project view and if it still doesn't work - try Command+Arrows.

Alternatively, you can always use the icons on the right side of the task input field or, click and hold the handle used to reorder tasks and while you're holding it, use the number keys 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to set this task's indent level.


Best regards,
David

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czyczuje
Replied on Oct 01, 2013 - 20:03 UTC

Hi David,

Sorry, I was unclear. I'm trying to indent/outdent a project in the project list, not tasks/subtasks.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 01, 2013 - 20:06 UTC

Matt,

In that case, please right-click on the project, choose "Edit project" and then use the arrow icons on the right side of the project input field.


Best regards,
David

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czyczuje
Replied on Oct 01, 2013 - 20:11 UTC

Ah, thanks! I seem to recall either looking that up before, or possibly asking that question before - getting re-acquainted after not using todoist for a while. (not todoist in particular - been avoiding all task apps for some time, and find I need one again)

Todoist is still the best task app out there for Android, IMO.

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maxwellh  premium
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 21:00 UTC

I still cannot figure out how to indent/outdent my tasks (or turn them into sub-tasks) via the Chrome application. Either the functionality has changed, or I'm just not doing something right. The Ctrl+RightArrow or Ctrl+LeftArrow only move the cursor inside the text edit box. I also do not see any "arrow icons on the right side of the project input field" when editing a task. As a matter of fact, I don't see a project input field at all when I'm editing a task. Either I'm missing something, or the current version is vastly different from an older version??

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maxwellh  premium
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 21:05 UTC

OMG!!! I found it in another thread. It only works when you're WITHIN A PROJECT (not from, say, a "7 Day View" or a "Today" view or whatever). Good Lord, why is this the case??

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 21:06 UTC

Hi,

Sorry to hear about that! Could you please clarify where exactly you create a task? Adjusting indent level is not possible from the quick add + option. Could you please try to enter a project, clic "+Add task" and then try Ctrl+RightArrow or Ctrl+LeftArrow? You should be able to see the arrow icons under the due date field.

You can also manually indent tasks inside a project dragging them (handle icon on the left from the task title).

Regards,
Galina

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maxwellh  premium
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 21:07 UTC

That's very helpful. And yes--I tend to "live" in my 7-Day view and not within projects. OK. So special (future version) request here: make this function from within views OUTSIDE of project view.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 21:08 UTC

We will take it into consideration for future updates! (+1) Thanks for the suggestion!

Regards,
Galina