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Bug using both a label and star in the task



There's a bug in todoist, a bit annyoing for me because I use a lot this feature.

Steps to reproduce.
1. Create a task with both star and a label.
E.g. *todo @home
The task is sucessfully saved. No checkbox on the left, as expected.
2. Click on the task to Edit it. You can observe that the order has been changed. "@home *todo"
Let's say I change todo to todo2 but even if I don't change anything, when the task is saved again the checkbox appears on the left.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 17, 2013 - 09:59

Hello Levente,

Thank you for your report, we've been able to reproduce this issue and we'll try to fix it in future updates.

In general, we encourage not to mix labels with task headers ("tasks" that have an asterisk). We always try to understand our customers' needs to improve our app and we'd appreciate if you could briefly explain how you're using our service that you often edit the headers and also use labels within them?

Best regards,

Levente Rog premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2013 - 12:18

Thank you for your answer.

The * is a very useful feature. I often organize things that need to be remembered in Todoist. These are not action items so it IS a good thing that the check-box is not there (i could accidentally mark them as complete). Such lists are my long term goals (5 year+), or lists with food name and the recipe in the comment. These recipes are also categorized with labels like @soup, @breakfast, etc.

Another use of combining * and @: the first item in a project can contain the often used labels in that project for quick filtering. Like:
*Labels used in this project: @home, @waitingfor, @someday.
It's so much easier to click on @home from there than navigating to @ and find that particular label I wan't to list. Sometimes I introduce a new label and when I update at item with the labels, it gets messed up.

Best Regards,

Martin Anso premium
Replied on Jun 10, 2013 - 03:32

Hi Todoist staff

Any update on fixing this issue in an upcoming update?
I also have relied on using * like Levente Rog does (i.e. for notes rather than tasks), and it is frustrating that has recently stopped working.
I personally would be happy accepting a more longhand notation for hiding the checkbox e.g.
@label <nocheck> text text

Thanks in advance.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 10, 2013 - 09:09

Hello Martin,

Please clarify - using the asterisk * in front of the task name has stopped working for you? I can confirm that it works fine right now. Please note that if you edit a task that already has a label and an asterisk, the asterisk will be moved after the label, but you can always move it back to the front.

We may consider changing this in the future.

Best regards,

Martin Anso premium
Replied on Jun 13, 2013 - 04:44

Yes, just you described. E.g.
A) I add a task: * test @label --> no checkbox
B) Clicking on the task to editing it, I see the structure is: @label * test --> has checkbox
C) Changing it to: * @label test removes the checkbox, but on clicking to edit it, the checkbox returns.

I will keep in mind I need to move the *, and look forward to this possibly being changed in the future.