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Task filter no longer shows 'all' taks


I have been using Todoist with my home page showing all my tasks, with the 'today' and priority 1 items at the top. This is using a search filter of "today, p1, all"

However when I came to it this morning, the same search filter only shows "Today" and "P1" tasks. The right-hand side of the screen shows "Search after `all`": "No tasks matches your query".

Can someone tell me what is going on (and how to fix it!) please?


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David Trey  staff
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 12:11 UTC

Hello Liam,

The term "all" is not a valid search query, the correct term to see all tasks is either "viewall" or "va" and I can confirm that the query "tod, p1, va" is working correctly. Please let me know if it solves this issue.

We've just improved our search and enabled full text search without having to use the q: syntax which means - if you search for all, Todoist looks for tasks that have "all" within their name.

Best regards,

Alberto Villa  premium
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 12:12 UTC

Some options have disappeared below the search box, however, using "view all" in that search box I can see all the tasks grouped by project...

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 12:17 UTC

Hello Alberto,

The "q:" option has disappeared as you can now simply type the text you're looking for without using it.

Best regards,

Liam Elliott
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 13:42 UTC


Thanks for your reply, that makes sense but I was confused because I've been using a filter containing "all" for a couple of weeks now, which worked as I wanted it to!

"tod, p1, va" does what I want, so I'll update my defaults to use that...



David Trey  staff
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 14:02 UTC


Thank you for the confirmation. It's possible that "all" worked before as an alternative for "viewall" because back then you couldn't search for any words without using the q: feature. Now that you can, we must be strict about these keywords as anytime someone would want to search for tasks that actually do include "all" within their name, the entire task list would be displayed.

Best regards,

Lars Niemann  premium
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 14:55 UTC

would be nice to be informed on changes... same issue here with the "all" filter. "va" works.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 16:08 UTC

Hello Clark,

What browser and or extension/plugin are you using. The "Start page" button should not have an "all" beside it. It should be "today,overdue"?


Clark Wells
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 16:10 UTC


Never mind. It was a custom search I had set in settings. All fixed now.