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Keyboard Shortcut Completeness - Never use your mouse


I am one of those programmers that is so used to navigate entire windows without ever using my mouse. It's very fast for me and I basically have my mouse there for redundancy.
I checked the available keyboard shortcuts and I have to say I am disappointed.

Could we please get an extended shortcut list. What I mean by extended is that I can use it entirely without ever touching my mouse.

I would love you for this. Currently you guys made the best todo app out there, but this aspect is detrimental to say the least.

Get back to me,

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 12, 2013 - 12:44 UTC

Hello Loop,

Thank you for your feedback, we would greatly appreciate if you could let us know what shortcuts you're missing in Todoist.

Right now, to perform most tasks without a mouse, you can:
- Hit / to get to the search box
- Type #projectname to enter a project
- Use "a" to open the task adding window
- Indent it with Ctrl+RightArrow
- Set a priority label and reminder right away by typing: "Call Andy @phonecalls !p2 <remind tod at 2pm>" within the task name
- Use Ctrl+Q for quick task adding
...and more.

Let us know what other shortcuts you would like to see or add your suggestions to this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/154/

Best regards.

Lupuleasa I
Replied on Nov 13, 2013 - 08:50 UTC
Neil Hinrichsen
Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 15:49 UTC

It is intensely irritating that ToDoist only has ONE scrollbar for both Projects and Tasks!

If I want to go through all my projects to look at their tasks, after looking at each project I have to scroll down again, to select the next project. Over and over and over...

For pity's sake either:

-have separate scrollbars for projects and tasks (first prize), or
- have a keyboard shortcut to move to the next project (a distant second prize)

Replied on May 09, 2014 - 13:14 UTC

+1 for this feature....being able to use only the keyboard is a must for power users! It is very awkard to be able to process everything in my inbox with my keyboard, but then as the last step have to switch to using the mouse to move it to the appropriate folder!

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 09, 2014 - 13:19 UTC

Hello Neil,

We do have separate scrolling for the project list and the task list. We also have keyboard shortcuts to get to a project (indirectly). The shortcut is / and it brings focus to the search bar. Once you're in the search bar, you can start typing #project_name and use the auto-complete to select it.

Once you're in a project you can use "a" to add a task at the bottom or "A" to add one to the top. If you use Ctrl+Q to open the Quick Add menu, then you can select the project by hitting TAB twice to get to the project input field and type it in.

Best regards,

Kevin Kaland
Replied on Sep 09, 2014 - 12:35 UTC

+1 to being able to set project in editing mode, though.

Kevin Kaland
Replied on Sep 21, 2014 - 12:13 UTC

I also wrote a command-line app for my personal use to sort inbox items (only) into projects by adding ##projectname


Kaleb Nyquist  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 21:59 UTC


Shannon Lynne Sullivan
Replied on May 16, 2015 - 23:38 UTC

Is there a shortcut to move to a specific view like "/" followed by "#projectname" moves you to a specific project?

I would love a shortcut to get back to "Today" or "Next 7 days"

Bernhard Zürn  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2015 - 04:21 UTC

Perhaps we can achieve that with a custom browser-plugin on our own ?
Have the same problem. Keystrokes in Web-Apps work very good nowadays
(for example in JIRA)