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Subtasks appear twice


I have created a task in a project with indented sub tasks all with no due date. When I view No due date tasks the parent task and subtasks appear in the list (parent task has the little triangle to show/hide subtasks) but the subtasks also appear as individual tasks not associated with a parent further down the list. This is confusing. Any work around.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 29, 2014 - 17:27 UTC

Hello Mark,

This is an intended behavior. When you search for anything (date, no date, label etc.), Todoist shows you every single task (and sub-task) that meets the search criteria. Because both the parent and the sub-task do, both will be displayed.

This way, you'll never miss a task (which you could if we would hide tasks that match the search under parent tasks) and also won't need to see tasks that don't meet the search criteria (if a sub-task would, but the parent wouldn't - you would have to browser through the parents that may be unrelated just to find the sub-task that is).

Best regards,

siavash sarrafan
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 04:18 UTC

That's great but there is a small problem here. most of the time a sub-task doesn't mean much by itself and to understand what is the task from its title we need to also know the title of its parents.

I suggest to make it possible to check the parents titles some how from individual tasks, maybe put an option in context menu to navigate to the parent task or better than that to just show a tool tip pop-up with title of its parent tasks on mouse hover.


siavash sarrafan
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 04:38 UTC

Ok I am aware that I can click on a link on a task labeled with its project name to jump to the project structure where that task lives, but I couldn't find an easy way to navigate back to where you been.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 04:39 UTC


Since our menu is at the right hand side, there isn't really a way to go back to where you were.


siavash sarrafan
Replied on Jan 15, 2015 - 04:49 UTC

I'd like to request a feature:
having a menu item that opens a pop-up window which contains task's parent structure.
or having that information in tool-tip is also great.

It can be helpful as well while browsing history of completed tasks.

John Wedding  premium
Replied on Jan 24, 2015 - 22:27 UTC

Ran across this behavior today as well.

I can see how having every task in a flat view helps avoid missing anything.

But ... I was a little confused as well.

Maybe have a Today View option that lets you choose between a flat view (what it is currently) or hierarchical view (like the Project List on the left side, but only with those projects, subprojects, and upper-level tasks due today)?

Steven Ovadia  premium
Replied on Jun 02, 2015 - 10:31 UTC

I also find this very confusing.

Layasamadhi  premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2015 - 09:12 UTC

You say "This is an intended behavior."

I say "Compliments. Who designed this feature is a true genius of nowhere."