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Keyboard shortcut to edit an item?

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After saving an item by pressing Enter Todoist exits "edit" mode. Usually at this point I review other tasks in a project by using the up and down arrow keys. Is there a keyboard shortcut to edit the current hi-lighted item? It's awkward to have to reach for the mouse to click in this situation.

Thanks
Elliot

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 14:49 UTC

Hello Elliot,

When you add a new task, confirm with Enter, then use Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down to navigate to another task, you then can't change it? I can't reproduce such issue, as I navigate through them, I automatically get focus on the opened field and can change it.

What browser are you using?


Best regards,
David

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Todd Smith
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 15:29 UTC

I am having the same problem. There is no way to navigate via keyboard shortcuts. I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. I've tried to navigate in the chrome extension and the raw web version and neither work.

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Elliot  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 15:43 UTC

I'm using Chrome - the only way to edit is with a mouse click.

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Elliot  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 15:43 UTC

Also Windows 7

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 19:58 UTC

Hi,

Please clarify, is the task actually selected (edit mode) and you aren't able to navigate, or the issue is with not being in edit mode?

Because with being in Edit mode I can indeed navigate without issue, outside of it, it does not work.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Elliot  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 20:42 UTC

The task is hi-lighted after using the up or down arrow and NOT in edit mode. That is the problem. The question is how to get back into Edit mode with the keyboard rather than the mouse

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Elliot  premium
Replied on Feb 17, 2014 - 22:56 UTC

I press Enter to save a task. Todoist exits edit mode. I use up or down arrows to navigate.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 00:20 UTC

Hi,

In that case, there is no shortcut to enter edit mode, but you can press A to create a new task, then CTRL+UpArrow to switch the tasks.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Elliot  premium
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 01:41 UTC

This kind of arbitrary oversight and inconsistency in an otherwise great product kind of sucks. Why are there not more keyboard shortcuts???

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 12:57 UTC

Hello Elliot,

It's difficult and complex to maintain keyboard shortcuts across multiple browsers, platforms, apps, but we'll consider adding more of them in future updates.


Best regards,
David

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Marek  premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 14:10 UTC

Hi David,
Any news on this feature ? Having to use the mouse to get back into edit mode really breaks mental flow.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 18:05 UTC

Hi Marek,

No, we haven't added a shortcut to edit tasks. A workaround though would be to press "a" to add a task and then and then press CTRL+Up/Down arrow key (or CMD+Up/Down arrow key if you're using a Mac).


Regards,
Clyde

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Marek  premium
Replied on Jan 03, 2015 - 20:56 UTC

Hi Clyde,
Thanks for the suggestion. I have been trying to use this workaround but it's only usable for very short lists (let's say less than 10 items).

If you have a list with 40 items and you are currently on 2nd item, this workaround requires you to press 'a' followed by Cmd-Up 38 times...

Hopefully more shortcuts will make it to the roadmap and we will see it soon :) For now, I'll try to fix my muscle memory and stop pressing Enter after editing.

thanks!
Marek

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rusty.camden
Replied on Jun 22, 2015 - 22:02 UTC

having a focused task and some shortcut to go into edit mode or complete
the task is a must