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Desktop Drag & Drop Task scrolling to bottom

I am using the desktop app with the "overdue, 7days" view.

Starting today when I drag and drop a task forward the list scrolls to the bottom and doesn't allow me to scroll back up. This is making it difficult to drag tasks to even tomorrow because it jumps me too far down in the days. Of course I can go in and edit the task date, but the drag and drop capabilities are what made this so simple.

I tested this in the web app, and it worked just fine there. I was able to grab a task from today and move it tomorrow without the scroll jumping too far ahead.

I even thought my mouse might be causing this because the batteries were low, but after replacing them the app is still doing this. :-(

HELP! I love this app but I need to be able to move things around and the drag and drop functionality was the best way to do this before. :-) I'm all about less clicking!

Thanks for looking into this.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 00:13 UTC

Hi Sarah,

So this is only on the Mac app? There have been a few other reports, but we have yet been able to reproduce this issue. If you could explain in detail what you are doing when this occurs, so it's the 7 days view, you grab a task from Today, or the next day, where do you try to drag it, does it move to the bottom right away?


Sarah Huibregtse  premium
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 20:41 UTC

Fabulous questions.

It has happened when I grab a task from today (being Monday) and attempted to move it to Wednesday or Thursday. Pretty much if the list is longer than what is displaying on my screen it feels the need to pull me to the bottom of the list and doesn't allow me back up.

If I grabbed a task from the bottom it didn't allow me to scroll up to move it to a earlier date either. Yesterday, I tried that as a work around for trying to get the task to Wednesday.

The task stays with my mouse, but I'm forced to drop it only on what is displaying on the screen.

Please let me know if you'd like additional information.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 18, 2014 - 23:31 UTC


Thanks, we are looking into this problem now, and hope to find a solution soon.


Sarah Huibregtse  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 00:48 UTC

Fabulous! :-)

Nick K  premium
Replied on Feb 19, 2014 - 21:17 UTC

Second that:

The issue also exists on Chrome, which I would imagine shares WebKit rendering engine with MacOS wrapper.

Jeff  premium
Replied on Feb 20, 2014 - 05:37 UTC

I have the same problem when using Safari. But not when I switch over to Chrome. Hope that helps.

Jay Canete
Replied on Feb 22, 2014 - 18:22 UTC

I have same problem. I try to drag/drop an existing task and the mac app fast scrolls to the bottom. Annoying

Mark Rovner  premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2014 - 18:28 UTC

Same problem!

Sharon K  premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2014 - 19:38 UTC

Another person with the same problem on the Mac desktop program. I have to rearrange all of my tasks using my phone.

David Farrell
Replied on Feb 23, 2014 - 12:47 UTC

Same problem. Chrome. Unfortunately this makes Todoist completely usable since my lists are long enough to require scrolling. I hope a fix comes SOON.

Irek Karkowski  premium
Replied on Feb 23, 2014 - 15:39 UTC

Me too - very annoying!

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 00:45 UTC


Very sorry for this, we are still looking into the issue. It appears to be more complicated then it seems. We hope to have it resolved soon.


DS  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 13:13 UTC

Hi guys
Is this solved any time soon? I can't use Todoist as it is now and I have a very busy work week. I am on the edge of switching to another system. Why does it takes so long time to fix such a critical bug?


David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 13:27 UTC

We're very sorry for the inconvenience, we're working on a fix right now.

Best regards,

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 15:12 UTC


This issue has now been fixed.

Best regards,

Mark Rovner  premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 15:29 UTC

many thanks!!!!!