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Outlook minimize size


Just getting familiar with Todoist after looking at dozens of other systems - looks like it's going to be the winner! Yay!

1) Overall Outlook works fine... but, When Todoist is minimized, it still consumes a full 1" of vertical space on my monitor or about 10% of the entire Outlook - just eating up empty space! Even if eating the entire vertical column, it seems it would be easy enough to resize it to about 1/8" or maybe 2% of the horizontal space... it's just a couple of << arrows in the middle of a wide open field.

Is there a way to do this?

2) when Td is expanded, it would be wonderful if there could be an option to expand the width of outlook itself... in my setup, Outlook takes up about 50% of the screen on the RHS and leaves an area on the left to have a few other windows open and pull forward as needed. When clicking to open TD it messes up the display of the email folder view structure, so I have to resize the window manually each time i use it... or, have Outlook always eat 80% of my screen when it only needs 50% most of the time.

Thanks for any guidance on how to possibly achieve these actions.


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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Feb 20, 2014 - 16:26 UTC

Hi Stephen,

At this time, neither of these can be changed. Though we will consider adding more options to do so in future updates. You can of course, change the size of Todoist window when it is open, but only to a certain point.


Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 01:28 UTC

Agree with Stephen - this is a bit silly.

Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 01:28 UTC

Agree with Stephen - this is a bit silly. Is there a way to hide the sidebar and just keep the "Add Todoist" button??

Matthew Cockrell  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 15:38 UTC


Anne Wilson  premium
Replied on Feb 03, 2015 - 15:16 UTC


Igor Furnas  premium
Replied on Apr 26, 2015 - 15:47 UTC


I am really in need of this feature. My laptop screen resolution (and most of my colleagues) is only 1366x768 (this laptops are all bought in the last 12 months) and in this scenario the pixels wasted by the todoist sidebar when it's closed are precious.

Since I make most of the task management in the windows app and only use the Outlook plugin to create tasks linked with emails... I could live without the sidebar at all.

Alex Ciarlillo  premium
Replied on Aug 18, 2015 - 20:50 UTC


Even collapsed, the sidebar takes up too much space.

AndyMo905 .
Replied on Sep 25, 2015 - 13:32 UTC


Agree. It is thick enough for 3 1/2 lines of text. Waste of space.

Productivity tools such as ToDoist are valued by people that are trying to be more efficient and productive. All these screen-management issues like spacing, font size, and other wasted space issues are counter efficient.

David Johnson  premium
Replied on Oct 07, 2015 - 16:23 UTC

+1 It's wasteful but ok on big monitors, but when I'm working off the small laptop screen, I want to disable it just to get back the space. Is there any prospect of this getting updated?