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Persistent Bug Since Last Big Update

Since the last update which shifted the List from the far left of the screen in Full Screen Mode to the center(brilliant by the way!)there has been a persistent bug where, after shifting from one Full Screen App and back to Todoist, the Todoist App will sit on the desktop as if it is the desktop wallpaper.
It's almost as if there are two instances of the program running(but of course there isn't), one which sits on, and replaces the desktop(making it impossible to access anything else on there), and the other which remains in Full Screen Mode. One can toggle between these b/c one is in fact The Desktop and the other Todoist.
I hope this can be fixed, I love this program.

My specs:
OS X 10.9.2
iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2010
Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3
Memory 12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4670 256 MB

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 14, 2014 - 03:33 UTC

Hi Luke,

- Open TD in Full screen
- Use the Dock to switch to another desktop/app
- From now on the switch to TD should happen correctly, including from the dock and CMD+Tab

That should resolve it. The issue is on the OSX side of things.


lukechrisinger  premium
Replied on Mar 14, 2014 - 15:14 UTC

I should of clarified, the problem occurs when "swiping" between full screen apps using a trackpad or magic mouse. I don't know that there is a way to access the dock once the program is in full screen, am I doing something wrong? If I use CMD Tab to switch to another App and then back to Finder the same problem occurs.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 14, 2014 - 16:07 UTC


The dock should appear if you go to the very bottom of the fullscreen app. Once that is done, the CMD Tab will work.

Unfortunately there is nothing we can do otherwise, it's an issue on the OSX side of things. Hopefully it will be resolved though.


lukechrisinger  premium
Replied on Mar 14, 2014 - 16:59 UTC

Ok, thanks. Hopefully they'll fix it in an update at some point.

Jason Moore
Replied on Mar 26, 2014 - 15:26 UTC

I'm having the same issue. I'm sorry - please don't take this as obnoxious. :) But I don't have this problem with any other third-party app on my Mac.

gregory.krasutski  premium
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 10:50 UTC

I have the same issue both on my home MacBook Air and work MacBook Pro.
OS X 10.9.3

Brendon's workaround worked, but other apps don't have such issue, so it can't be Apple's problem.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 11:18 UTC

Hi Gregory,

I have reported this to our developer and we'll take a look at a more permanent fix for this. Sorry for the inconvenience.



gregory.krasutski  premium
Replied on Jul 02, 2014 - 00:18 UTC

Update: Brandon's workaround doesn't work every time.
Today it failed when I switched through the dock from Todoist (full-screen mode) to Mail (not full-screen mode). However, I wasn't able to replicate the bug again.

Enric Enrich  staff in training
Replied on Aug 15, 2014 - 17:17 UTC


We have just released a new version of the Mac app that fixes different issues, and one of the fixed issues is related with the fullscreen mode! :-)

This new version (5.x) is only available for Mac OS X 10.9+. You can download it from our Mac app website (https://todoist.com/mac) or on the Todoist app menu, clicking on "Check for Updates...". Soon it will be available to download from the Mac App Store.