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How do I jump between words when editing text?

LV

There are standard Windows key combinations to navigate through the words in text boxes: Ctrl+Left, Ctrl+Right. Todoist doesn't support it.
This is _extemely_ inconvenient and currently my issue #1 with using Todoist (and showstopper for paying for Premium).

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 13:01 UTC

Hello Leon,

Within projects, these shortcuts are used to indent a task. In other views, this shouldn't be a problem.

We always recommend to use short task names and if you need very long descriptions - use task notes, but if you need very long task names, you can use the Home and End keys to navigate to the beginning or end of the text.


Best regards,
David

LV
Leon Volovik
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 15:35 UTC

Can you give an example of a view where this navigation works? It doesn't work even in the Quick Add Task popup, which doesn't make any sense because the indention shortcuts do not work in it anyway.
Is it possible to make the shortcuts adjustable? Generally, overriding standard OS shortcuts doesn't look like a good idea. In such a well designed product like Todoist it is especially strange to see.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 15:37 UTC

Leon,

You can use this shortcut in the today view, 7 days, any label view, filter, search result. Basically everywhere except for within a project and the small Quick Add box.


Best regards,
David

LV
Leon Volovik
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 16:09 UTC

Thanks for pointing this. Though now it makes even less sense - the same shortcut used with totally different meaning in similar contexts.
What about the Quick Add box, why the keys don't work there?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 17:42 UTC

Leon,

This shortcut is used for one context in one place - indenting tasks within projects (and projects themselves).

We'll look into the Quick Add issue and see if we can make it work there too.


Best regards,
David

LV
Leon Volovik
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 18:30 UTC

Yes, I understand that you use the shortcuts for indenting the projects.
What I meant is that from all the views that display a task list only one use the shortcut for a different purpose. This itself is as misleading as overriding standard Windows shortcut that used in every text box in virtually every application.
Since you do not qualify this as a bug, I will add a record in the Votebox.