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Is there a shortcut to move a task to a new Project?


Is there a shortcut key to move a task to a new Project?

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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Mar 28, 2014 - 15:15 UTC

Hi Scott,

Unfortunately, there's currently no keyboard shortcut for moving tasks to a different project. You can refer to this link for all available keyboard shortcuts that you can use: https://todoist.com/Help/KeyboardShortcuts.

Please note though that if you have one or more tasks selected, you should have the "Move to Project" option available at the top of the screen. This should allow you to quickly move tasks around. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop tasks to different projects. I know it's not the same as a keyboard shortcut but I hope those two options help.



Hugh Kim  premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2014 - 03:47 UTC


I hope this feature is added in a near future.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Sep 06, 2014 - 12:29 UTC

Hi Hugh,

It's not really a keyboard shortcut but you can actually hold shift and select tasks and then click on the "Move to history" option that shows up at the top.


Kevin Kaland  premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2014 - 12:33 UTC

+1, asked this on Twitter and then found this. Maybe just let us write #Project to move it to a new project when we save, similar to @.

Kevin Kaland  premium
Replied on Sep 10, 2014 - 15:51 UTC

To anyone following this, I just wrote a personal tool that looks for ##project in the task name (case-sensitive exact match) and moves it from the Inbox to that project. It checks every 5 minutes (or whenever the app is started fresh).

It's a command-line tool and only tested on my Mac, but if anyone would use it I'll try to publish it as-is eventually, and then if someone wants to they can make it fancier.

Technical details: It's a Meteor app, so if you're on Windows you'll have to run it in a VM. It uses settings.json for configuration.

Joseph Yang  premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 16:50 UTC

+1 would love the hotkey. i put lots of stuff in my inbox and when I process it GTD style, having to click through so many times to change to the correct project slows me down a lot.

Erik Moe  premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 17:55 UTC

+1 Also really wish I could quickly file things from inbox to projects with keys alone. Even exposing the project field as something that can be tabbed in to after "date" would be a step up. Too much mousing and scrolling and typing involved as is.

Mimicking Gmail shortcuts would be a dream scenario. Imagine:

1. type [g] [i] and you go to the inbox
2. type [j] and [k] to go up and down the task list highlighting a single task at a time
3. type [enter] to edit a selected item, tab past the title and the date to the project field, type a few letters of the project to get an autocomplete suggestion. Done.
3. avoid tabbing through name and date at all by typing [m] to call up an autocomplete field for the project to move the task to.

Someday, maybe?. ;-D

Max Mergenthaler  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 18:40 UTC


Brandon Smith  premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2015 - 17:23 UTC