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Bug report: indented task permanently visible when completed

Select Plattform: Web, Mac, Android (the ones I currently use, same for all of them)

Hey guys,

first of all: thanks very much for this amazing product. I am using it now for a couple of months as pro user and I am very satisfied.

One issue I have noticed is this:
I have multiple tasks that contain subtasks and sub-subtasks. Upon completion of any of these tasks, it is not disappearing into the "completed tasks" section. This holds true even after a couple of days and weeks.
Even "deleting completed tasks" does not make them disappear.
This is quite inconvenient. When I try to view the subtask-section, it is crowded with a lot of tasks already completed for a long time.
My guess would be that they are not disappearing since the main task is not completed. Could that be true?

Are you already aware of this? Is this an intended behavior or could you do something to fix it?

I would be very happy if the completed subtasks would disappear, or at least that there is an option to toggle showing/not showing.

Thanks very much. Hoping to hear from you soon on this.


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 30, 2014 - 22:08 UTC

Hello Tobias,

That's correct - sub-tasks stay on the list until their parent task is completed. You can, however, force a sub-task to move to the history, this can be done in 2 ways:

1. Hold the SHIFT key when you check it off.

2. Right-click on it and select "Move to history".

Best regards,

Tobias Kruse  premium
Replied on Mar 30, 2014 - 22:14 UTC

Hey David,

nice, thanks for the quick response. Worked perfect. Two things I would like to add/ask:

1. If these sub-tasks are in the history, is there any way you could see from which parent-task it originated? (would be good to have it "protocoled", so that one could remember were it came from)

2. Since I wanted to move multiple of these subtasks at once right now I noticed: Is there a way to select multiple tasks simultaneously on the Mac-Version?

Thanks again!


David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 30, 2014 - 22:22 UTC


1. Yes and no. If you use the SHIFT key and move them out from the list right-away, then there's no way to know from where they've originated. However, if you don't force them to go there with SHIFT and keep them on the active list until you complete the parent task, only then you will see the entire correct structure on the completed task list (as you complete the parent task).

2. You can hold CTRL (CMD on a Mac) or SHIFT to multi-select tasks (click on each while holding it), however, the options you'll see for them won't include "Move to history".

Best regards,