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Documented bug report on "start page" filter (duplication, filter update bug)

When I change the query in the "start page" filter, exit the app and open it again, the previous version of the filter appears as duplicate.
I see the results of the old query. I actually do not see the duplicate filter listed in the filters list until I exit the app and open it again. Btw this filter does not show up in web version.

I have tried uninstalling and deleting the files in data folder, the problem persists.

1) Change query in start page filter, through the app. (it works fine)
2) Exit app
3) Open again. It shows the results from the precious query (nothing, since the old query has bad syntax).
3) Check the filters list. Only one start page shows up, with the updated query.
4) Exit app
5) Open again. 2 start page filters show up in the list, one with the updated query and one with the old one

If I edit the buggy filter in any way and do the same process, 3ple, 4ple etc start page filters will be created.

It seems there is some conflict in your server that does not let the filter to get updated. When I edit the filter, it seems that it is created as a new filter on the server rather than update the old. Thus, when synced, the app finds that the old filter is missing (since it was edited) and creates it back again. But I am just guessing here.

It is VERY annoying since this is my default view, and needing three steps to access it (menu->filters->Start page) is practically unacceptable, especially for a paid subscription.

Also I would suggest to let users select their default filter for the app, as a feature.

Kind regards,

All responses

Vasilis Labridis
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 14:05 UTC

As I see, the false start page query is in my json data ("User": {"start_page": "Today + @NextAction", ...)

If possible, I would like it to be changed to: overdue, today, @_next_action

Thank you

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 21:11 UTC

Hello Vasilis,

The "Start page" filter is one that our app will generate if you use a start page that it's a different filter. It should work fine, though as long as it's generated by the app after you change the start page correctly through the Settings (and not by editing the "Start page" filter which will indeed just keep spawning new ones based on what you have in the settings).

That said, it seems like the one in your settings could be incorrect. Please fix it there directly. That's in Settings -> Todoist -> Start page.

Best regards,

Vasilis Labridis
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 22:49 UTC

Hello David,

Thanks for the quick reply, and sorry for the false flag. :-)

Since I still wonder how I have missed the option you described, I will make a really minor suggestion:
The "Todoist" button in "Settings -> Todoist" it feels a little counter-intuitive, since I am already in Todoist and opened the settings. I think that "General", "General Settings" or something else more descriptive would be more suitable.

Best Regards,

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 13, 2014 - 13:59 UTC


Thank you for the suggestion, we'll surely consider it :)

Best regards,