Keyboard shortcuts

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All the shortcuts to save you time! Some can be used anywhere in the app, while others only work when adding or editing tasks.

Task Quick Add shortcuts

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like project, priority level, and assignee. Works on any platform – web, desktop, or mobile.

Add a label

@

Pick a project

#

Add an assignee

+

Set a priority level

p1, p2, p3, p4

Add a comment to a newly created task (web, Mac, & Windows legacy only)

Ctrl + m

Save and go to comments (Windows 10 only)

Alt + Enter

Open full task editor (Windows 10 only)

Tab

 

Shortcuts that can be used anywhere

These shortcuts can be used anywhere in the app without selecting a task to edit.

Select and change multiple tasks at once

Ctrl + Click or  Shift + Click on multiple tasks

(use m to enter multi-select mode in Windows 10)

Add task

q

Add new task at the bottom of the list

a

Add new task at the top of the list

A

Open search

/ or f   (ctrl +f in Windows 10)

Undo last action

u

Manually sync

(Windows 10 only)

F5

Navigate to default page  (Windows 10 only)

Home

Navigate back in 1-pane or 2-pane view  

(Windows 10 only)

Page up

Navigate forward in 1-pane or 2-pane view  

(Windows 10 only)

Page Down

 

Adding or editing tasks

Your cursor needs to be in the task field for these shortcuts to work. The shortcut actions are different depending on whether you’re creating a brand-new task or editing an existing one.

Cancel current changes

Esc

Save a newly created task and create a new one below it

Enter

Save changes to an existing task and create a new task below it

Shift + Enter

Save a new task or save changes to an existing one and create a new task above it

Ctrl + Enter

 

Creating and completing sub-tasks

Increase task indent (Works only inside projects)

⌘ + Alt + 

(Alt + Shift + in Windows 10)

Decrease task indent (Only works inside projects)

⌘ +Alt + 

(Alt + Shift + in Windows 10)

Complete a sub-task or recurring task and archive it

Shift+Click (hold down Shift while completing the sub-task or recurring task)

 

Sorting tasks inside a project

You need to have a project view open for these shortcuts to work.

Sort by date

s

Sort by priority

p

Sort by assignee

r

 

Todoist for Mac – global shortcuts

These shortcuts can be used from anywhere on your computer as long as Todoist for Mac is open.  

Show/hide Todoist

Shift + Command + T

Open task Quick Add

Shift + Command + A

 

You can customize these shortcuts by going to Todoist > Preferences in the top bar on your Mac (or with yet another shortcut: ctrl + ,).

Todoist for Windows (legacy) – global shortcuts

These shortcuts can be used from anywhere on your computer as long as the Todoist for Windows (legacy) app is open.

Windows 10 app doesn’t support global shortcuts.

Show/hide Todoist

Ctrl + Alt + T

Quickly add a task

Ctrl + Alt + A

You can customize these shortcuts by right-clicking on the Todoist icon in the system tray (bottom-right corner) and selecting Configuration. 

Todoist for Android-only shortcuts

Actions

Open search

Ctrl + F

Open task Quick Add

Ctrl + N

Submit comment

Ctrl + Enter

Add a task to the top of the list

Ctrl + Shift + N

Add a new project

Ctrl + Shift + P

Add a new label

Ctrl + Shift + L

Add a new filter

Ctrl + Shift + F

Manually sync

Ctrl + S

 

Navigation

Inbox

Ctrl + 1

Team Inbox (Todoist Business only)

Ctrl + Shift + 1

Today

Ctrl + 2

Next 7 days

Ctrl + 3

Projects

Ctrl + 4

Labels

Ctrl + 5

Filters

Ctrl + 6

Settings

Ctrl + ,



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