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.

Quick Add

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like project, priority level, and assignee.

Action

Shortcut

Add a label

@

Pick a project

#

Add an assignee

+

Set a priority level

p1, p2, p3, p4

Add a quick comment

Ctrl + m

General

Action

Shortcut

Select and change multiple tasks at once

Ctrl + left-click or Shift + left-click on multiple tasks

Add task

q

Add new task at the bottom of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

a

Add new task at the top of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

A

Open search

/ or f

Adding and editing tasks

These shortcuts only work when your cursor is in the task. The shortcut actions are different depending on whether you’re creating a brand-new task or editing an existing one.

Action

Shortcut

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

Move to the task above the task currently being edited

Ctrl + ↑

Move to the task below the task currently being edited

Ctrl + ↓

Creating and completing sub-tasks

Action

Shortcut

Increase task indent (only works inside projects)

Ctrl + →

Decrease task indent (only works inside projects)

Ctrl + ←

Complete and archive a sub-task or recurring task

Shift + left-click

Sorting tasks inside a project

These shortcuts only work in projects.

Action

Shortcut

Sort by date

d

Sort by priority

p

Sort by name

n

Sort by assignee

r

If you're looking for more keyboard shortcuts, try out the third-party Todoist Shortcuts extension for Chrome or Firefox.

Global shortcuts

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

Action

Shortcut

Show/hide Todoist

Ctrl + ⌘ + T

Open task Quick Add

Ctrl + ⌘ + A

You can customize these shortcuts with + , (or by going to Todoist → Preferences in the top bar on your macOS device).

Quick Add

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like project, priority level, and assignee.

Action

Shortcut

Add a label

@

Pick a project

#

Add an assignee

+

Set a priority level

p1, p2, p3, p4

Add a quick comment

Ctrl + m

General

Action

Shortcut

Select and change multiple tasks at once

Ctrl + left-click or Shift + left-click on multiple tasks

Add task

q

Add new task at the bottom of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

a

Add new task at the top of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

A

Open search

/ or f

Adding and editing tasks

These shortcuts only work when your cursor is in the task. The shortcut actions are different depending on whether you’re creating a brand-new task or editing an existing one.

Action

Shortcut

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

Move to the task above the task currently being edited

Ctrl + ↑

Move to the task below the task currently being edited

Ctrl + ↓

Creating and completing sub-tasks

Action

Shortcut

Increase task indent (only works inside projects)

Ctrl + →

Decrease task indent (only works inside projects)

Ctrl + ←

Complete and archive a sub-task or recurring task

Shift + left-click

Sorting tasks inside a project

These shortcuts only work in projects.

Action

Shortcut

Sort by date

d

Sort by priority

p

Sort by name

n

Sort by assignee

r

Global shortcuts

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

Action

Shortcut

Show/hide Todoist

Ctrl + Alt + T

Open task Quick Add

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.

Quick Add

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like project, priority level, and assignee.

Action

Shortcut

Add a label

@

Pick a project

#

Add an assignee

+

Set a priority level

p1, p2, p3, p4

Add a quick comment

Ctrl + m

General

Action

Shortcut

Select and change multiple tasks at once

Ctrl + left-click or Shift + left-click on multiple tasks

Add task

q

Add new task at the bottom of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

a

Add new task at the top of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

A

Open search

/ or f

Adding and editing tasks

These shortcuts only work when your cursor is in the task. The shortcut actions are different depending on whether you’re creating a brand-new task or editing an existing one.

Action

Shortcut

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

Move to the task above the task currently being edited

Ctrl + ↑

Move to the task below the task currently being edited

Ctrl + ↓

Creating and completing sub-tasks

Action

Shortcut

Increase task indent (only works inside projects)

Ctrl + →

Decrease task indent (only works inside projects)

Ctrl + ←

Complete and archive a sub-task or recurring task

Shift + left-click

Sorting tasks inside a project

These shortcuts only work in projects.

Action

Shortcut

Sort by date

d

Sort by priority

p

Sort by name

n

Sort by assignee

r

Quick Add

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like project, priority level, and assignee.

Action

Shortcut

Add a label

@

Pick a project

#

Add an assignee

+

Set a priority level

p1, p2, p3, p4

Save and go to comments

Alt + Enter

Open full task editor Tab

General

Action

Shortcut

Select multiple tasks at once

Ctrl + left-click or Shift + left-click on multiple tasks

Enter multi-select mode

m

Add task

q

Add new task at the bottom of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

a

Add new task at the top of the list (only available in projects, Today, and Next 7 days)

A

Open search

Ctrl + f

Manually sync F5
Navigate to default page Home
Navigate to previous view Page Up

Adding and editing tasks

These shortcuts only work when your cursor is in the task. The shortcut actions are different depending on whether you’re creating a brand-new task or editing an existing one.

Action

Shortcut

Cancel current changes

Esc

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

Enter

Creating and completing sub-tasks

Action

Shortcut

Increase task indent (only works inside projects)

Alt + Shift + →

Decrease task indent (only works inside projects)

Alt + Shift + ←

Complete and archive a sub-task or recurring task

Shift + left-click

Sorting tasks inside a project

These shortcuts only work in projects.

Action

Shortcut

Sort by date

s

Sort by priority

p

Sort by name

n

Sort by assignee

r

Global shortcuts are not supported for the Windows 10 app.

Quick Add

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like project, priority level, and assignee.

Action

Shortcut

Add a label

@

Pick a project

#

Add an assignee

+

Set a priority level

p1, p2, p3, p4

General

These shortcuts can be used anywhere with a mobile keyboard.

Action

Shortcut

Open Task Quick Add

Ctrl + N

Create a new task at the top of the list Ctrl + Shift + N
Create a new project Ctrl + Shift + P
Create a new label Ctrl + Shift + L
Create a new filter Ctrl + Shift + F

Save a comment

Ctrl + Enter

Open the Inbox

Ctrl + 1

Open the Team Inbox Ctrl + Shift + 1
Open Today Ctrl + 2
Open Next 7 days Ctrl + 3
Open the projects list Ctrl + 4
Open the labels list Ctrl + 5
Open the filters list Ctrl + 5

Open Search

Ctrl + F

Open Settings Ctrl + ,
Manually sync Ctrl + S

Quick Add

Type these shortcuts into the task field to quickly add details like project, priority level, and assignee.

Action

Shortcut

Add a label

@

Pick a project

#

Add an assignee

+

Set a priority level

p1, p2, p3, p4

General

These shortcuts can be used anywhere in the iPad app with a mobile keyboard.

Action

Shortcut

Open Task Quick Add

⌘ + N

Create a new project Shift + ⌘ + P
Create a new label Shift + ⌘ + L
Create a new filter Shift + ⌘ + F

Open the Inbox

⌘ + 1

Open the Team Inbox Shift + ⌘ + 1
Open Today ⌘ + 2
Open Next 7 days ⌘ + 3
Expand/collapse the projects list ⌘ + 4
Expand/collapse the labels list ⌘ + 5
Expand/collapse the filters list ⌘ + 5

Open Search

⌘ + F

Open Settings ⌘ + ,
Manually sync ⌘ + S