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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 #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level p1, p2, p3, p4

General

Action Shortcut
Open or close menu m
Go to Home view h
Select and change multiple tasks at once Ctrl + left-click (Windows), ⌘ + left-click (macOS) or Shift + left-click on multiple tasks
Add a task (with Quick Add) q
Add a task at the bottom of the list a
Add a task at the top of the list A
Add a section s
Open search / or f
Switch to the Board view Shift + v

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
Edit task name Alt + click or ⌥ + click (macOS)
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 + ←

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 #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level p4

General

Action Shortcut
Open or close menu m
Go to Home view h
Select and change multiple tasks at once ⌘ + left-click or Shift + left-click on multiple tasks
Add a task (with Quick Add) q
Add a task at the bottom of the list a
Add a task at the top of the list A
Add a section s
Open search / or f
Switch to the Board view Shift + v

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
Edit task name ⌥ + click
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 (only works inside projects) ⌘ + ↑
Move to the task below the task currently being edited (only works inside projects) ⌘ + ↓

Creating and completing > sub-tasks

Action Shortcut
Increase task indent (only works inside projects) ⌘ + →
Decrease task indent (only works inside projects) ⌘ + ←

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
Open or close menu m
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 #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level p1, p2, p3, p4
Add a quick comment Ctrl + m

General

Action Shortcut
Go to Home view h
Select and change multiple tasks at once Shift + left-click on multiple tasks
Add a task (with Quick Add) q
Add a task at the bottom of the list a
Add a task at the top of the list A
Add a section s
Open search / or f
Switch to the Board view Shift + v

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
Edit task name Alt + click
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 + ←

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 #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level p1, p2, p3, p4

General

Action Shortcut
Open or close menu m
Go to Home view h
Select and change multiple tasks at once Ctrl + left-click or Shift + left-click on multiple tasks
Add a task (with Quick Add) q
Add a task at the bottom of the list a
Add a task at the top of the list A
Add a section s
Open search / or f
Switch to the Board view Shift + v

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
Edit task name Alt + click 
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 + ←

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 #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level p1, p2, p3, p4

General

These shortcuts can only be used with a mobile keyboard.
Action Shortcut
Open Task Quick Add Ctrl + N
Go to Home view h
Create a new task at the top of the list (only works inside projects) 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 Upcoming 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 #
Pick a section /
Add an assignee +
Set a priority level p1, p2, p3, p4

General

These shortcuts can only be used with a keyboard.
Action Shortcut
Open Task Quick Add ⌘ + N
Go to Home view h
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 Upcoming ⌘ + 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

Sorting tasks inside a project

These shortcuts can only be used with a keyboard.
Action Shortcut
Sort by date ⌥ + d
Sort by priority ⌥ + p
Sort by name ⌥ + n
Sort by assignee ⌥ + r