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How to customize your sidebar menu

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The sidebar menu (referred to as navigation menu on mobile devices) is where you can do all your navigation in Todoist. This is where you can access your views (such as the Inbox, your Today view, and your filters and labels), all your Favorites, and your projects.

If you’re using the macOS, Windows 10/11, or web app, you can collapse/expand the sidebar menu by clicking the three horizontal lines icon in the upper-left corner of Todoist.

Customize your sidebar menu

  1. Click your avatar in the top-right corner of your Todoist.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Open the Sidebar tab.
  4. Customize your sidebar:
    • Select what you want to see in your sidebar under Show in sidebar.
    • Select whether you want to see task counts or not under Show task count.
  5. Once you’re done customizing your sidebar, click Update in the bottom-right corner.
  1. Drag the bottom app bar up your screen. This will open the menu.
  2. Tap the settings icon.
  3. Select Navigation menu.
  4. Customize your sidebar:
    • Select what you want to see in your sidebar under Menu items.
    • Select whether you want to see task counts or not under Show task count.
  5. Once you’re done customizing your sidebar, tap the arrow icon in the upper-left corner.
  1. Tap the gear icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Tap Navigation Menu.
  3. You can now customize your Navigation Menu.

FAQ

How can I access views that aren’t in my sidebar?

Easy! Here’s how:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Cmd + K (on macOS) or Ctrl + K (on Windows 10/11).
  2. A menu will appear.
  3. Select the view you wish to open.
  1. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of your screen.
  2. Search for the view you need.
  1. Drag the bottom app bar up your screen. This will open the menu.
  2. Tap the magnifying glass icon in the bottom of your screen.
  3. Search for the view you need.