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This view presents the tasklist as a single 'flat' list without the hierarchical indentation of the Task Tree. The most useful aspect of this is that it allows for sorting all tasks top-to-bottom in one range, allowing you to (for instance):
Note: Having found and selected your tasks of interest, you can switch back to the Task Tree and have those same tasks remain selected even though they may be far apart within the hierarchy.
To create a new task you have the following options:
The process is typically this:
<Enter>or click one of the toolbar buttons to add more tasks
Note: If during the initial editing of the task's title you realise it is in the wrong place, you can either complete the task name as described above and then move the task to its correct location later on. Or you can press
<Esc> to cancel the new task and re-create it in the correct place.
To move one or more pre-selected tasks to a different location (or parent) you have the following options:
Note: Changing the task hierarchy is disabled in the List View via other means because the unstructured nature of the list makes the end results are very difficult to predict and impossible to represent.
To delete one or more tasks just select the tasks and press
Note: Deleting a parent task will delete all of its subtasks.
Note: You can also right-click on the selected tasks and select 'Delete' from the popup menu.
Selecting tasks works very much like in Windows Explorer, on which ToDoList was modelled.
Single tasks can be be very easily selected using either the mouse, with the left button, or the keyboard, using the
Selecting multiple tasks is most easily done using both the mouse and the keyboard together, whilst selecting multiple tasks using only the keyboard is much more limited.
1. Using the mouse and keyboard
This method works by holding down none or more modifier keys at the same time as clicking on a task.
<Ctrl>key and click each task of interest to add it to the group
<Shift>key and click the last task in the range
<Ctrl>key and click each additional task of interest to add it to the group
<Ctrl>key and click the first task in the additional range
<Shift>keys and click the last task in the additional range
2. Using the keyboard only
Having selected the first task, now hold down the
<Shift> key and use any of the following navigation keys to add successive tasks to the selection: