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This is the default (and original) task view where you will probably spend most of your early time with the application. It shows the fundamental parent/subtask structure of your tasklist and is the only view in which you can change these relationships.
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:
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: