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Keyboard shortcut for 'move to list'

imonsei says:

Yes I'm a "keyboard > mouse" fantatic.
I think a keyboard shortcut for "move to list" would be a great addition.

An idea for this is:
1. push keyboard key for "move to list" with some items selected.
2. a list comes up with the names of your lists and they cursor placed in an empty field above/below the list. the top item represents the marked entry (different colour shade to denote perhaps)
3. as you type the list shrinks the entries to filter your input against the names in the list
4. you push enter when the marked entry matches the name of the list you want the selected items moved to.
5. the items are moved to that list

good/bad suggestion? easy/hard to implement?
Comments appreciated :)

Posted at 9:19am on April 17, 2009

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aljoscha says:

I second this request & would love to see this!

Posted 5 years ago

apgordon says:

+1

Would be happy defining a keyboard shortcut to always move to one set list, too. (I use my Inbox to brain dump and then move all tasks into my . list.) Thanks, RTM'ers!

Posted 5 years ago

buckbrody says:

In firefox, I was able to do something similar using the script below and autohotkey:

WinWait, Remember The Milk - William's Tasks - Mozilla Firefox,
IfWinNotActive, Remember The Milk - William's Tasks - Mozilla Firefox, , WinActivate, Remember The Milk - William's Tasks - Mozilla Firefox,
WinWaitActive, Remember The Milk - William's Tasks - Mozilla Firefox,
MouseClick, left, 92, 385
Sleep, 100
Send, 'over{SHIFTDOWN}{TAB 4}{SHIFTUP}{DOWN 20}{UP}

Posted 5 years ago

funkeye says:

If you use the A Bit Better RTM Greasemonkey script, you can do this. Just a bit of javascript. I suppose you could use the script, and edit out everything about the layout changes to just get the keyboard shortcuts. Or maybe the developer of that script could release it as it's own standalone script.

But having the shortcuts integrated into the actual site would be great too.

Posted 5 years ago

amoslemi says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

amoslemi says:

there is a grease monkey script that takes this from a bit better RTM but it has yet to be updated to include ctrl a. Note both lack google search style filtering/suggestions base on most used

Posted 5 years ago

jaelms says:

+1

Considering you can use keyboard shortcuts to do so much I can't believe that this isn't already built in. Currently it is such a hassle to put a task in a list, this would be a huge time saver.

Posted 5 years ago

dmccall Pro says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

globcos says:

i Would be happy defining a keyboard shortcut to always move to one set list and i have a short cut too for minimising all the program with number of windows. that is (Window key+M)

Posted 5 years ago

rod.satterwhite Pro says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

shawnhughes says:

Very much needed, but smart add does help, now we just need a smart add box to float on our desktops for quick entry. It has to be a "smart" smart add box that populates as you type, like in the full RTM site, not a gadget that just reads the tags.

Posted 4 years ago

moyn2000 Pro says:

Yup, would really like this feature too!

OR, a drag and drop ala some of the recent changes in Gmail for labels... but actually a shortcut key would be fine.

Posted 4 years ago

jesmithiv says:

I would also love a keyboard shortcut to move tasks to a different list. I often dump tasks into my inbox, then come back and organize them later. I use tagging, but I also use lists. I would love to be able to quickly move tasks from my inbox to various lists without having to click the drop down menu. Thanks!

Posted 4 years ago

ferdinandes says:

I am using keyboard shortcuts for 10 minutes now, but am already desperate to get this shortcuts. Something like 'm' for move and then type the beginning of the list.

Now i'm thinking about changing lists for tags... (works also in Astrid)

Posted 4 years ago

mattipaksula says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

themeaton says:

+ 1

Posted 4 years ago

sjsrey says:

+1 why hasn't this been done yet?

Posted 4 years ago

vortechs2000 says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

ekku says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

jake.solomon Pro says:

+10

Posted 4 years ago

alex.bepple says:

+100

Posted 4 years ago

sebjac says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

koshian says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

cmemery says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

braimee Pro says:

+6.5

Posted 4 years ago

taltos1 says:

Do want! I have been thinking about this for months.

Posted 4 years ago

chrispaton says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

sgrimee says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

scolestock says:

+2

Posted 4 years ago

scolestock says:

A good implementation would be to just have the "." character drop down the more actions menu, just like in gmail.

Posted 4 years ago

webkenny says:

This is a serious hot button. You really need to consider implementing something like this. It's impossible to quickly dispatch items in the Inbox without this feature.

+1000^1000

Posted 4 years ago

dominic.spachmann Pro says:

maybe this solution is easier to implement:
you could make three lists configurable as the "top lists" to which tasks can be added by e.g. Ctrl + 1/2/3.

Posted 4 years ago

pcjabber says:

+1. The Greasemonkey script looks promising (thanks, funkeye!) but it won't work with Safari (obviously), so built-in functionality would be awesome!

Posted 4 years ago

tog22 says:

++

Posted 4 years ago

ogignac says:

+2

Posted 4 years ago

iast says:

+1

I'm trying to start working with RTM with GTD in mind ( as described in http://blog.rememberthemilk.com/2008/05/guest-post-advanced-gtd-with-remember-the-milk/ ). And according to GTD *everything* that goes into the system will go into the Inbox first. Then will be processed and distributed among other lists.

So in my case the fast and convenient way of moving tasks between lists is a very needed feature.

Posted 4 years ago

msturm says:

Please, can this feature implemented? It is probably the most used action by me, and there is no keyboardshortcut for it...

Posted 3 years ago

dgmckenna Pro says:

Please develop this, it would be the most used hotkey out there aside from up and down

Posted 3 years ago

rapsli2 says:

just one more please...

Posted 3 years ago

felixc says:

+1

I don't understand why this keeps coming up as users have asked for it again and again.

The biggest reason I like RTM is the keyboard shortcuts. You can do just about everything else with the keyboard so this just seems like a glaring omission.

Posted 3 years ago

dominic.spachmann Pro says:

Hi everybody,
"A Bit better RTM" for Firefox will do the job (turn off the task count as it slows down the whole computer)
Regards,
Dominic

Posted 3 years ago

danbrett says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

nick.henry Pro says:

+1

Seems like a pretty basic feature.

Posted 3 years ago

mcavaliere says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

dmccall Pro says:

I only need to move items from the Inbox to my Task list, but this AutoHotkey does the trick. More specifically upon Ctrl-m it moves the selected tasks to the item listed second under "Move to...", and only works in Firefox.

^m::
send ^k
sleep 300
send {TAB 27}
sleep 300
send {DOWN 12}
sleep 300
send {Enter}
return

Hope this helps!

Posted 3 years ago

jrdioko Pro says:

Looked in the list of shortcuts and couldn't believe this wasn't in there. Hard to use the keyboard for task management with this one missing...

Posted 3 years ago

xuanlong.ma says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

daveremy says:

+1 Please!?

Posted 2 years ago

hajdi says:

+9999999999999999999

Posted 2 years ago

vamshikk Pro says:

'a bit better rtm' script does it

Posted 2 years ago

willreichl says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

andrewkvalheim says:

The workaround implemented as a Google Chrome extension:

A Bit Better RTM for Google Chrome
Small improvements for Remember The Milk interface

Posted 2 years ago

cuchulain2011 says:

Andrew: Thank you very much, helped me a lot !!! =)

Posted 2 years ago

audun.hvenekilde Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

aogusidu99 says:

Ctrl M works!
why nobody mentioned that? It took much time for me to find out it.
For your guys reference.

Posted 2 years ago

smansky says:

+2

Posted 2 years ago

nickwright80 says:

+2

Posted 2 years ago

kryptonik Pro says:

Oh man, this is BY FAR the biggest problem in using the mobile app. I often record TODO items on my Android, but then have to organize them next time I'm at a keyboard (they all go to Inbox by default). Moving items around without keyboard shortcuts sucks.

Posted 2 years ago

aefox Pro says:

+2

Posted 2 years ago

moyn2000 Pro says:

Still want a keyboard shortcut to move to another list -- even to bring up the move menu and choose the list

Posted 2 years ago

mpweb says:

+2, retweet, and like...shouldn't have to use an extension

Posted 2 years ago

exoticabazaar says:

Please develop this, it would be the most used hotkey out there aside from up and down




Posted 2 years ago

csaba_nagy says:

+2
+infinity

The fact that people have figured out alternative (and complex for non-programmers) ways to get around this problem is a sign that a solution is well overdue. (Another sign is that this request thread is 2 years old.) The simplest solution is to replicate how the tag shortcut works.

Posted 2 years ago

me1er says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

whiteroomsolutions says:

+1 - please, or I'm going to go mad

Posted 2 years ago

bitozoid Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

mqheel Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

kkaland says:

This keyboard shortcut would really seal the deal and make it possible to use the keyboard for all essential tasks. It's the missing link!

Another way to do it could just be to add a List field to the list of fields, or allow putting one list into the tags like you do in Smart Add.

Posted 2 years ago

williamdsnow Pro says:

I have wanted this since day-one also. The top-three list idea by dominic.spachmann is a good proposal.

Posted 2 years ago

m_hersee Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

darkfighter says:

+1!

Posted 2 years ago

manu.raghavan says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

aroundall Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

btcdarius Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

michael.sloggett says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

trevor.welch says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

benol Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

chshi Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

stevehanlon Pro says:

+1 - using RTM within Fluid on a mac, so firefox, chrome options don't work. Something within the system would really make things much easier.

Posted 1 year ago

rbuch says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

preislerd says:

I just joined and this was the first "idea in forum" I looked for. How is this not already implemented!@#? It could work just like tags but be for your list labels...!!!

+1

Posted 1 year ago

vdbijl says:

+1, this would really help, it's one of the things I do a lot

Posted 1 year ago

steeeeeve Pro says:

+2!

Posted 1 year ago

ingjardt says:

+1. Personally, I hardly ever use the "non-smart" lists. The only reason I would like this feature is since all items are required to have a list, and I would like this feature for clearing out the default/inbox list (I only have a Inbox and a "notinbox" list, all other sorting is done with tags and locations)

Posted 1 year ago

jaymax Pro says:

+1

Someone may have already said it, but as well as fast (ie: single key) move-to-list shortcut, I really want to be able to define a single key to be 'move-to-list-x' (ie: letter defined at the list level)

Posted 1 year ago

james.scerbo says:

Agreed. +1

Posted 1 year ago

splonge Pro says:

+1

Sometimes I bcc my account when I reply to an email to create a new task and don't want to have a weird subject line. This would make moving them to the appropriate list a lot quicker.

Posted 1 year ago

raseesink Pro says:

+1

Shortcuts are incomplete now...

Posted 1 year ago

bernd.schiffer Pro says:

+1 (actually +1000…)

Posted 1 year ago

dmuskatel Pro says:

so many of us use other keyboards (Swiftkey, lastpass, etc) I don't think this is worth the development time.

Posted 1 year ago

a.aresca Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

moelles Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

jonathan.dueck says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

mhensbroek Pro says:

+1

Posted 12 months ago

isaacab Pro says:

+1... PLEASE!

Posted 11 months ago

rairmet Pro says:

+1

Posted 10 months ago

kofujii Pro says:

+1, definitely.

Posted 8 months ago

javier.arilos says:

+1. please, add it :-)

Posted 8 months ago

nicholasemay Pro says:

+1
I would love to be able to quickly triage all of the incoming tasks in my Inbox this way. However, I can work around this most of the time using SmartAdd -- however moving items between lists is clunky enough as is; a keyboard shortcut is long overdue. Is there a technical limitation preventing this?

Posted 7 months ago

susan.odom Pro says:

I'm trying to figure out how to move a task to a another list with a shortcut key. I accidentally saw it the other day and did not notice what crazy set of keystrokes I made to do it!?!!!

Posted 6 months ago

ledhed2222 Pro says:

This would be huge. I love to dump tasks into my Inbox throughout the day via email, Siri, and mobile apps. I frequently triage those tasks to different lists from the Inbox. Using my mouse to do so is annoying.

Posted 6 months ago

vamshikk Pro says:

FYI - 'a bit better rtm' plugin for Chrome and Firefox adds this functionality and much more. I would still like this to be part of the standard interface though.

Posted 14 weeks ago

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