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Improve task selection

alex.turner says:
I find it very confusing when editing multiple tasks info when you end up selecting multiple tasks just by selecting them rather than selecting the check box.

What i mean by this is that the behavior I would expect is that multiple tasks are only selected when specifically checking the check box. Where as when clicking on a task it would only select that task a deselect all others.

Posted at 5:01pm on October 26, 2005
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
This was changed with Smart Add. Please see our blog post.
Posted 8 years ago
willswords says:
I agree that not having an automatic deselect behavior is a problem.

I am quite frequently making the mistake of pressing C to complete a task and accidentally completing another task I didn't remember I had selected. Fortunately it is easy to undo, but it makes me worry I will mark something as complete accidentally and not notice it one of these times.

I think this is why traditional UI elements (e.g. listboxes) require you to hold down the CTRL key (Shift on Mac) when selecting more than one item.
Posted 12 years ago
alex.rios says:
I agree, this behavior is quite confusing.

I rather prefer to select one unique task when clicking anywhere in the row and select multiple tasks using the checkbox.

The way it works now it's easy to make a mistake.
Posted 8 years ago
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