Creating task on saved filter page doesn't save

Hopefully this isn’t a duplicate bug report, but I couldn’t find anything similar. If I’m sitting on a saved filter page and use Ctrl+K to create a task, the data posted back to the server is incomplete and I’m redirected to an empty task with an ID of 0.

First, the PUT request is made to, which is maybe fine (-2 seems to be the ID of this saved filter). The payload is as follows:

  "max_right": null,
  "id": 0,
  "title": "Test task from ctrl k",
  "description": "",
  "done": false,
  "done_at": null,
  "priority": 0,
  "labels": [],
  "assignees": [],
  "due_date": null,
  "start_date": null,
  "end_date": null,
  "repeat_after": 0,
  "repeat_from_current_date": false,
  "repeat_mode": 0,
  "reminders": [],
  "parent_task_id": 0,
  "hex_color": "",
  "percent_done": 0,
  "related_tasks": {},
  "attachments": [],
  "cover_image_attachment_id": null,
  "identifier": "",
  "index": 0,
  "is_favorite": false,
  "subscription": null,
  "position": 0,
  "kanban_position": 0,
  "created_by": {
    "max_right": null,
    "id": 0,
    "email": "",
    "username": "",
    "name": "",
    "exp": 0,
    "type": 0,
    "created": null,
    "updated": null,
    "settings": {
      "max_right": null,
      "name": "",
      "email_reminders_enabled": true,
      "discoverable_by_name": false,
      "discoverable_by_email": false,
      "overdue_tasks_reminders_enabled": true,
      "week_start": 0,
      "timezone": "",
      "language": "en",
      "frontend_settings": {
        "play_sound_when_done": true,
        "quick_add_magic_mode": "vikunja",
        "color_schema": "auto"
  "created": "1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z",
  "updated": "1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z",
  "project_id": -2,
  "bucket_id": 0,
  "reminder_dates": null

The PUT returns a 200, and then I’m redirected to that does not show the description I entered. I think I’d expect this flow to result in the task being put into my default project since I’m not currently in a “real” project.

Interestingly, I get the same behavior even if I use the +ProjectName shorthand in the task creation field.

I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to be creating tasks from the saved filter page. A task always belongs to one project, and a saved filter can easily span multiple projects.

Either Vikunja needs to ask for the project the task should be created in (and/or detect if the filter is actually only for one project), or the keyboard shortcut to create new tasks should be hidden in this context to avoid confusion.

If you’re creating a task from the quick actions, it will use the current project if you have one open (or a task). Internally, filters are treated as a project as well, hence it will just use that id as project id and create a task with it. That should obviously not be the case.

This is now fixed in 1de39b1cd1. Please check with the next unstable build (ready in ~45min or on try).

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If saved filters are flagged as such (by having a negative ID, for instance), then Vikunja could use the user’s default project for creating a task. That’s what happens if you make a task on the Overview page, which is also a multi-project view.

Whoa, that was fast! Thank you.