Improving task edit (too many click)

Hi,

As I said on another topic, I’ve just discovered Vikunja which I find very pleasant.

From my point of view, a little trick that could make the experience smoother would be to decrease the number of clicks and mouse movements needed to edit a task. For example, if I want to had a priority to a task which doesn’t have one, I’ve to click 3 times: on “set priority”, then on the field (after having to move the mouse cursor!), then on a priority. Perhaps a click on “set priority” could display the list of priorities at the same place?

Thanks!

I think there’s a few ways to make the ux smoother. Off the top of my head:

  • Adding a keyboard shortcut to set a priority (and other things, as there already exist for ex. for labels)
  • Automatically focus the priority dropdown when clicking on the button on the right
  • Using the quick add magic to set a priority directly when creating the task.

I’d like to keep the current setup with the action buttons on the right and the individual actions on the view. You couldn’t move them to the buttons because there still needs to be a way for them to display their current value.

Thank you for your reply.

Using the quick add magic to set a priority directly when creating the task.

It’s already possible using !x syntax, isn’t it?

(However, it could be cool to be able to use quick magic when editing task.)

However, it could be cool to be able to use quick magic when editing task.

That’s a cool idea I like that! :slight_smile: Should probably be easy to undo wrongly recognized fields which makes it a bit more tricky to implement then a simple “put the quick add magic logic inside the task detail view”

I think we could do that once we have something like todoist where it tells you what it recognized while entereing.

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The current edit Task button is at the bottom.
I have 1 suggestion to improve user experience.

Edit Task with 1 touch. (click).
Here’s a video of me recording the process of editing a Task Card on Trello.