Manually sorting To-Do tasks and turning off sort order

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Help - this is driving me crazy....

 

I want to be able to sort my tasks manually (ie, not in one of the order options - alphabetically, creation date, etc)

 

I am able to drag and drop tasks into any order on SOME lists - ones which don't have a 'sorted by' option already selected and showing just under the list title. (there is one exception to this: Important list. Can't manually sort even thoiugh there is no sort order selected).

 

SO: how do I turn off an automatic sort order once it has been selected????  I've tried everything and looked everywhere - baffled!

 

don

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@Don Slater

I was struggling with this too.

 

Rob Weiss posted the solution to this in a UserVoice related to manually sorting To-Do tasks.

 

"You can turn off Sort by clicking the x in the sort header bar at the top of the list. then you can sort manually"

@gjen020 

I tried this and it doesn't seem to work that way for me. When the X in the sort header bar is clicked, the only thing that happens is the Sort By bar is hidden. I was unable to manually sort.

 

Perhaps I missed something or don't understand your solution. Can you elaborate?

@gjen020 
Thank you for the "X" Trick - this is more like a "easter egg" than a feature ;)

@banthonywhite  I feel your frustration - If I can't manually sort, this product is useless..

 

After deleting the X associated with the sorting choice in the header, I closed out of To Do and then restarted the app.  Then the manual sorting was available.  

@JavaBeansNo matter what I try, I can't manually sort the Important list. Is this expected behaviour? Many thanks. 

@Aaron88 , Once I select the "X" on the list to turn off the sorting, the system will not allow me to sort manually.  But then I close the To Do application entirely, then restart the application.  It works then.

 

Good luck!

 

@JavaBeans, just to confirm, you are able to sort the Important list after you click X and restart the app? I am not able to in any version of the app. Many thanks.

Aaron88, my apologies - I misunderstood your comment. You are correct -- it is not possible to manually sort the "important" list. I've tried various methods too. Disculpame.

@JavaBeans Thanks, closing and then re-opening it (on my PC computer) worked. It's a double Easter egg! Thanks!

Just in case anyone else stumbles upon this discussion, while it is not possible to manually sort the "Important" list, it is possible to manually sort the "My Day" list (This won't add any due date). So, I am now adding all the items that I want to focus on into the "My Day" and do the manual sort in there.