May 09 2019 03:01 AM
May 09 2019 03:01 AM
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!
Jun 02 2019 04:16 PM
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"
Jun 23 2019 02:36 PM
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?
Sep 11 2019 03:17 AM
Thank you for the "X" Trick - this is more like a "easter egg" than a feature ;)
Nov 23 2019 08:50 AM
@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.
Nov 26 2019 07:56 PM
@JavaBeansNo matter what I try, I can't manually sort the Important list. Is this expected behaviour? Many thanks.
Nov 26 2019 08:25 PM
@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.
Nov 26 2019 09:12 PM
@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.
Nov 26 2019 09:18 PM
Dec 24 2019 12:52 PM
@JavaBeans Thanks, closing and then re-opening it (on my PC computer) worked. It's a double Easter egg! Thanks!
Dec 10 2020 05:25 AM
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.
Mar 25 2021 01:08 AM
After experiencing the same frustrations mentioned here (what have they done to one of my favourite apps, Wunderlist?), I came up with a simple solution. Ignore ToDo's ready-made lists at the top of the sidebar and create your own using +New List - even with the same names if you wish - in the lower half of the sidebar. You can then organize items to your heart's content. I still think the fact you can't custom-organize lists as a standard feature sucks.
Apr 02 2021 08:28 PM
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Aug 03 2023 09:50 AM
I think I have a work around - partial.
I tend to use ONLY Important folder for immediate tasks. SO I assisgn all to tasks folder and then you can drag the tasks around within the tasks folder to suit your priority. Not ideal but a work around until MS allow us to do what we would like - I won't hold my breath on that one !
Aug 03 2023 08:38 PM