Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a number of keyboard shortcuts that allow you to manage your tasks in GQueues very efficiently.

Current Task

The current task in GQueues is marked by a black dot to the left of the task.

Typing the following keys will operate on the current task.

  • e - edit task description
  • n - notes (add / edit)
  • shift-n - notes (expand / collapse)
  • t - tag (add)
  • c - cross off / uncross task (depends on checkmark action)
  • shift-c - complete and archive task
  • s - subtask (add)
  • x - expand / collapse subtasks
  • d - date (add / edit)
  • a - assign task
  • ctrl-shift-d - delete
  • i - insert new task below current task
  • shift-i - insert new task above current task
  • o - insert new task at bottom of queue or subtasks
  • shift-o - insert new task at top of queue or subtasks
  • 1-9 - move task to corresponding position
  • 0 - (zero) move task to the end

Editing Tasks

When editing the description of the current task:

  • tab - edit the next task's description
  • shift-tab - edit the previous task's description

Hitting tab when editing the last task in the queue will create a new task.
Hitting shift-tab when editing the first task in the queue will create a new task.

When typing a task description or note, hit the enter key to "save" the text you just typed. This will also allow you to use the current task keystrokes again.

To start a new line within the description or note, type shift-enter.

Moving Tasks

This shortcut allows you to move the current task to a new queue:

  • m then l - move task to queue

When the Move task bar appears, start typing the name of the destination to filter the list and hit enter to select it.

You can also use the tab key or arrow keys to select an option from the list.

Task Navigation

Use the following shortcuts to change which task is the current task:

Arrow keys

  • down arrow - next task
  • up arrow - previous task
  • right arrow - indent (make subtask)
  • left arrow - un-indent (make supertask)

  • shift up arrow - move current task up one position
  • shift down arrow - move current task down one position

Alternative - (For those who like Vim keystrokes)

  • j - next task
  • k - previous task
  • l - indent (make subtask)
  • h - un-indent (make supertask)

  • shift-j - move current task up one position
  • shift-k - move current task down one position

All Tasks

Typing the period key and then typing the corresponding letter key will operate on all tasks in the current queue.

  • . then n - expand / collapse all notes
  • . then t - expand / collapse all tags
  • . then x - expand / collapse all subtasks
  • . then a - expand / collapse all assignments
  • . then d - show / hide date created
  • . then e - expand / collapse everything (notes, tags, subtasks, assignments)

Queue Panel

  • m then q - make a new queue
  • m then c - make a new category
  • m then s - share current queue
  • . then q - expand / collapse all categories in My Queues
  • . then s - expand / collapse all folders in Friend Queues

Queue Navigation

Use the shortcuts below to bring up the Go to navigation bar.

Start typing the name of your destination to filter the list and hit enter to select it.

You can also use the tab key or arrow keys to select an option from the list.

If you hit shift-enter it will go to the queue and show the Archived tasks instead of the Active ones.

  • g then l - go to list (queue, smart queue, shared queue or tag)
  • g then q - go to queue
  • g then s - go to smart queue
  • g then f - go to shared queue
  • g then t - go to tag
  • g then i - go to inbox
  • g then d - go to default queue
  • g then o - go to task overview for current task
  • g then b - go back from task overview
  • g then a - go to active tasks of current queue
  • g then r - go to archived tasks of current queue

Calendar Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used while the calendar pop-up window is visible.

  • c - clear date / time / reminder
  • enter - save and close
  • esc - cancel all changes and close
Duration
  • m - increase duration
  • n - decrease duration
Time
  • a - toggle time on / off
  • g - increase hour
  • f - decrease hour
  • d - increase minutes
  • s - decrease minutes
Reminder
  • r - toggle reminder on / off
  • e - change reminder type
  • w - increase reminder
  • q - decrease reminder
Calendar
  • t - set date to today
  • right arrow - next day
  • left arrow - previous day

  • down arrow - next week
  • up arrow - previous week

  • shift down arrow - next month
  • shift up arrow - previous month

  • ctrl down arrow - next year
  • ctrl up arrow - previous year

Calendar Alternative - (For those who like Vim keystrokes)

  • l - next day
  • h - previous day

  • j - next week
  • k - previous week

  • shift-j - next month
  • shift-k - previous month

  • ctrl-j - next year
  • ctrl-k - previous year

Task Dates

Use the shortcuts below to push the current task to a certain date without having to open the calendar pop-up window.

For tasks with a due date already set, only the date is changed - the time, reminder and duration remain unchanged.

NOTE: These shortcuts will NOT work with repeating tasks.

  • p then t - push task to today
  • p then 1 - push task to one day from now
  • p then 2 - push task to two days from now
  • p then 3 - push task to three days from now
  • etc....
  • p then w - push task to one week from now

Miscellaneous

  • p then q - print current queue
  • q - quick add
  • r - refresh current queue
  • f - fullscreen for current queue (toggles on/off)
  • / - search
  • ? - show pop-up window of keyboard shortcuts