Todo.txt – Keyboard shortcuts & filtering operators

The complete, updated list of keyboard shortcuts and filtering operators supported in Todo.txt for Chrome.

Keyboard shortcuts

To add a new task

  • a or + : Add a single task
  • m​ : Add multiple tasks in one go

Actions on selected task in the list

  • e : Edit task
  • x : Mark task complete / incomplete
  • # : Delete task (can be disabled in settings)
  • d : Change due date
  • p then a .. z : Change priority
  • p then . : Remove priority
  • enter : Edit task, or mark task done/incomplete (can be changed in settings)
  • j or down : Go to next task
  • k or up : Go to previous task
  • z : Undo last action (only available while the undo notification is visible).

Theme & highlight colours

  • v then d : to switch to dark theme
  • v then l : to switch to light theme
  • h then g : to switch to grey highlighting
  • h then b : to switch to Rebecca purple highlighting
  • h then v : to switch to green highlighting
  • h then y : to switch to yellow highlighting
  • h then o : to switch to orange highlighting

Sidebar shortcuts

  • Shift M : Show sidebar with list of saved filters
  • esc : Close sidebar
  • up / down : Select filters or actions in the sidebar
  • enter : Apply selected filter, or open selected action (sorting, settings, donate)
  • e : Edit selected filter

Other shortcuts

  • o : Open options page (in a new tab)
  • ?/F1 : Show help tips, including keyboard shortcuts

Filtering operators

  • Bread : Shows tasks containing the word bread
  • -Bread​ : Show tasks not containing the word bread
  • Bread Jam : Show tasks containing both jam and bread
  • Bread || Jam : Show tasks containing jam or bread, or both

Filtering by date

  • is:due : Show tasks that are due today, or earlier
  • due:overdue : Show overdue tasks
  • due:2017-10-18 : Show tasks due on Oct 18, 2017
  • created:2017-10-18 : Show tasks created on Oct 18, 2017
  • completed:2017-10-18 : Show tasks completed on Oct 18, 2017
  • Can also use today, tomorrow and yesterday for date with above filters

Other filters

  • (C) : Show tasks with priority C
    • (.) : Show tasks with no priority
    • (<C) : Show tasks with priority lower than ‘C’ (D, E, F…)
    • (>C) : Show tasks with priority higher than ‘C’ (A, B)
  • is:complete : Show completed tasks
  • is:pending : Show pending tasks
  • t:all : Also show tasks with threshold dates in the future
    • By default, tasks with threshold dates in the future are hidden

Get Todo.txt for Chrome on the Chrome Web Store.

Get Todo.txt for Android (beta) on the Google Play Store.


If you encounter any bugs/issues, or have suggestions for changes, please do let me know using the feedback form.