Comments on: Get Gmail Tasks on your Desktop with Google Chrome Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Adrian Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:13:19 +0000 Brian — I just realized I have an RSS extension for Chrome that gives the option of just subscribing to the comments in this post — voila.

By: Adrian Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:03:54 +0000 Nice, Mike. Thanks to Brian also for the excellent tip. Nice site.

Here’s the “canvas” version of Tasks, a bit of an improvement over the gadget version in fullscreen:

Also, I’m looking at keyboard shortcuts. I’ve found these:

Tab / Shift+Tab — Moves right/left (“subtasks”)
Ctrl + Up/Down — Moves up/down
Shift + Enter — Edit task details
Alt + Enter — Marks task as complete
In Gmail only:
G, K — Open Tasks, or shift cursor from Gmail to Tasks
Shift + T — Create task from open message
Shift + Esc — Shift the cursor from Tasks to Gmail
Esc — Close Tasks

Are there others? I haven’t found any.

I also put Tasks in my sidebar (Firefox) — see Lifehacker if you don’t know how (very easy). This way I can have one Task list open in the bowser window using , and a second list in the sidebar. Is this possible to do in Chrome? (I don’t think so.)

I find I keep 5-6 lists going. Would be very nice to have a keyboard shortcut to switch between them.

Anyone else with Tasks tips/tricks? I sure hope Google is still developing Tasks, inc. shortcuts. “Remember the Milk” was just too complex, and ugly to boot. And you know Tasks will always be tightly integrated with Google stuff.

Thoughts, anyone?

Brian, is there a way to get email responses to comments at this site? I see the Comment RSS, but I don’t want to read all comments from all posts, you know? ty

By: NoktahHitam Tue, 01 Dec 2009 22:57:50 +0000 Pure awesomeness! Thank you for the tip. Been looking for this kind of feature for a while now.

By: Brian - Sat, 18 Apr 2009 22:11:49 +0000 Thanks for the tip, Mike!

By: Mike Thu, 16 Apr 2009 19:08:55 +0000 I found a better way to do this, without needing google Chrome installed.

What I did was right click on my windows taskbar and go to the Toolbars> submenu, click on the “New Toolbar…” button.

In the field for the location, just past the link:

And press Enter.

Then you will see a new toolbar on your windows taskbar (it may be collapsed). Now take that toolbar and drag it to your desktop. It will create a window on your desktop.

This window will always load with windows, and if you logged in with internet explorer and saved your passwords and username for your gmail account, then it will log in automatically.

What’s nice is it sits on your computer and loads up to remind you what to do and I believe there’s an option to even make it sit on top of all windows if you like.

// mike