Research shows that using keyboard shortcuts can save you up to eight workdays per year. Luckily, you can perform almost any action in GQueues with intuitive, easy-to-remember shortcuts.

👉 Pro Tip: You don’t need to memorize all these shortcuts at once! Start with a few you’ll use most often. Then add more as they become part of your natural workflow. You can see a pop-up window of all keyboard shortcuts by pressing ? within GQueues.

Task Shortcuts

These shortcuts will operate on the current task. The current task is marked by a circle around the task number and a darkened checkbox:

The current task for the line theme is noted by a circle around the task number and a bolded checkbox

If you're using the box theme, the current task is indicated by a circle around the task number and a bolded checkbox:

The current task for the box theme is noted by a circle around the task number and a bolded checkbox

Add tasks

  • 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

  • q - open the quick add window

  • Hitting tab when editing the last task in a queue will create a new task

  • Hitting shift + tab when editing the first task in the queue will create a new task

Edit tasks

  • 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 other current task keystrokes again

  • e - edit task description

  • tab - edit the description of the next task

  • shift + tab - edit the previous task’s description

  • n - add/edit notes

    • shift + enter - start a new line within notes

  • shift + n - expand/collapse notes

  • t - add a tag

  • s - add a subtask

  • x - expand/collapse subtasks

  • d - add/edit date

  • a - assign task

  • w - write comment

  • c - cross off/uncross task (task remains in active queue - depends on your checkmark action)

  • shift + c - complete and archive task (always, overrides your checkmark action)

  • v then c - view task comments

  • v then z - view task activity

  • u - show attachments menu

  • u then f - select attachment from Drive

  • u then d - create and attach Google Docs

  • u then s - create and attach Google Sheets

  • u then p - create and attach Google Slides

  • g then o - go to task overview

  • : - get link to current task

Push task dates

  • 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

  • Etc…

  • p then w - push task to one week from now

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

Please Note: Push date shortcuts will NOT work with recurring tasks

Expand/collapse task info

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 u - expand/collapse all attachments

  • . then d - show/hide date created

  • . then e - expand/collapse everything (notes, tags, subtasks, assignments)

Move tasks

  • ctrl + shift + d - move task to Trash

  • 1-9 - move task to corresponding position in queue

  • shift + 1-9 - move task to position without scrolling

  • 0 - move task to the end

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

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

  • shift + right arrow - indent current task (make subtask)

  • shift + left arrow - un-indent current task (make supertask)

  • Move tasks using Vim keystroke

    • shift + l - indent current task (make subtask)

    • shift + h - un-indent current task (make supertask)

    • shift + j - move current task down one position

    • shift + k - move current task up one position

  • 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

  • shift + M then L - move a copy of task to queue

    • When the Copy 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

  • / - search for tasks

  • Change which task is the current task using arrow keys

    • down arrow - next task

    • up arrow - previous task

  • Change which task is the current task using Vim keystrokes

    • j - next task

    • k - previous task

Queue Shortcuts

Queue panel

  • m then q - make a new queue

  • m then c - make a new category

  • . then q - expand/collapse all categories in My Queues

  • . then s - expand/collapse all categories in Shared with me

  • To open a queue in a new browser window, hold down the shift key while you click the queue name.

  • To open a queue in a new tab, hold down the ctrl key (command for Mac) while you click on the queue name

Current queue

  • m then s - share queue

  • v then d - view queue details

  • v then h - view queue activity

  • p then q - print queue

  • r - refresh queue

  • f - fullscreen for queue (toggles on/off)

Queue navigation

  • 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

Using these shortcuts will bring up the Go to navigation bar.

Go to queue menu

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 press shift + enter it will go to the queue and show the Archived tasks instead of the Active ones

You can also use these shortcuts to go right to specific locations without needing to browse.

  • g then i - go to inbox

  • g then h - go to trash

  • g then d - go to default queue

  • g then o - go to task overview for current task

  • g then u - go to parent (in task overview)

  • g then c - go to containing view (in task overview)

  • g then b - go back (like browser back button)

  • g then n - go next (like browser forward button)

  • g then a - go to active tasks of current queue

  • g then r - go to archived tasks of current queue

Calendar shortcuts

These shortcuts can be used when the calendar pop-up window is visible.

Calendar dropdown for a task
  • c - clear all (date/time/reminder)

  • shift + enter - save and close

  • esc - cancel all changes and close

  • tab - make the next field active

  • shift + tab - make the previous field active

  • enter - show/hide menu for active field

  • down arrow - highlight next menu item (when menu is visible)

  • up arrow - highlight previous menu item (when menu is visible)

The following shortcuts work when the pop-up window first opens and no field is active:

Time

  • a - toggle time on/off

  • g - increase time by 1 hour

  • f - decrease time by 1 hour

  • d - increase time by 5 minutes

  • s - decrease time by 5 minutes

Duration

  • m - increase duration

  • n - decrease duration

Reminder

  • r - toggle reminder on/off

  • e - change reminder type

  • w - increase reminder amount

  • q - decrease reminder amount

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

Calendar alternative using vim keystrokes

  • l - next day

  • h - previous day

  • j - next week

  • k - previous week

  • shift + j - next month

  • shift + k - previous month

👉 Pro Tip: You can also use the Chrome Extension entirely with your keyboard too! Try out the keyboard shortcuts for the extension here.


What’s Next?

Add tasks quicker using Quick Add
Use templates to make complicated tasks in just a few clicks
Create tasks from anywhere on the web using the Chrome extension

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