The more you use GQueues, you may notice patterns in how you like to create your tasks, or that you’ve developed a new habit of adding tasks in the opposite position in the queue than you used to. Here are 6 ways to adjust your settings to make creating and completing tasks as quick and easy as possible for how you work.
Set a default reminder
Save time when creating new tasks by setting a default reminder that will be automatically applied to all new tasks. You can always override this by explicitly setting a different one when you create the task.
All new tasks with a date or time will get this reminder, whether created in GQueues, via email, or from the Chrome extension.
Set default task duration
To set the default length of all tasks with dates or times, go to the Calendar tab in GQueues Settings. Under Default durations choose the default length for tasks with dates only, and for tasks with dates and times.
All new tasks with a date or time will get this duration unless otherwise specified.
Add tasks at the top of the queue
When you click the Add task button in a queue, it will create the new task at the end of the queue.
If you prefer to have tasks inserted at the beginning of a queue by default, you can change this in the Queues tab of Settings. Under Insert location choose if you want to have new tasks inserted at the top or bottom of the queue.
Set checkmark action for completing tasks
By default, only top-level tasks are completed and archived simultaneously. Subtasks are completed but left on the active list crossed out.
👉 Pro Tip: You can send tasks right to the archive by holding the Shift key while marking them complete, regardless of the settings you choose here.
Add new lines in task notes
When writing notes in your tasks in GQueues, you can add new lines by holding the Shift key down and pressing the Enter key.
Prevent GQueues from turning parts of the task title into dates
When you create tasks that have numbers or days of the week in them, you've probably noticed that when you go back to look at that task later, part of the name is missing and now there's a date there you didn't enter. That's because GQueues uses Quick Add so you can set other task details like the due date, time, tags, etc. right while creating the task. No extra steps.
Of course, if you just want to create a task referencing the Friday meeting, but don't want Friday as the due date, it's not the most helpful. With a little practice it's super helpful. But if you just don't get used to it, it might end up adding steps instead of saving them.
This help article covers how to disable Quick Add temporarily and from different incoming task sources. To turn it off permanently when creating new tasks in queues, open the Tasks tab in GQueues settings. Under Quick Add syntax, uncheck the box that says Enable Quick Add Syntax when creating new tasks in queues. Then all task names will stay what you enter, and all other information will need to be added separately.