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Introduce more keyboard shortcuts for navigation, collapsing and expanding items.

Moo.do is quite mouse intensive for navigating tasks and collapsing items. More keyboard shortcuts would make it more efficient to enter data and find way around quickly

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  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Keyboard shortcuts are essential for an outliner to be really effective and I think ***** have done a pretty good job.

    One that I'm missing is a quick way to focus on a parent or sibling. The only way I can do it reasonably quickly without the mouse is to collapse, move then expand the nodes I'm interested in.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we have the shortcuts aligned to gmail shortcuts? For example, k,j to go up and down the list in the mail inbox.
    Or at least customisable?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Heartily agree, but want to add one more basic keyboard shortcut that even Workflowy doesn't have (drives me nuts) but other outliners do: a keyboard shortcut for quickly ADDING A CHILD ITEM of the line in which the cursor is presently located.

    Sometimes it's a pain to position the cursor at exactly the end of the line you want to add a child to, and hit enter. I think using any outliner involves adding a lot of child items in "just the right place" and the less fuss there is to do this the better. :)

    It's nice to be able to put your cursor any place in the line and just hit control-downarrow or something, to get an instant child of that line, ready to type!

    Really like the plus sign button to add a child, but like all of you, I love using my keyboard over my mouse when I can.

  • Ivo Jimenez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Better yet, it would be nice to have a list of actions exposed (e.g. label email, jump to label, etc.) and let the user associate arbitrary keyboards to them.

  • Jerud commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely need a keyboard shortcut for cycling through panes. Having to get off the keyboard, move the mouse to a suitable area of the screen (especially with Calendar pane), and then swipe the trackpad is a big interruption.

  • Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 for keyboard shortcut to switch between panes (as per Justin's suggestion/request)

  • algpm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Moo.do still owes us these :)

    "control+down arrow" should uncollpase the children items of that one list.
    "control+up arrow" should collapase the children items of that one list you are over.
    "control+right arrow" should zoom you into that item (as intuitively going to the right)
    "control+left arrow" should get you out of the zoom and back into it's parent item.

    Also it is needed a double click in the parent item to collapse all / uncollapse all sub items. this is fundamental!

    Please refer to how WorkFlowy do all these shortcuts and hotkeys which is perfect and it allows you to navigate and make every move just using the control+the arrows keys.

    It's really intuitive, logical and saves a lot of time!


  • Peter.fg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, please focus on less mouse requirement to move around. For example if you zoom in (Ctrl+Enter), do your thing, then zoom back out (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) you loose your cursor and have to go back to the mouse to click on the page before you can use arrow keys.

  • Max Yakin Bozek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I also already asked for something very similar in another thread…
    I think Moo.do has some advantages over WorkFlowy and that's why i am so interested in it getting better, but seriously WF is much more easier to navigate and control everything from the keyboard which is essential when your are a power user. I believe that Moo.do should emulate WF in the things the are better at, For example why not giving us the same just Workflowy-like zooming, the same key shortcuts and the capability to navigate, open, close, zoom and control everything just by using control, command and the navigation arrows? That would really be awesome!

  • Arthur7G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can focus in with "Ctrl + Enter" but no KBS to come out! Workflowy was king for fast navigation with keyboard. I could jump to the parent bullet right away without clicking up arrow constantly until I reached there. I could KBS to go up a level without touching the breadcrumb hierarchy. There and in mac os folders, I can open up all children items or just the sub level parent folders. e.g. School would open up Bio, Chem, Physics or everything inside these subfolders just for a quick preview (helpful for fast understanding of what's inside and where to crawl into next)

    Same for Gesture Shortcuts on Mobile! These tiny taps we have currently have to go, we need more natural swipes for a more natural and ENJOYABLE UX.

  • Doug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I prefer to use alt-shift left/right rather than tab/shift-tab. This is also supported by other outlining apps.

  • Justin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    I would like to see shortcuts for focusing on a pane. Currently , you need a mouse to jump from one pane to another.

  • Batista commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like to perform all shortcuts with my left hand only, so shortcuts that rely on keys on the right side of the keyboard are inconvenient for me. Here are a couple of suggestions:

    Complete tasks: Ctrl + C, or Alt + C
    Expand / Collapse: Ctrl + X, or Alt + X

  • Martin Janiczek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be awesome to be able to somehow expand the sub-tree of current item too.

    My use-case that's annoying right now:
    - I have a lot of items and sub-items, and the majority of them is collapsed at the moment
    - many of the nodes (mainly "leaf" ones) are tagged

    If I search for that tag, it searches ONLY in the expanded (visible) ones. What solutions I can think of:
    - search in the whole list
    - or let me expand everything (and collapse back to the semi-collapsed state?) quickly

  • AdminMoo.do (Admin, Moo.do) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Dan,

    We've added a list of Keyboard Shortcuts to the Help menu (? in the top-right) which has some additional navigation options that were not exposed before. Do you a couple of specific shortcuts in mind?

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