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January 24, 2007

Useful shortcuts in Quick To-Do Pro

Filed under: Quick To-Do,Tips & Tricks — Alex Salamakha @ 6:56 am

I like working with keyboard, sometimes it’s heaps faster than using mouse. That is why I put a great deal of thought into keyboard shortcuts when I was designing Quick To-Do Pro.

Almost every function of the program can be activated using a keyboard shortcut.

A comprehensive list of most important hot keys can be found in the help file (choose menu Help, then Getting Started and choose Hot keys section in the help file). However, not all keys are listed over there, some not-so-important ones are not documented. The easiest way of discovering shortcuts is to look at the menu, whether it’s a pop-up menu or a main program’s menu. If there is a shortcut for an operation, it’s listed next to a corresponding menu item. For example,

Program’s main menu:

Main Menu

or task list context menu (mouse right-click anywhere on a task list):

Context menu

or task notes context menu (same one appears in diary as well):

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January 19, 2007

Choosing a different location for Quick To-Do Pro data

Filed under: Quick To-Do,Tips & Tricks — Alex Salamakha @ 10:50 pm

When Quick To-Do Pro is installed, it’s automatically configured for immediate work. This means it creates a sample database in the Application Data folder for the current Windows user and opens it. Full path of that location is C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE\Application Data\Quick To-Do Pro
However, Quick To-Do Pro doesn’t require data files to be located at that location only, data files can be anywhere, on any disk, in any folder. So how do I move my task list to, say, My Documents folder, you may ask?
There are two ways of doing it.

1) By Backing up data and then restoring it.

Choose menu File >> Backup… and save the database to some temporary folder.
Then choose menu File >> New database and create a new database. Then choose menu File >> Restore data.. and select data files in the temporary folder to restore from. Done!

2) By physically moving files. First of all, take a notice where does the program keep your file. Check out program’s title bar:

Title bar

My data files are located at X:\Documents and Settings\Alex\My Documents\Personal Data Store\Quick To-Do Pro.

Now exit the program via menu File >> Exit…, then open Windows Explorer and move the folder with all data files to a new location. Then start Quick To-Do Pro and choose menu File >> Open and browse for new location. Done site!