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How do I use Smart Add on the desktop?

If you're using one of our desktop apps available for Mac, Windows1, or Linux2, you can use a quick keyboard shortcut to bring up Smart Add. This makes it super fast to add tasks, wherever you are.

Use the Smart Add Hotkey to bring up Smart Add:

  • Mac: ⌥ + ⌘ + M
  • Windows: Ctrl + Alt + M
  • Linux: Ctrl + Alt + M

You can also access Smart Add by clicking on the cow icon in the menu bar (Mac), or right-clicking on the cow icon in the system tray (Windows and Linux).

Once you’re done typing your task, hit the Enter key to add it. Want to keep adding more tasks? Press Shift + Enter (instead of just Enter), and Smart Add will stay on the screen, ready for you to add another task.

You can change the Smart Add Hotkey in Account Settings:

  1. Open the Remember The Milk desktop app.
  2. Click on the Settings gear at the top right.
  3. Click on Account Settings.
  4. Click in to the Desktop section.
  5. Select the Smart Add Hotkey field, and type the hotkey you wish you use.
  6. Click Save changes.

1 Available on Windows 10 only at this time (sorry to those on other versions!).
2 Please see the instructions for enabling Smart Add for the Linux app.

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