• Edit settings by right-clicking on the application icon (system tray/dock).
  • Left-clicking on the tray icon displays the tasks window.

Context menus

  • Right-clicking on an item in the task list displays the context menu for the selected item (add, edit, remove...).
  • Right-clicking on the MiniTask title bar or anywhere outside of the task list displays the menu for all tasks.
  • Right-clicking on the icon in the system tray/dock displays the application (settings) menu.

Task list

  • Drag an item in the task list onto another item to reorder your tasks (e.g. for priority).
  • Holding down SHIFT and dragging a task separator moves the separator and all tasks below.
  • Collapse/expand all tasks below a task separator by clicking on the arrow icon (or CTRL + clicking on the label).

Quick edit

  • Edit tasks by double-clicking on an item. Finish editing by clicking outside of the item or by pressing ENTER / ESCAPE.
  • Set tasks done / undone by clicking on the task icon (or edit the alarm when in alarm mode).
  • CTRL + clicking on the task icon toggles alarm mode.
  • Entering **Your Label** (label enclosed by 2 stars) into the label converts the task into a separator.


  • Double-clicking on a flashing alarm (or single-clicking on the icon) removes the alarm.
  • CTRL + clicking on the icon of a flashing alarm resets the alarm time to the next day.
  • Right-clicking on an item with an active alarm displays the alarm time in the menu.

Copy / Paste

  • You can copy all tasks to the clipboard (Right-click »Copy all...«) and paste them into Word, Excel or other applications.
  • »Copy as HTML« allows you to paste tasks into another application as a HTML table (e.g. into Word or mail client).
  • Paste tasks from the clipboard (e.g. from an E-mail) into MiniTask. MiniTask creates a new task for each line break.

Keyboard shortcuts

  • CTRL + N: Add new task
  • CTRL + C / X / V: Copy / Cut / Paste tasks
  • CTRL + H: Copy tasks as HTML
  • CTRL + R: Remove done tasks
  • CTRL + Click on a separator label: Collapse/expand tasks below
  • CTRL + Click on an icon: Toggle alarm
  • CTRL + Click on an icon of a flashing alarm: Reset alarm time to next day
  • CTRL + Click on a link / mail address: Open in web browser / mail client
  • SHIFT + Click & Drag on a separator: Move separator and all tasks below
  • ENTER / ESCAPE (in edit mode): Finish / cancel editing


This application requires Adobe AIR to be installed.

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