Using the Monthpad

What is the Monthpad?

The Monthpad is a “TaskQuark pad” to show the tasks events in a given month.

The Monthpad provides a monthly view of the tasks, showing different events for each day of the month. Also, the task are shown in different colors depending on their state.


The very same task can be shown multiple times in the same week, depending on the time and date of its different events and repetitions. Use the Select option in the task context menu to select all the occurrences of that task. Or press Crtl+Click to select them all.

The current day of the month is shown by a light yellow color in the background of the pad. The weekends are also marked with a light, grey color in the background of the pad.

How to Use the Monthpad

Creating a new task in the MonthPad

To create a new task, click on the green plus icon at the top the pad. The Task form will be displayed where you can enter the task title, description, and other details (see Working with Tasks).

You can also double-click on an empty cell in the Monthpad to create a new task with the work start date and time of that cell.

Moving tasks events in a month

You can move tasks events in the Monthpad by dragging and dropping them to the desired day. The start, end, due and target dates of the task will be updated accordingly.

However, the task repetitions will not be updated. To change the scheduled repetitions of a task, you should edit the task schedule.

Changing the month

The Monthpad selects by default the actual month from your computer clock.

You can change the Monthpad month by clicking on the arrows in the top left corner of the pad and get next or previous months. You can go back to the current month by clicking on the date, on the top left corner of the pad.


You can also change the month by pressing the Page Up and Page Down keys on your keyboard.

Going to the Todopad from the Monthpad

If you double-click on the header of day in the Monthpad, you will jump to the Todopad for that date.

Configuring the Monthpad

Toggle ongoing tasks

By default, the Monthpad shows only task events, but not all the repetitions of all tasks.

You can toggle the ongoing task to show all the repetitions in each day on the “Show ongoing” button in the top right corner of the pad. To go back to display only tasks events, click on the “Hide ongoing” button.

Toggle weekend

By default, the Monthpad shows all the days of the week. If you prefer to show only the working days, you can toggle off the weekend by clicking on the “Hide weekend” button in the top right corner of the pad. To show back the weekends, click on the “Show weekend” button.

Filtering the Monthpad

Selecting projects

By clicking on the project list on the sidebar, you can filter the tasks by project or subproject.

Using the filter

You can filter the tasks in the Monthpad by typing a word in the filter box in the top right corner of the pad.

The tasks will be filtered by the title, to show only those tasks that match the characters entered.


Press Crtl + F to enable the filter box.