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I'd like to use Google Tasks without having to open Gmail or Google Calendar or Google Docs. How can I do that?

It used to be possible with mail.google.com/tasks/canvas

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A solution I've found is to bookmark 2 links:

One to open Google Tasks:

https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&fullWidth=1

However, everything turns white, so the following bookmarklet can be added to the bookmarks bar to fix it. (Create a new bookmark and use the following as URL, then click it just after Google Tasks turns white)

javascript:document.querySelector('body').style.display=null

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    I joined just to thank you for this. Tasks is once again usable on the desktop. Here's a bookmarklet that will load the page on first click and execute the style change if you click again after the task list loads: javascript: if(!window.location.href.startsWith('https://tasks.google.com')){window.location = 'https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&fullWidth=1'} else {document.querySelector('body').style.display=null; } Nice that you can bookmark a specific task list now, which you couldn't do in canvas. Now if someone could remove all that padding... – Rich Moss May 10 at 16:26
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You now have a web interface for Google Tasks on https://tasksboard.app/

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    This is awesome. Makes it way easier to move tasks between lists. 🎉 – GollyJer yesterday
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I used simplegamer solution with tasks.google.com/embed link but for javascript I prefer greasemonkey, so you save 1 click every time.

This is the script I use in greasemonkey:

// ==UserScript==
// @name     google tasks
// @version  1
// @grant    none
// ==/UserScript==
// @match https://tasks.google.com/embed/list/~default?fullWidth=1
// @match https://tasks.google.com/embed/?origin=https://calendar.google.com&fullWidth=1
javascript:document.querySelector('body').style.display=null
  • Can you share your script with steps to follow? – simplegamer Apr 4 at 16:13
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I'm also an old Google Tasks Canvas user, and I built a complete replacement web app for it (with upgrades) called GTaskD that you can use for free: https://tasks.gtaskd.com/

Warning: 2019-08-30 is the date that Google will get rid of multiple levels of subtasks in the API itself (as opposed to just their interfaces), so third party apps won't be able to support them directly anymore. I'm building my own API/backend that will sync with theirs, but I can't make that part free, so there will be a small fee.

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You could use the chrome extension Full Screen for Google Tasks

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Somehow @kokosnakokos's userscript didn't work in my browser. I got it work with a style tag:

// ==UserScript==
// @name google tasks
// @match https://tasks.google.com/embed/*
// @grant none
// ==/UserScript==

var s = document.createElement('style');
s.textContent = 'body { display: inline !important }';
document.head.appendChild(s);
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Alternatively, with stylus, or another user stylesheet manager:

@-moz-document url-prefix("https://tasks.google.com/embed/") {
body[style] {
  display: initial !important;
}
}

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