Edit time doesn't revert after undoing edits (intentional?)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Edit item (e.g., at 10:00:00 AM on March 1)
  2. Edit same item, or check the item’s box (e.g., at 11:00:00 AM on March 20)
  3. Undo the change using command Z (e.g., at 11:00:05 AM on March 20)

Expected result

I would expect the item to show the timestamp from the previous edit (last edited at 10:00:00 on March 1), as I didn’t actually keep any of the changes.

Actual result

The item’s timestamp is from the time of undo (last edited at 11:00:05 AM on March 20).


macOS Sierra 10.12.6
Chrome Version 80.0.3987.132

Additional comments

I’m not sure whether this is a bug or intentional, but it causes issues when searching by date edited, as the search also turns up items that I didn’t end up actually editing or crossing off.

When you undo, what is actually done is that you’re applying a reverse to the change you did. It can be seen from version history as a new change. Edit times are computed from changes made to the document, which is stored in version history with the timestamps when they’re changed.

This is intentional, but I do understand where you’re coming from too. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s a behavior we’ll be changing for now. Sorry about that!

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Got it. Thanks for the quick reply!