If you click on the action icon (circle with arrow inside) and select the "permanent link" option, it will open that task in a page all by itself. If you then look at the URL, the task's ID number will be listed.
Please don't take this personally, but having the unique ID appear in one of the columns feels like something that only a very very small number of people would find useful. Unless I am proved wrong in these forums, this is something that we are going to pass on. But I appreciate your enthusiasm for Toodledo. I hope that the current solutions will work for you.
Thanks for prompt response. I take your point - we'll let democracy rule.
Re my enthusiasm for TD - you probably don't know the half of it! I'm a newcomer to TD itself, but I learned to program in the mid 1960s. I have for a long time now divided programs/apps into those that you KNOW it's worth looking for a feature or function because they're so well thought out, it's bound to be there somewhere; and those programs that you know it's not even worth calling up the Help pages to look.
TD is firmly in the first category - I was productive in just he way I wanted in ten minutes flat (apart from the ID field! and as you say there is a workaround)).
Keep it up - and thanks to all the team.