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Collapse all projects

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I have a lot of projects (about 100), but they are nested into subprojects to a couple of levels. I really want to collapse all projects rather than scrolling down to find a project faster. Is there a keyboard or other shortcut for this, it would be very useful.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 12:41

Hello Petra,

Unfortunately, there is currently no keyboard shortcut for that, but you can collapse any parent project individually anytime by clicking on the small arrow icon on the left side of it.


Best regards,
David

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Petra Lewis premium
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 12:50

yeah, I know that, but to shorten my list might take 10 clicks or more. Can you think about doing this? It is a useful feature that some other task managers have that us folks iwth long project lists find pretty useful.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 10, 2014 - 12:54

Petra,

We will consider adding such option in future updates :)


Best regards,
David

Jamie Alter premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2014 - 23:20

I completely agree.
I use the left side of the screen as a way to add layers of organization...
Parent projects essentially become folders and the sub projects underneath them are my actual projects.

When clicking on the folder (ie parent project) I can see all of the individual projects (sub project) stores underneath it, along with the numerous tasks for each.
It would be extremely helpful to be able to collapse the individual projects (sub project) to hide the tasks underneath it to get a cleaner inventory of all the projects in a particular folder.

There also needs to be more layers of organization...
A better way to tag projects so they can be identified when they show up in the daily tasks list.

Currently, we are forced to create a lengthy project name that completely identifies the project a task is related to.
For example:
Project Folder (Parent Project) = Coca Cola November Spot TV Ad Campaign
Actual Project (Sub Project) = Walmart
Task 1 = R&D media buy plan


This would appear in daily tasks as:
"R&D media buy plan ....Walmart"
I have to dig to find out that this task pertains to the Coca Cola Nov Spot TV campaign
This is just for Walmart.
We have hundreds of key accounts so this becomes a real time suck.
We alleviate this by creating long project (Sub Project) titles.

Actual Project (Sub Project) then becomes... Walmart / Coca Cola : November Spot TV

This doesn't format well in the limited screen space you allow.
Please help.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 08:04

Hi Jamie,

As always, we'll need to find the balance between showing relevant information in the screen while not cluttering it up. We'll look into improving this in the future.


Regards,
Clyde

Dragan Ruzic premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 12:52

@Petra Lewis
+ for this, we _need_ to be able to manage the structure in the left pane more efficient. A simple command like "collapse all" and "expand all" could be the beginning, then later on "collapse level1" & "expand level1", then level 2, 3.....

@Jamie Alter
I'm in the very similar situation with my folders/projects...
I second all your suggestions, great stuff.

As for you wonderful support guys, Clyde, David, Brandon..., I'm getting a bit alergic to "We will consider adding such option in future updates ..." (and the smiley doesn't help)
Say yes or no, or at least - as it is, we're not considering this option for the time being.

You're maybe not getting some concrete answers from the developers and therefore cannot plase the users, but it's you we're talking to, the devs are hidden and speek only when big issues arise

The right way would be to announce on your blog what the devs are working on implementing, other software devs do this, many times I've seen a 6 month, 12 month plans of new or requested features..

And @Clyde, regarding your reply above, _please_ let us clutter it up if we wish. Give us the option for clutter _and_ de-clutter, like Omni Focus, I can go totally wild there if I want to, but also chose the scaled down way. Now I've left OF for Todoist because I'm not on Mac only any more, and I'd love to see some of their options implemented here as well. This with .... collapsing maybe?

All the best to the TD staff!


Thomas Jensen premium
Replied on Aug 14, 2014 - 12:59

+1 on "collapse all" and "expand all"

G.  premium
Replied on Aug 16, 2014 - 22:59

"When clicking on the folder (ie parent project) I can see all of the individual projects (sub project) stores underneath it, along with the numerous tasks for each.
It would be extremely helpful to be able to collapse the individual projects (sub project) to hide the tasks underneath it to get a cleaner inventory of all the projects in a particular folder."

Yes, please, what they said! I'm a Todoist newbie & I've tried using both header rows and the project structure. One advantage for me of seeing all of the individual projects with their tasks is that there's an "add task" below the last task of the subproject which I find easier than using "add task below" to a subtask under a header row (it's probably not convenient/feasible to add an "add task" link below the last subtask under a header row). I still think header rows are okay for small projects/tasks with few subtasks, but being a able to collapse the individual projects would be really helpful.