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subtasks do not stay with parent

Hi - Maybe I am missing something, but it seems that if I want to move a parent task to a different location I have to collapse the subtasks. If I dont do so the subtasks could end up assigned to another parent task.
Shouldnt they remain linked?


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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 23, 2014 - 16:02 UTC

Hi Bill,

That is the correct behavior. We make it easy so that you can always drag and drop them to wherever you'd like. In most cases this is a good thing. That is why you have to have the sub-tasks collapsed for it to work.

We will consider changing this in the future though.


Brad Edmondson  premium
Replied on May 11, 2015 - 20:16 UTC

I know this is an old post, but this behavior is too cute by half and very counter-intuitive.

You would never see a file explorer where the recursion of the "move" command depends on whether the tree is collapsed or expanded, and you would never see it in MS Project, OmniPlan, etc. That's because the concept of a "parent" task has nothing to do with the current view of your tasks; it only relates to the tasks you currently have selected, not how you are looking at them.

I would really like to see this addressed in the future.