"COLLAPSE (or re-expand) ALL SECTIONS" button needed

How to create a bookmarklet (per user @m1ket):

Create a bookmark and add that code snippet as the URL. Then simply click the bookmark button when you’re on the List page.

After reviewing the comments on this topic that spans several years I think we can all agree that ASANA is not the productivity help app that it claims – moreover, it seems as if we the customers are fools for expecting any support or attention.

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Hear Out loud. We need this feature urgently… It’s some serious unproductivity without being able to collapse sections

I tried the Bookmark technique in my Chrome browser but it not work. Are there any more instructions or tips?

Also, this thread has been going on for a long time. I am surprised that Asana has not stepped up and made this part of the application. I am having the same experience and frustrations as reported by the community. To me this is critical for productivity and a positive UI/UX experience. I hope they are listening and will take care of this.

Hi @Max_Michaels , the bookmarklet works for me to collapse all sections.
To expand sections, we need to change DownTriangleIcon to RightTriangleIcon.

Sectionts 2

If we want to collapse and expand all sections with one bookmarklet, use conditional branching like this:

javascript:(function(){
	const firstButtonIcon = document.querySelector('.TaskGroupHeader-toggleButton .Icon');
	if (!firstButtonIcon) return;
	const firstTriangleClassName = firstButtonIcon.classList.contains('DownTriangleIcon')? 'DownTriangleIcon': 'RightTriangleIcon';
	document.querySelectorAll(`.TaskGroupHeader-toggleButton .${firstTriangleClassName}`).forEach(buttonIcon => buttonIcon.parentNode.click());
})();

Editing the bookmarklet:

Update in July 2022: I created Introduction to Asana bookmarklets to discuss more about bookmarklets and show more examples.

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Just jumping in the say this is a needed function. What has to happen to make collapse all available?

If you do the workaround and collapse all then save when you then try to filter for weekly task or by assignee they wont expand either. I think this is an area that needs some love from the Asana developers.

Is the addition of such a button (to collapse / expand all sections at once) in the plans? Personally, I do not understand why this very simple function was not added a long time ago by the Asana dev. team (and long before other features already present and less useful in my opinion).
Ps: the bookmark thing is nice thought, thank you for that. It doesn’t however re-expand the sections, but that is secondary, collapse-all is more important and it does just that.

@MAB

Here’s the JS for bookmarklets that will:

  • Expand Sections and Tasks
  • Collapse Sections and Tasks
  • Expand Sections
  • Collapse Sections
  • Expand Subtasks
  • Collapse Subtasks
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Thanks so much skyler. It works like a charm

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Glad to help. :raised_hands:

I was fortunate to e-meet Shun and find out about this feature he created and let me tell you! in the first hour of learning about it and spreading the word across my company, it has been the talk of the hour!
Thank you so much for sharing this, it is a life changer!!
Asana should implement this built-in to the system so that we can use this on the desktop app too.

Keep up the good work @ShunS

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It would be helpful to have the ability to collapse all sections with one click or keyboard shortcut. This would give me a quick and clear overview when I’m trying to locate a task or section.

Building on this, also having a button/keyboard shortcut to show/collapse all subtasks might be useful.

Hi @Andy_L,

That’s a good one, just gave you my vote :+1:

I don’t have the solution to get this done with one click, but maybe the Save layout as default option might help you in some cases, it will remember the status of your sections (collapsed/expanded).

I personally use this feature often, just remember it saves the layout for everyone, not only for you.

Cheers,
Rosario

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Appreciate your vote and input!

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Sorry, I actually went too fast, there are already two threads for this requests with many more votes :slight_smile:

@Emily_Roman or @Marie probably will merge yours with:

https://forum.asana.com/t/collapse-or-re-expand-all-sections-button-needed/
or
https://forum.asana.com/t/ability-to-expand-contract-all-subtasks-in-task-list-at-once/

You might want to go ahead and add your vote there as well :slight_smile:

Take care,
Rosario

Thank you, @Rosario_Messina! I went ahead and merged this post with "COLLAPSE (or re-expand) ALL SECTIONS" button needed to consolidate feedback. We don’t have immediate plans to implement this feature, but we will keep the main thread posted as soon as we have any news. Thanks for your feedback!

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Hi Emily,
We have recently initiated Asana as our company’s project management and work flow tool. I see this thread goes back to 2020 and currently there are no plans to implement this feature.
As great as Asana is at many aspects that aid workflow, I consider being able to toggle between fully expanded and fully contracted sections being quite a basic feature. I am surprised at some basic PM and scheduling features that seem to be missing from Asana but don’t want to mix threads so will keep on topic here. We are continually evaluating our decision to go with Asana based on these niggles. I hope this feedback adds another grain of weight to the many comments above to convince Asana to put some resources into developing this feature.
Kind regards,
Chris

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Would LOVE to have this feature!
We run some pretty robust fundraising campaigns, with a lot of actionable items. There’s so much scrolling to get to where I need to go :weary:

This functionality, with a keyboard shortcut, would be very helpful!

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Is this feature available yet?

Please make this feature available!!!

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