Column Width in List View


#1

Can you adjust the width of a column in List View? I have a couple of Custom Fields, but was wondering if you can make some columns wider than others.


#2

At this time we cannot manually adjust the column size in list view. What I do to accomplish this, however, is expand my browser window. The list view will shrink and expand with the width of your browser window.


#3

Is this enhancement in your backlog? Am I able to log enhancement requests in your Community area? Resizing my browser window impacts the size of the task name only. My custom field values are still truncated.


#4

This would be a nice enhancement… we have a few custom fields that need just a hair more width to display the entire custom field value but expanding browser window only adjusts the task title as @Claire_Lundeby mentioned.


#5

@Matt_Hubbard, @Claire_Lundeby, and @Jeff_Maughan —

To get wider columns, you can install my custom styling. It looks like this:

The easiest way to install it (in Chrome browser) is:

  1. Install the Stylish Chrome extension (it’s here)
  2. When in Asana, click the Stylish icon in your extensions bar, and find “Streamlined Asana” in the Styles Library tab. If you don’t see it, in that list, click “Find more styles for this site” at the bottom. Once you’ve located “Streamlined Asana,” click it and install.

Note: Installing this custom style for Asana changes more than just the width of custom field columns (see details here). I think it improves it in a number of other ways, too. If you want to revert to the default Asana styles, you can always deactivate the “Streamlined Asana” style with one click.


#6

Joe,
Unable to install your style. Followed instructions to the letter, but when in Asana and click on Stylish button>FindMoreStylesForThisSite, it opens a new Stylish Window. Clicking “Install Style” does nothing.
Please advise.
Thank you.

(And shame on you Asana for not fixing this yourselves!)


#7

Hi Matthew - We’re sorry to hear you’re feeling frustrated with column width. It sounds like @Joe_Thomas has created a great interim solution! We hope this works for you for the time being. And thanks for your awesome contribution to the Community, Joe!


#8

Yeah, this really isn’t a feasible work around. Our company, a premium organization, uses Asana but Group Policy Extensions prevent us from using Chrome.


#9

Hi, Matthew. I’m not sure why you were having trouble installing the style. Stylish may have been having issues at the time you attempted install. Try again, and it may work.

As an added bonus, I’ve recently added the option in the “Streamlined Asana” style to bring back hearts! See details and an installation video on my comment here: I liked the hearts better


#10

@Joe_Thomas i tried installing via Chrome as well and after clicking “Install” in Stylish, nothing happens. Thanks


#11

@Patrick and @Matthew_London —

I found the problem and fixed it…installs are working now! I assume you were trying to install Streamlined Asana without adding a custom logo, and I just realized it wouldn’t install that way! That’s fixed now. It will default to using the Asana logo unless you choose a custom logo in Advanced Options.

Thank you for letting me know there were problems!

Joe


#12

Seems to be working now. Thank you Joe!


#13

@Alexis has this been added to the product feedback for voting? I couldn’t see it?


#14

Adjustable column width is really important in order to be able to properly see custom fields and tags (when there are multiple values for these). I hope that Asana provides this in a future release.

It’s great that Joe_Thomas has provided a Chrome extension but wouldn’t that require every user to install that in their machines? I might be able to do that on my machine but I can’t really ask/show everyone else in the team to do that on theirs.


#15

Is this a product feature request that’ll just die? Frankly it makes the custom fields pointless if you can’t see past 3 characters.

Is this on a product roadmap? Sprint? kanban board? A napkin on someone’s desk? Are you even considering developing it?


#16

Hi Benny! We appreciate your enthusiasm here. We aren’t able to speak to specifics from the product roadmap, but I recommend that you visit this thread about how we engage with your feature requests here in the Community: **Read me first** How you can give feedback and what we do next


#17

Bump

It is annoying that there is so much white space on a screen and I have to type comments like i’m writing a newspaper column


#18

Asana product team - you need to check out Monday.com. The list view the way the columns are so easily organised and editable. the calendar UI interface. We need this in our lives.


#19

+1 for customisable column widths- frustrating not being able to customise the screen to easily see the information that’s important for each project


#20

I’m with all these folks. Asana is usually so thoughtfully designed – I can’t get my head around why you wouldn’t have addressed this already. Inability to adjust column widths effectively renders custom fields unusable for me.

And custom fields are a big reason to upgrade to a paid version.

Which means until this functionality is added, I’m likely to go back to the free version.

Every company has its product development blind spots, it’s all good. But I hope there are product and/or revenue people from Asana reading this who realize it’s in their interests, as well as their users, to fix this.