Dependencies not showing

Is there any reason why dependencies no longer show up in tasks? This is a very important tool needed for tasks and subtasks
Screenshot 2023-04-06 at 10.12.10 AM
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Removing this feature creates unnecessary delays and required multiple clicks. The dependency tool should be added back to the tasks.

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It was under the menu, and then it got moved to the main view just for it to go under the menu again using a shortcut that can’t even be done with one hand.

Shortcuts should be easier done than using the longcut and with the current shortcut it’s easier to just open the menu.

And it was far easier to just click it in the main view.

Please give us a simpler shortcut or put it back in the main view.

I’m confused about what you’re reporting has changed; I’m not seeing any changes in the couple of workspaces I checked. (There might be an A/B test in progress.) Can you post some screenshots of what’s different here for you? Thanks!

The dependency field is now missing from tasks. I have screenshots on the main post. The first screenshot dependencies are there. In the second screenshot, the dependency field is missing. It went missing after refreshing my browser.

@anon55437979 Interesting, thanks for the clarification. All the workspaces I checked have Dependencies on the task as expected, so it’s either a bug or an A/B test. Per @Mandy5’s post, are you saying that there is something on the task pane’s three-dots menu regarding Dependencies in its place?

It does look like an A/B test.
I found this on one of my workspaces:
The Mentioned keyboard shortcut Shift+Tab+G does not work for me.

Removing the dependency from the task does pose an issue as many companies use this feature often. Now we have to try and find it which slows down work production. Using "Shift, Tab, G also slows us down as it’s not a command that can be down with one hand.

Setting that initial dependency is a big help when it’s seen from the task view and not hidden in the meatball menu, or with a tedious “keyboard shortcut”.

In addition, an “Add subtask dependencies” within the menu would be super helpful as well. The way I see this working would be that once clicked, it will make all subtasks from the parent task, automatically set as “blocking” the parent task. That way you don’t have to copy and paste multiple subtasks. It can just do all of that for you with one click.

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Interesting. @Marie or @Nao_Kumazaki, can you confirm that this is an A/B Test going on?

@Paul_Grobler or @anon55437979 - once one adds a dependency from the menu, does it then appear in the task detail pane just like it used to? Assuming it does, can you then add more using the little + button like you used to, or is there no + button and you have to add via the menu each time?

Hi @Phil_Seeman , I have this also in one of my workspaces.
I can confirm that once ‘Add dependencies’ is clicked on from the overflow menu, and once you add at least one dependency, the ‘Dependencies’ field stays in the task details. From that point onwards, it behaves as it always did, including the + button to add more dependencies.

The Dependencies field is also enabled in a task’s details once it is linked to another task in the Timeline view, as expected.

Regardless if any task already has a dependency or not, the Dependencies field can be enabled in the List view (using the recent ‘Show fields’ / ‘Hide’ button) where one can easily type a task into the cells.

Hi @Paul_Grobler , Shift Tab G shortcut works for me btw.

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Hi @anon55437979 , Thank you for flagging this. Let me check this with our team. I will comment here once there is an update.

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Yes I just ran into this problem. I added a new blank task to a project and there is no ADD A DEPENDENCY area anymore. Very frustrating.

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Thanks for the detailed behavior report!

Sure looks like an A/B test to me, to see if they want to implement what’s requested here.

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Hi all, As @Phil_Seeman said, and confirmed from the product team, this is a part of the A/B test around task pane simplification. If there are no dependencies on the task, then users in this experiment will be able to add them in the "…’ menu. :slight_smile: Thank you for your feedback! I move this thread to the closed one.

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I agree that removing this from the task view creates extra work and frustration. Please add it back!

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I would like it added back as well. It creates more work not having it easily available.

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I understand the simplification, however if you are building projects from scratch, this is not user friendly. It takes more time to do the work, which is something we really do not have. Please do not implement this change. Thank you for your consideration.

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Thank you all for providing the feedback! I will pass them to the product team :slight_smile: