Expand "Show more fields" Custom Field Option by Default in Subtasks

I just added custom fields to our projects, but they’re hidden/collapsed by default when viewed within subtasks.

How can we set these custom fields to always display so that our users don’t need to click “Show more fields” every time?

The main task doesn’t hide/collapse these custom fields by default… which is exactly what we want in subtasks so our users don’t need to do this extra click.

Also, if we could collapse/hide these custom fields in the top level task that would be great (like how they’re collapsed in the subtasks)!

Hi @Paul_Curtin, welcome to the Asana community forum! It’s currently not possible to display all custom fields in subtasks by default. I’ve gone ahead and moved your thread to the #productfeedback category to allow other users to vote for this request as well!

The pickle here is that half of of the community wants it to be closed by default :sweat_smile: we had the debate somewhere else and I am not sure Asana will introduce some global settings to choose…

Yeah, if we could just have the option in account settings somewhere to expand/collapse this custom area it would be perfect!

In our case we’re now displaying custom dropdowns for users who don’t need it in top level tasks, and then hiding dropdowns from users who need to use them nonstop in subtasks… which is keeping us from using it at all right now. :frowning:

This would be a huge help to have the option to expand them by default. We use custom fields heavily along with having subtasks on milestones to track the individual work items. It’s a pain to have to click expand for every single subtask.

It’s also annoying to have to expand them for tasks in the redesign of the my tasks view that brought it up to the same spreadsheet view. When users are assigned a task or subtask, they’re not necessarily caring what type of task it is–they just need to see it in their my tasks list and see the custom fields they need to work with.


Agree with the OP here. We built an API App connection from our website that generates a Task as the main order info and each product as a Subtask, so if the customer orders 10 products that generates a LOT of clicking for our employees to open each product (subtask) and view the details. Would be super cool to set a default to keep these open.

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