How do I set "Show incomplete tasks" permanently in column view?

How do I set “Show incomplete tasks” permanently in column view? I tried clicking the "Save view for everyone"button. But it reverts to showing all tasks (including complete ones) the moment I login later.


Hi Dilin! Marie here from Asana! Technically, the “Save view for everyone” feature (How to use Asana, Asana tutorials, onboarding tips, and team use cases | Product guide • Asana Product Guide) should definitely save your chosen view as the default one. Is this is happening across multiple Boards or only with a specific one? Have you tried login and saving the view from another browser? Keep me posted! :slight_smile:

I’m getting this issue across all boards. I’m using the AppSana app from the Mac app store.

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Hi @Dilin_Anand! This app wasn’t actually developed by Asana but by a third party developer, so I would advise you to contact them directly to see if they can fix this issue. You should find their details on the AppStore. Hope this helps!

Thanks. But the issue remains when I access through a browser too. I’m moving back to List view for now.

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Hi @Dilin_Anand! These steps (Asana supported browsers and troubleshooting steps | Product guide • Asana Product Guide) might help to fix the issue on Asana itself. Keep me posted! :slight_smile:

I think what Dilin is asking for is to configure his view of all board in Asana to hide all completed tasks. That is the standard for a default view in any project management or task management system, but not in Asana - you normally want to focus on the work to be done, and not have everything cluttered up by interspersing work that has already been done with the important stuff.


What is the verdict here? Is there ant fix Asana? We have a similar problem. We cannot create a default view that filters out all completed tasks. Every time we come to a view we have to filter those out. With several new (and frankly skeptical and reluctant) Asana users on our team, the clutter will be yet another ding on their experience. I have tried setting the filter to “Incomplete Tasks” and then selecting “Save Layout as Default” but that does not work. This is seriously disappointing.


Hi, did anyone find a solution for this? Would love to hear :pray:

This is actually a bug in Asana.
The feature to “Save this layout as Default” is supposed to save your settings including the “Incomplete Tasks” setting.

The dropdown next to the project name offers this button - this one doesn’t work.

There is a second way to do this, on the far right of the project list, there is an elipses, if you click that you get the same menu item “Save this layout as Default”. This one works!


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