Keep collapsed sections collapsed when saved under "Save layout as default"

Yes. The ability to keep sections collapsed by default would be a great addition.


Keeping sections collapsed when leaving an re-entering a project would be a great feature. Is there any place to vote for change requests?


You can vote at the top @Philip_McCreight where I made the original request :slight_smile:


Thanks… seems I was kind of blind :slight_smile:

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So I am loving this, especially the ability to collapse sections. Makes things much cleaner.

HOWEVER - the sections default to all being open. This means that, to make it clean, I have to go zip them back up before I can choose what I want to see. Is there a way to make the default Section setting to be un-expanded, and then to expand them as I see fit? (instead of having them default to be expanded and me having to go close them to get a cleaner view)?




Hi @Andrew_Seidman, the new Sections aren’t part of this launch, so I’ve gone ahead and moved your post to the most relevant #productfeedback thread we currently have: Keep collapsed sections collapsed when saved under "Save layout as default". Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with!

Sections can now be collapsed. But when you refresh the page the state return back.
After collapsing many sections to have a better view, all my work is wasted after a page refresh. Keep the section collapse mode per user and avoid reset after refresh


Thank you for sharing your feedback with us @Yoav_Crombie! I totally hear you.
Hopefully this is something we can address in future updates!

Have a great thursday!


Yup, that would be a huge improvement. It would double or triple (10x?) the value of the feature — after all, it’s intent is to reduce visual noise, right? Why would you build a collapsible section but then open it every time?


+1. Thank you!

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+1. Please.

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Title says it all. For projects with lots of sections containing lots of tasks it would be nice to retain the collapsed state of certain sections when returning to said project.


HI @Bill_Doerrfeld and thank you for sharing your feedback with us!

There is an existing thread regarding this topic so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with it to avoid duplications. Please, don’t forget to upvote this request by clicking on the Vote Button next to the title.

Have a great day Bill!


+1 please! thank you

+1 Yes Yes Yes
I would really like to be able to save all sections/headers as collapsed as part of the “Save Layout as Default” settings. Right now it doesn’t capture that detail when saving the layout. On the flip side, a collapse all sections/headers button would be appreciated. It would definitely help us keep things cleaned and organized. On Instagantt, we can do this, and it is very helpful for getting overviews, like a table of contents. So if anyone had the Instagantt integration, you can collapse then all with one button there, but that application doesn’t suit all the different types of project boards that we, and likely many others, need this ability for as it is most suited to timelines/project plans.



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My projects have many tasks, that I have on a timeline, which easily take a year.

I organize my projects using Sections.

I do not use or want to use subtasks because they conflict with the use of timelines. The combination of task dependency and timelines is basically what I use Asana for.

To avoid scrolling down endlessly which ends up in people not actually using Asana I would like to set the standard view of the sections to be folded, that way when you click on a project you start with a very clean view of only the folded sections, which also use custom fields to include a summary on the progress within the section.

Having a completely unfolded project (100-200 tasks) everytime one opens Asana is a big headache during team meetings. It would give a much more clear view if upon opening a project we would only see the 7 section names (folded).

How do I do this?

In case this is not possible, I do have a suggested fix.

In list view, on the top right under the “…” menu you have the option: “save layout as default”. It would be super helpfull if this also saved the folded/unfolded state of sections.