Permit multi-select remove from project even if only one project

There’s no “X” beside the project name in the multi-select > projects popup if tasks are only in a single project like this one:

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That means that when you use multi-select there’s no way to remove the task from that project, which I might want to do for various reasons (e.g., maybe because I only want it in My Tasks now).

If I single-select any of the tasks, there’s no such limitation in Task Details–the “X” is present:

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Why is multi-select preventing me from doing something efficiently that I can do inefficiently (one-by-one) in Task Details?

Mutli-select includes the “X” for tasks multi-homed to multiple projects; it seems to only remove in the case of single project membership.

Thanks,

Larry

For me it is a bug, someone must have messed up the condition for the appearance of that cross :slight_smile:

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Hi @lpb and thanks for the report.

I’ve a feeling this is intended, but let me check in with the team to find out more!

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Hi @lpb,

I have more information from our development team:

  • You can change the tasks to be in a different project by clicking the pencil icon and replacing the current project with a different one.
  • It’s expected that you can’t bulk remove from all projects (so you can’t accidentally orphan a lot of tasks all at once)

Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it and we’ll make sure to add any updates here!

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Thanks @Emily_Roman. I voted for this because I think you should use a confirm dialog for it, not remove the feature. @Bastien_Siebman, you should vote too since you seemed to agree!

Thanks,

Larry

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I got stuck with a client on this. The use case was: 20 subtasks were being made part of a project by mistake. He wanted to remove the task (subtasks :stuck_out_tongue: ) from the project :sweat_smile:

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It would be useful to be able to remove multiple tasks from a project rather than do it one by one. There is only option to move multiple tasks to another project but not to remove it from a project entirely.

Hi @Joanna_Yiptatchung
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Please read this guide How to multi-select tasks | Product guide • Asana

Hi, i know how to multi-select! what I’d like to do is to remove the project from multiple tasks in one go rather than one by one.

Hi @Joanna_Yiptatchung, you can also achieve this with the multi-select feature! See gif below:

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Hi it doesn’t work if it is the only project assigned which is what i want to remove. i basically don’t want any projects assigned to them.

Got it, @Joanna_Yiptatchung! I see. what you mean! I’ll rename the thread to make it more specific to that request :slight_smile: thanks for clarifying

@Emily_Roman, This is a duplicate of my:

Thanks,

Larry

Thanks @lpb! I merged this thread with the existing request!

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