Quick Tip: Getting around List View quickly

I wanted to share a couple of simple sequences I use often that save me time when in List View (in My Tasks or a Project) where I spend most of my Asana time.

I often need to toggle between seeing:

  1. the full view of all tasks and columns (right Task Detail pane closed), and
  2. the same view but with the right Task Detail pane open

I used to do this with the mouse but it involves some mouse moves, clicks, extra time, and removes my hand from the keyboard.

The quicker way is this. With a task selected (highlighted in blue):

  1. Tab+Enter to open the right Task Detail pane
  2. Tab+Enter again or Esc to close the right Task Detail pane

Here’s one more common sequence I use–quickly adding a Task Description:

  1. Tab+Enter to open the right Task Detail pane (not needed if it’s already open)
  2. Tab+R and now type your Task Description
  3. Tab (I guess this is needed to escape from Description field)
  4. Esc to close the right Task Detail pane

That’s it! Written out it looks cumbersome, but once it’s in your muscle memory I think you’ll benefit from it.

Larry

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This is a good one. I was never a keyboard shortcut guy, but this can really save time overall! Thanks

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Simple yet effective! Great tip, @lpb!

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