Say hello to the new Desktop app icon in your menu bar or system tray! 🖥

I emailed support and was told you can’t remove it, and there are no plans right now to allow it. I am very disappointed by this forced clutter.

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Will reinstall the app when there is an option to get rid of this…

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Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know we have begun to roll out our new Desktop app icon in the menu bar and system tray!

First of all, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I’m afraid is currently not possible to turn off this feature. I have gone ahead and sent all your comments and feedback to our Product Team so they can consider it in future updates. Please also feel free to create new threads in our Product Feedback category so other users can upvote for your request and share more use cases. Your feedback is really important for us and we would love to learn more!

Let us know if you have any questions!

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I just got this updated, and the menubar window is just a blank. Nothing in it… so that’s useful. Do I need to do something so it’s not blank? I tried restarting the app, installing it fresh. I don’t see a configuration or anything.

Agree with everyone above requesting an option to remove/disable this feature ASAP, especially since it is currently highly glitchy. I, too, am a multiple desktop screen user and clicking on the icon jumps me around my open screens (and the second button doesn’t even seem to do anything). Really disappointed in this update/addition.

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I can’t believe this feature has been added WITHOUT an ability to toggle it on or off. I use the Mac version and I really, really want to remove the menu bar icon. I’m sure lots of users will find it useful, but I absolutely do not.


What is the timeline on giving an option to toggle this?

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Also, my own thread on this that I opened after being told that the menu item was not actually on my screen was manually closed after 3 days. Note that it was labeled as closed automatically after 7 days.

I’d also like to turn this off. Terrible idea to implement without giving users the option to turn it off.


How can I remove the menubar icon?


Hi everyone :wave:

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our Product team have heard you and are working on the ability to disable the icon. I’ll update this thread as soon as this is possible :slight_smile:


Hi @Rebecca_McGrath also wanted to highlight that the desktop app menu bar icon doesn’t always change when my workspace changes in the desktop app.


Thank you, @pdmcdermott! Passing this onto the Product team.

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@Marie @Emily_Roman do we know what’s the status of the quick access to priorities and timer? was it released officially? thanks

Hi @Bastien_Siebman, by timer are you referring to time tracking? If so, yes! Native time tracking in Asana is available in the Desktop app :slight_smile:

In regard to quick access to priorities, we currently only offer the option to set a focus for the week on mobile, see more details here.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

I am simply referring to the two screenshots in the very first message of the thread.

Got it! Both features should be available to all customers :slight_smile: Let me know if you are having trouble finding them.

I do. The settings in the app mention a Pomodoro timer, but I can’t seem to be able to start one… :thinking:

Thanks for flagging! I’ll investigate this further and will get back to you with an update here.