Support for Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts

It would be great to be able to customize keyboard shortcuts.

I use the Dvorak keyboard layout and none of the shortcuts currently work when on this layout on my machine! Support for keyboard shortcuts with international layouts - #29 by Dan_Lewis

I’m not sure why it’s tied to a layout. It’s the first time I’ve ever run into this problem. I tried Todoist and a few others and they all support other layouts.

Welcome to the Forum @Dylan_Stamat ad thank you for sharing your feedback with us!

As my colleague mentioned in the thread you have shared, Yes, we currently support keyboard shortcuts for languages available in Asana, only which is why shortcuts might not work on your Dvorak keyboard and while I can’t promise if or when this will be implemented, I will make sure to keep you in the loop as soon as I get an update about it! Please don’t forget to leave your vote here!

Have a great weekend Dylan!

Thanks Natalia! I’ve seen others ask so I know it’s something others would like as well. There’s more than one of us I swear :slight_smile: Also, vote casted! Thanks!

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If this is the feature to upvote to reinstate Alt-U, Alt-Y, and Alt-L functionality in My Tasks, count me in.

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Also suprised the Alt-U, Alt-Y, and Alt-L functionality has been killed - voting here in the hope it will be brought back.

Being able to add custom keyboard shortcuts would be huge! It’s fine that some things don’t have a keyboard shortcut by default but I wish I could add a shortcut for “Duplicate Task” or “Mark as Milestone.”

I often go to task detail view to add a task to another task as a subtask. I do this by:
open a task detail view > go to more actions > advanced actions > Make a subtask of > and here assign it to a named task.

“Make a subtask of” does not have a shortcut assigned to it. Since it takes a few steps to get to the item I would love to assign a shortcut to it for my convenience.

In other apps I have managed to add shortcuts through the Apple OS > system preferences > keyboard > shortcuts.

The problem is that I need the path to be in the menu of Asana for that to work. Do you have another suggestion on how I can add my own shortcut to “Make a subtask of” selection?

Hi @Scott_Hofmann, thanks for sharing your feedback with us! As it stands, it’s not possible to create new shortcuts or customize the current Asana shortcuts. We already have a thread on this topic so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the main thread to consolidate feedback.

Just saw that this very reasonable post has been locked, and I can’t seem to find any other open thread about this ongoing issue: Reinstate direct keyboard shortcuts for today, upcoming, and later in my tasks

As this user pointed out, the organization shortcut is now…pointless. The idea was that you could do this in one stroke, as that is the point of a keyboard shortcut. But right now, it is two steps. I don’t understand why we can’t simply highlight/select the tasks in question, and use a keyboard command/shortcut (don’t care if it’s the Tab + U/Y/etc system there was before, or a new command,) to organize those.

The current version is absolutely meaningless, as I have to click on something to get the window to pop open, in which case, if I’m doing two steps, I might as well just click again to select the category. But I can’t even tell you how many hours I’ve already lost just from this feature change. And why?

These kinds of choices are really making me disheartened by the Dev team and Asana. Why remove features ever if they aren’t causing issues?

The customer support team I spoke with about this months ago indicated that they have no intention of addressing this, so posting it here in the hopes that the other people who hate this decision will see it before this thread is magically locked because Asana doesn’t want to address the issue or keep receiving open feedback. Hopefully everyone hasn’t already hopped ship to Trello by now…