Switching between companies now opening new windows

I ended up with having 3 chromium shortcuts each starting different workspace in app mode (chromium-browser --app=https://app.asana.com/0/home/1…)

It took some try and error to get icons working so that chromimum minimizes to the right place and shows right icon, so for linux users, this is .desktop file (icon used is ~./local/share/icons/app.asana.com-some-project.png’)

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=sh -c “chromium-browser --app=https://app.asana.com/0/home/1-some-workspace-id-here-1/list”
Name=Asana [some project]

Anyone have any solution for getting Asana to work in the Shift app again??

I am going to add my voice to this thread. This new behavior is very problematic and incredibly inefficient time-wise. I am on macOS and use Safari.

If there is some new feature pending that depends upon opening new tabs, then Asana should provide some information as to the material value that this new feature will add and what the timeframe for implementation is. Even if so, then offer some kind of user setting or preference to disable this behavior.

Otherwise, this is just a significant PITA and not acceptable behavior.


I agree, this makes Asana totally unusable in Shift and a pain the butt to use in regular Chrome. Please Asana, listen to the comments and revert this feature back.

What feature could possibly require having tons of tabs open? I’d really like to know the reason why we can no longer use Asana properly. Is there a reason for the madness?

With the update, the only tasks I can access through the Shift app are my “personal tasks”, my least used lists. It’s just really annoying cause it was so streamlined before and now its cluttered and cumbersome to use.

I can’t wait to see the future feature that will make use of opening infinite tabs. https://images.app.goo.gl/aqpct69ad9Y7J6Pk8


Hi! this is great.
Guys from @Asana_Admin take a look at this!!! It´s great.

This is what it’s like using Asana now. Seems like this has only effected us POWER USERS, average users who don’t really care too much about Asana or use it to its full potential didn’t even notice.


Yep, it also broke my Chrome extension for picking random tasks: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pick-a-random-asana-task
Now I will have to find time to go update that too :frowning:

How is this still unanswered nearly two months later?? I’m guessing this a precursor to some sort of tabbed desktop app or something… but where is it?


Really would ne nice to get some support from Asana with this. I’m considering jumping ship out of spite. Quire looks like a lot like Asana, but I’m not even allowed to mention competition around these parts. Watch this post get banned. I’ll make another though, and another, and another…

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Please let us have Asana back the way it was before. With all the tabs I have open I tend to lose Asana. Are you considering releasing a desktop version?

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Just want to throw my hat into the ring. This recent change to Asana is terrible, you should at least give us the option of choosing how we want to switch between work spaces. +1 on having my Shift workflow messed up because of how Asana behaves now.

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Is there any news about this? I´d been using Asana Workspace Switcher, but it takes some seconds to load, so I would love to have my just switch, no opening new tab, option.
It´s an “everyday” annoying and distracting thing.

Not at the moment @Gaston bet rest ensure that as soon as I have any update about this topic, I’ll post it here.

Yep, I agree that it’s a very annoying update. Please give us an OPTION where we can decide if we want it or not. Thanks.

Just back to voice my opinion again. This is a terrible design flaw that makes using Asana very difficult. I used to recommend Asana to friends and colleagues, I can’t bring myself to do that any more. It’s such a shame that the team at Asana doesn’t seem to give a rip about their most dedicated users. If you want to make an app for casual todo lists then make a new app. If you want your app to be used by serious people then let us use it the way we see fit. I have like 10 different companies in my asana, I shouldn’t need 10 tabs open to do my normal work.

Chiming in here to agree, please stop opening workspaces in a new tab. Or make it a preference.

Dictating user experience that can easily be handled by standard browser functionality doesn’t make sense. Does someone in upper management not know how to open a link in a new tab?

Asana used to work so well with the Shift app. Now I’m going to just remove it cause it’s essentially useless since I can only access my personal tasks with it now. Great going Asana.