Updated List view not showing description icon?

I noticed the new list view is not showing an icon, or anything, for tasks that contain a description.


It does show an icon for tasks with subtasks (which is great), but I can’t see any indication for descriptions.
All of those tasks on the image have a description. How can I tell?

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@Eric5, That would be nice. That’s also why I made it a feature of Responsive list view, multi-column sorts, hide/show 21 columns, filter-as-you-type, and more: Asana2Go Interactive Tables ✨ and if you hover over one of those icons, you see the description right there in a tooltip too without losing context or going anywhere.

Larry

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The only thing I don’t understand is why don’t they hire you! You seem to be ahead of their development team, AND of their support team! They would increase revenue and reduce costs.
Thanks Ipb, I just downloaded the extension.

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@Eric5, Thank you! Of course, putting a feature in Asana2Go is a much simpler affair than adding one to Asana. I have utmost respect for the product, design, development, and in fact all teams at Asana.

Larry

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I hadn’t realized that this was a casualty of the list grid view update: There used to be a “some content in detail pane” indicator that is now gone without any mention. I used this all the time to know which tasks had content and which didn’t

@Marie, could you convert this thread to product feedback we can vote on?

Also, a more complete way to notify all of us of changes would be to mention things like this explicitly both for our own benefit and, in some of our cases, to make sure our Asana clients are well taken care of.

Thanks,

Larry

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Of course @lpb, I’ve moved this thread to the #productfeedback category so you should now be able to add your vote!

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Exactly. I was wondering how did this go unnoticed. Maybe they forgot to add it?

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I love asana, but this is one of the major drawbacks in my opinion. Coworkers or customers tend to put important information in the description. But in the list view I can’t see whether there is an description or not. So some tasks get marked completed in the list view although there was relevant information in the description :frowning:

Can you just add a little icon in the list view if there is an description? That would be very helpful!

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Please do add this–I’ve resorted to adding [please see description] to the end of every task when assigning to others so they know to check the description. When adding agenda items for my self, too, I forget sometimes that I developed detailed notes in the description and worry sometimes folks will ‘complete’ the task before realizing how much content was in the description. a small indicator like the comment, sub task icons seems easy to add for a lot of gain!

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