When searching from within a project, only show results from within that project

Currently when you search while viewing a project, the search results display items under every project. It would be helpful to select to show search items from the project that you’re in.

For example, we run many events that have recurring tasks. For example, a program. When we search for “program” in the search bar, from within a project, it shows all the “program” tasks for every ASANA board/event. It makes finding the right task very difficult.

Hi :wave:
I would find this limitating, as a lot of people are using the search to navigate. So often we would want to get out of the project to another task using the search…

I agree with @Bastien_Siebman!

If you wish to search in the project you’re looking at, I would recommend using your computer search function (Cmd/Ctrl + F); alternatively, you could use the Advanced Search to limit your search to a specific project (https://asana.com/guide/help/fundamentals/search).

Seems like I need to look into advanced search. Thanks!

Hi @Madeline, @Bastien_Siebman, @Marie,
I implemented a shortcut button to search tasks in the currently open project/tag/my tasks/other user, in my Asana Navigator: Unofficial efficiency Google Chrome extension to enhance navigation for Asana tasks.
When you click on the shortcut button, the corresponding field in Advanced Search will be populated.
I will do some testing and publish the new version tomorrow!


That’s fantastic @ShunS! Thanks for creating this feature and sharing it with us in the Forum :raised_hands:t3:

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Hi, I found this solution, your Chrome extension, a few weeks ago and used it tons (thank you!), but since then it looks as if it has been disabled or rolled over to Premium. Is that the case?

Hi @Kevin_Feeley,
Thank you for finding and using my extension!
Were you on free trial of the paid plan? The advanced search is a feature of the paid plans, and my added search feature only works with the advanced search.
Also, the added features are sometimes not loaded when Asana loads their page. Please try reloading your browser tab and probably the extension works again!

In the meantime, Asana added their official feature to search inside the current project.
Please see this section on the guide page: https://asana.com/guide/help/fundamentals/search#gl-project-search
It only supports searching in the project (not in my tasks, etc.), but I hope this helps too!