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Ability to Collapse list?

I would like the ability to collapse a list (for example, "Completed" or "Done") but still able to drag a card into it.  I'm guessing this is not possible.  If not, can this be added as a feature?  Thanks.

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Jan 30, 2018

Hi Michael,

You're right, that's not something that's currently possible within Trello, but I'll let the team know it's something you're looking for, and we'll consider that for future versions of Trello!

Hi - quick workaround is to just use the filter/search function.

Type a specific value, assign to specific member or whatever, and just search for this attribute.

Voila, all other assignments without said attribute is hidden.

However, collapse/drop-down lists is something that should still be implemented in Trello.

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Yes, I'm missing the ability to collapse lists as in KanbanFlow.

For example, I have a planner with a list for every day of the week + next week + later + Done + Projects. This gives me 11 lists which won't fit onto my screen. It would be great to be able to focus on Today, Tomorrow and Done without needing the clutter of the other days.

I know there's a Chrome extension to do this but I'm using Safari on Mac.

Can we have a Power-Up for this, please?



I'm beyond floored that we can't collapse a list! Isn't the point of Trello to simplify systems, keeping everything visually "clean"?

.. forgot to mention, collapsing lists would make it easy to have multiple rows too! That way you can see more of what is on your board without having to keep swiping over to get to the end.

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I'm currently trialling Trello after several months using KanbanFlow, and the #1 thing I miss is the ability to collapse lists into their headings - all the visual clutter makes it hard to focus. I want to check my "waiting" list once per day. I want to check my "backlog" only after I'm through my "do next" list. I don't need to see them the rest of the time - it's distracting.

I would also love this functionality.

I think this would be a useful feature to add to Trello. I had the idea of having collapsable lists and found the chrome extension and it's a game changer for productivity.

Any plans to add it in the future?

This Chrome extension is fine if you want to use Trello in a web browser, but not if you want to use a locally installed version or the Trello mobile app.  It would be ideal if Folds could be a power-up!!!

This has been on the discussion boards since 2012 at least, how has Trello not made this a standard feature yet.

The same way they haven't made the Recently Viewed section an option you can turn on or off. That's been on the suggested improvements just as long.

But Trello seems to have that function already... here's what one of my Boards shows. Just that I don't know how the 'Collapse' 'twizzles' got inserted!



Collapsing lists.JPG

Looks like you're using a browser extension for that.

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Sep 19, 2020

There are a couple of chrome extensions that include the drop down ability.

Chrome extension "PM for Trello" includes it amongst the functions, along with ability to add estimated/consumed hours.

Chrome extension "collapisable trello lists" by WebRender ...  is only for drop down list ability, so dispenses with anything you dont require and keeps the board clean from extras.

I use the trello labels, so addition of labels from the PM plugin is distraction litter ... something not used but some idiot will put something in there for sure, although the hrs function saves needing a powerup to take out of my board allocation.

Ideally, use plugins for visual, and powerups for data ... although PM's data is similar to markdown formatting and stored in the title text, so if you know how to read what the numbers in brackets mean, you can read it off a list ... hrs are stored in (allocated)[used].

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Sep 19, 2020

Add the application Trello Folds", its a chrome powerup.

If you put a card title ##--- or ##anythingUwant it will make that a collapsable, vertically.

So, you could have it as a ##PREVIOUS 
People without the application see it as previous cards, you can then block out anything below and say move things down below it after a week or when you want it out of view.

Then, you can see part of the picture on your screen, and hide from view naff stuff thats old news.

As the author of Trello Folds, I'd be really glad to get feedback on the functionality and if you miss something (or need it ported to another browser, etc.)

It is correct that you can both fold items within one list and entire lists with the extension (see pic below).

You find it on Chrome Web Store


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Trello Folds has CHANGED MY LIFE!  Thank You so much for your contribution!!  Is it possible to get Trello Folds on Safari at all?  I already have it and love it on a chrome extension but I would love to use it on safari as well.  I use chrome for personal projects and safari for work.  Thank You! -Cara :)

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Hi Magnus. Your plugin Trello Folds is a game-changer for me and my team. Thank you very much for your contribution 😀 I don't understand why this is not a native option or power-up on Trello. 

Now the sad news, the plugin is broken 🥲 

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Yes, the extension is not working for me either, for weeks now! :(

It would be helpful with some more information other than "it stopped working".

Screenshots, steps to reproduce, etc. is helpful. Use the Chrome web store page or file an issue on the project's Github page.

I have noticed there are other issues reported there already (maybe from you even?) but any additional information is welcome as it still works for me.

I will investigate further though.

Hi 👋 Magnus, I did create the issue 72 on GitHub. 

@Magnus Nord Any plans to create this as a Trello PowerUp? I and most of our clients don't use Trello through the web but only as the desktop app. 

I have thought about making it a power up instead. Especially after the changed pricing. But for the foreseeable future I will not have time to work on this. 

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