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How to move lists vertically on the board?

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Hello all,

I have a board with several lists, which I need to see all at once and move notes between them.

I seem to be able to only order the lists horizontally, and since there are more than 4 lists, they don't fit on the screen and have to scroll to see the remaining lists, while 75% of the board is empty.

Is there an option to move the lists freely on the canvas, vertically as well?

Is there a power-up that allows that?

Thanks!

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Hi Ilan,

Currently, Trello does not support changing the list layout—however, we're aware of a Chrome extension that allows you to stack or grid lists. While we're not able to endorse any third-party apps (since we don't work with them directly), you can check them out at List Layouts for Trello.

In the meantime, I’ll pass your feedback on rearranging lists on to our team for consideration—let me know if there's any additional info you'd like for me to pass their way.

If you're curious about how our team decides on what requests we work on, this article gives some insight into that process: http://help.trello.com/article/724-submitting-feature-requests-for-trello

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns, and we’ll be happy to help!

Thanks for the reply!

I hope the feature will be implemented and integrated as soon as possible.

Any optimization of space will be welcome:

- moving lists vertically (and preferably, freely)

- zooming in and out

- a small side-canvas that represents the full canvas, to be aware of lists not currently displayed in the scope of the monitor

- exporting and importing lists as XML / JSON

 

I have some experience in building environments that allow this sort of thing (graphic data representation and manipulation), so I have a general idea of what features improve on such programs and applications.

Your team can contact me for further info, suggestions and demonstrations at:

ilanseeder@gmail.com

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I need the same feature.  I can't see my lists at one go because there are too many.  "To do, doing, done" doesn't work for me so I have other list titles.

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Yey, I too want to be able to move lists and place them under each other - that would be soooo great! 

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Likewise - this feature would be super helpful.

Trello, if you could please respond to the timeline for this - the first request was made almost 8 months ago. 

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+1
I intuitively want to arrange my workspace into regions, not vertical slices. The ability to size and shape the lists and arrange them in space so their spatial relationships are preserved would be a godsend.

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No solution yet? A Chrome-only solution is no solution at all.

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Please implement a grid-view option for lists soon! This would significantly improve usability. The lists shoulld expand when clicked on.

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+1 please ! A chrome add-on is not good enough, because a lot of my team members dont use chrome - we go through the Microsoft Teams integration.

A grid view would be great. 

+1.  I've also been looking for a solution as people have outlined above.  Would make the Board much more useful.

Me too for this suggestion - I think Im going to have to resort back to one note to get this feature happening for my team :(

I echo this request. Just started using this app and it is really great. I would love to be able to move some lists below others. I think this addition would really make this app even more functional. Thanks!

A chrome extension is not a solution. We just started using Trello but we're gonna look for alternatives simply because lists cannot be stacked. We don't have big screens but do have a lot of lists.

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Bananas this has not been introduced yet.

Another vote for the implementation of this feature!!!  It would be so valuable!

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Kai I'm New Here May 23, 2022

Cannot imagine that this suggestion has be here for 4 years! But still you did not implement it in Trello!

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That is a serious bug in design. 

Trello, you had one job! Make tasking easy to view and maintain.

I manage ~30 customers, each has its own ToDo list. I need to horizontally scroll forever.

 

Did anyone find a different tool for this use case?

@shiran_sidis As a workaround and if you don't want to migrate or scroll horizontally, you can inject the following css code using the Pro for Trello addon on the store. See if that helps if not remove the addon or disable the css inject option. 

https://github.com/EmptyByte/Trello-Theme

Go into the Pro for Trello Board Settings, and copy paste the CSS into the "Apply custom CSS" textbox.

@Marta Galofre de Alos I'm also waiting for this simple but necessary feature. Please: add moving up/down, it would make Trello so much usefuller for me. Idea for the Shortcut: alt-ArrowUp/Down seems a intuitive choice to me.

Hey Trello, 

three years its been ! If you dont implement it your competition will find a solution your clients will be moving to !!!

same "thumbs up" .....and it's a fairly easy programming addition

I know it's an old question, but it's mids 2020 now. Is this possible now?

I don't use Chrome so the Extension solution, isn't really an option (Or a solution) Why is this not built in?

And if it is, how we enable it?

I don't think the Trello team actually intends to fix anything at all - even their Android app has the same annoying behaviour.

I got so tired of waiting, I created a Firefox plugin inspired by Natalie Chouinard's Chrome plugin mentioned in this thread. In case you use Firefox, feel free to try it out - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/layout-trello-ff/

 

In case you do use it, please raise any bugs that you might encounter here - https://github.com/timmyjose-projects/layout-trello-ff

I have both work and personal Trello accounts and use Trello all day every day! I’ve been using the List Layout Chrome extension for several years now, however it’s only available for mac books and PCs as chrome extensions are not supported on iPads etc. Please can you consider adding this functionality as a Power-Up tool within Trello both via browser and app?  It would really improve the user experience plus it’s poor that we are reliant upon a Chrome extension to improve usability of Trello.  Thanks for any assistance or tips that you can provide. 

I found this page in a search for Tello grid view. Please add a grid view for lists in Trello boards.

This is hard to believe so I'll ask to make sure I'm not being dumb.   If I have 10 clients and I want to have a list for each of them, do i have to scroll sideways to review my cards for my 10 clients?  Short of large spreadsheets, scrolling sideways seems counter-intuitive and not so easily done.  And I want to use the Windows or IOS app, not Chrome.  And based on the Chrome add-in that allows for vertical lists, using the Chrome add-in, which people seem to like, gives that developer the right to see all my boards/lists, and clients names? (I've resolved that I'm giving Trello certain access to my data.)   Is that correct too?  Thank you.  I have to think I'm missing something.

It is true, apparently. I cannot believe this either!

 

UPDATE:

I don't think the Trello team actually intends to fix anything at all - even their Android app has the same annoying behaviour.

I got so tired of waiting, I created a Firefox plugin inspired by Natalie Chouinard's Chrome plugin mentioned in this thread. In case you use Firefox, feel free to try it out - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/layout-trello-ff/

 

In case you do use it, please raise any bugs that you might encounter here - https://github.com/timmyjose-projects/layout-trello-ff

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I’d like to throw my hat in the ring for vertical scrolling.  Particularly in the mobile app.  Side scrolling feels somewhat strange.  My natural reflex wants to scroll up and down like the majority of other apps.  

I love this app btw, it’s really everything I was looking for in an organization app. 

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I just recently decided to try Trello before looking for other options.  The first annoyance I encountered was this lack of layout flexibility, after too much time spent trying to find the setting that fixes it and then searching online, I find this query.  Nearly four years and no fix?  My decision is simple.  Moving on to another provider.

Any update on this ? We are in 2022.

Edit: If it helps I updated the CSS a bit to make it more responsive:
https://github.com/EmptyByte/Trello-Theme

OMG Exactly! It should not take years to add a feature!

Hard to believe it's been three years since this simple feature was requested. Seems like Trello won't be adding it which is a shame. Optimizing the layout would help a great deal. BOOOOOOOOO!

I need the same solution , any updates here maybe?

Hey everyone, 

I ended up switching my life to ClickUp. I would suggest checking it out. It is much more powerful than Trello. Trello can get the job done and is for sure still decent, but ClickUp is a game changer.

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