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New (to me) Difficulties optimizing horizontal scroll position


I'm working on a small screen laptop from home and I have a number of tiled windows, all optimally arranged and sized to fit well on the screen and show the most content, however Trello is thwarting this arrangement by only fully showing 1 column of cards. The columns to the right and left are each clipped.


In the past, I could set any horizontal scroll position, but now the column closest to the center auto-scrolls to be centered in the pane/window.

I have 5 columns of cards:

1. Incoming

2. On Hold

3. To Do

4. In Progress

5. Done

(6. And then there's the "add another list column)

The first and last columns will left and right align, and that would be nice if that was the overall snapping-to-align behavior, but given the window dimensions I set, there is no way to see 2 full columns at once unless I'm looking at the first or last column.

Things I've tried...

1. I explored the preferences to see if I could alter the horizontal scrolling behavior.  Couldn't find anything.

2. I tried zooming out, but when I do, all of the columns get compressed to half the width of the window:


3. I tried reducing the window size to only be wide enough to display 2 columns, but that results in me seeing less of the columns to the left and right of the center column.

4. I tried making the window a little wider, but as what happens above, a space appears on the right:


In order to show at least 3 columns, the window has to be at least 80% the width of my screen!  Plus, it appears that the window width also MUST be set to show an odd number of card columns, meaning you have to jump from 1 to 3 and if you have a small laptop, and you're using trello, you can't have the trello window next to another window in which you're working, and a window below it (e.g. slack).

The only work-around appears to be to set the window width to 80% the width of the screen and then slide its right side off the screen to the right.  And that dimension actually changes the scrolling behavior be be allowed to be precisely set however I want.

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Jun 02, 2020

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to report this behavior with the horizontal scroll. I’ll pass your interest in this as a Feature Request on to our team for consideration.

If you're curious about how our team decides on what requests we work on, this article gives some insight into that process: We've also published a blog post with more detailed and visual information here:

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I too would really like to see this changed, for the same reasons listed above.

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