Does anyone know if there is a way to turn off the "recently viewed" portion of the Boards home screen? I just find it disjointing to have to look past that to find the board I want in the main list. Or would there be a way to move it to the bottom. I recall a time when that wasn't a feature and I recall that with fondness. I have all my boards ordered numerically in a particular flow and to have them pop up at the top of the screen our of sequence just messes with my brain. I'm too visual I guess.
You could use something like Lucidcharts to create your own custom home page and organize the boards however you like - take screenshots of the icons from trello, put them onto lucidcharts and link them back to those trello boards, then save the lucidcharts link to your toolbar and just go there or embed the lucidcharts document onto a webpage. Or basically use any kind of webpage developer tool and just link back to the boards you want.
I've been looking for exactly the same thing, I hate the recently viewed section! There is a chrome extension that does exactly this along with a few other options.
This has annoyed me for so long that I decided to take matters into my own hands. I mainly use the Trello app on macOS, so I modified its source code to hide the "Recently Viewed" boards.
I've made a simple bash script available, which automatically modifies the Trello app. It's available on GitHub: https://github.com/brammahh/Simplify-Trello
I'm new to Trello, and I can already see it would be useful to have the option to hide or minimize the Recently Viewed section, similarly to how we can already minimize the Recent Boards section in the Boards menu pane on the left-hand side of the page.
This section of 4 boards takes up central screen real estate and feels redundant if we're already using Starred Boards to organize our most useful boards.
It's not the solution you are looking for but I did find a functional (for me) workaround.
1. Move all your boards to a workspace. Obviously, this only works if you have enough available boards in your workspace (10 for free, unlimited for business).
2. Click on "Boards".
3. Click on your workspace.
4. Copy that URL and make that a bookmark.
5. Moving forward, always use that bookmark instead of the silly Trello home button which forces us to look at two versions of the exact same board list.
I am about 1 week into learning trello and find it utterly ridiculous that this has not been addressed. Having the ability to customize your home view is not a difficult ask. I’m like you, very visual. All I want is a simple and clean home page that shows my starred boards. What I get instead is a page cluttered with redundant boards. This takes up 90% of the real estate. (See pic)
This is a deal breaker for me. Does anyone know of a good trello replacement? Something very clean and efficient. Thanks in advance.
This is not solved on the Mac desktop app.
It is very annoying to see boards that I closed and don't want to see anymore in the recent section. It's right there front and center every time I open Trello 😥
Please give us an option to hide the recent boards. I'm very much considering switching to Notion because of this one huge flaw in Trello. It's such an easy fix too, so upsetting!
Adding my support for this issue. Recently viewed is quite useless and essentially repeats my full list of boards just below and actually inhibits viewing of boards I have neglected too long — which is exactly the situation I need Trello to help me avoid.
I didn't notice that Trello was an Atlassian product when I signed up — they are notorious for adding “features that users hate and never fixing them. One such issue with BitBucket has been garnering complaints for more than 3 years now with no fix. But I’m hopeful anyway: Atlassian, for users with 10 or fewer boards that all fit on one screen this offers no value. Let us remove the entire section please.
Actually - there is a very easy workaround for this. Here's how to do it in Chrome.
Simply right click on the title "recently viewed"
Delete that whole div in the inspector dock and voila - perfectly organized and satisfying order.
The page will stay this way unless you refresh for any reason.
When you need a board, open it in a new tab.
Hope this helps :)
Ok, I could just use the console and redesign any web page to my liking, but the change only lasts until you refresh the screen. Doing this every time you visit the page is far more time consuming than having to scroll past the offending section. Let’s make it clear to other visitors of this page that this fix has to be applied every time you visit the page — even if you just navigate to another page within Trello and back again.