When a subtask is created, it is automatically attached to its parent task. By default, subtasks live in a task, so they are not added directly into their parent’s Folder or Project.
Subtasks have “ghost” tags, which looks like faded out Folder/Project tags. A ghost tag is there to provide information: it tells you which Folders/Projects the parent tasks lives in. If the subtask has multiple parent tasks, then it has a ghost tag for each Folder/Project that the parent tasks are in.
Delete Ghost Tags
Ghost tags are purely informational and added automatically, so there’s no way to delete one directly. However, you can change a subtask’s location and detach it from its parent:
- Add the subtask to the current (or another) Folder or Project by clicking on the “+” under the task name and selecting a new location.
- Once the subtask has a location it resides in (apart from the parent task), right-click on the subtask in List View and choose “Detach”.
This subtask is now a standalone task in the Folder you tagged it in.
Convert a Ghost Tag into a Tag
You can convert “ghost” tags into regular tags. When you do this, the subtask is added directly into a certain Folder or Project (so it lives there as well as in its parent task). This allows you to view subtasks under their respective Folders and Project (and lets you see subtasks on the Board View), no matter which filtering criteria you have set.
Directly tagging subtasks in tasks is useful when parent and subtasks have different attributes (e.g. due dates), and adding a certain set of filters results in the parent and subtasks being shown separately.
Convert a ghost tag into a Folder tag:
- Click the “+” near the ghost tag, under the subtask name.
- Start typing in the Folder’s name (the name visible on the ghost tag).
- Select the Folder from the list.
The ghost tag is not grayed out anymore, which means that it has been converted into a regular tag.
Did You Know?
Mass Editing allows you to add Folder tags in bulk with the help of the “Move/Include” option. Check out our Mass Editing article to learn more about this feature.
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