Scroll Bars on Gantt Chart

Please add scroll bars to the Gantt Chart view.

A horizontal scroll bar exists for Workload charts, but not Gantt charts. These are both timeline based layouts, and it makes no sense that there is no scroll bar for the Gantt chart.

The biggest issue with not having scroll bars is that you have to click and drag with the house on the Gantt chart itself to scroll it. You also click and drag to set or move dates on tasks so there is an overlap of functionality.  I have accidentally assigned a random date to a task or moved task dates many times just by trying to scroll. This is a real pain. With a sizable project, accidentally moving the dates of a task on the Gantt chart can be very difficult to notice or correct as you don't know what the date was previously.

It's dangerous and frustrating to screw up your dates because you were just trying to scroll. Simply adding a scroll bar as it is in other views, like the Workload chart, would solve this issue. It's not hard, and would have a positive improvement for ALL users.

Please address this issue.

Thank you.

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Hi Jason Pontius, thank you for sharing your use case and your feedback. I've made aware our Product team of your suggestion here 👍🏼

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Any movement on this? I keep messing up my Gantt chart by trying to grab and scroll, only to screw up the dates on a given task.

 

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Hi Jason Pontius, not at the moment, unfortunately. We'll be sure to let you know if there are any changes in relation to this request.

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@..., I find this very disappointing. This is a known issue in the Gantt charts, that grabbing and dragging to navigate often ends up in changing dates on tasks as this click and drag is the same motions used to add or change dates as well as navigating the view. It is very poor design.

The Workload charts has scrollbars, so why can't the Gantt charts? It's not that complicated. It's a standard UI element that can be added, as it is in almost all other views.  Why is this the only view that doesn't have them? Especially when it uses the same mouse movement to actually edit the data? It's a real problem.

 

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The Product team is currently focusing on other improvements; you can check out our Betas & More forum to get an idea of some of the areas that the team is focusing on now. I completely understand that this is disappointing news for you. The team always aims to prioritize improvements that will benefit the majority of users, and although they understand your feedback here, they can't prioritize these improvements at the moment. 
 
I can also suggest bringing more attention here in terms of votes, for the team to see how popular this suggestion is among our Community members. I'm sorry for not bringing your better news here.
 
Please rest assured the team continues to receive and review your feedback, and appreciate it even if they can't act upon it at the momen
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Still REALLY need this feature. I still have times when I try to grab and slide the Gantt chart and wind up assigning dates to tasks. This is such an oversight. That you have to scroll using the same mouse action as adding dates to tasks on the Gantt chart. 

Other views such as Resources/Workload Charts have scroll bars, why can't we get a horizontal scroll bar on the Gantt chart. Makes no sense.

 

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Pinging this thread again. I still get very frustrated with having to grab and drag the Gantt chart to scroll around as this is the same mouse move that assigns dates to tasks. So it is common to accidentally assign a date rather than move the view, which can completely screw up my schedule if there are dependencies. 

Scroll bars are needed!  They exist on the workload chart, which is similar in that it is a timeline type of view, but not on the Gantt chart. Why do they not exist on the Gantt charts?

 

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I am new to Wrike but not to Gannt charts. I arrived here because having purchased this product specifcally for Team Gannt charts, I was very confused by the lack of scroll bars. Click-dragging left and right in a Gannt chart is fine, if it's an option configuratble by the user, but it is strange for this to be the only means of naviagation in Gannt chats.  If we do have click-drag navigation, it should go hand-in-hand with a zoom function that drills into and out of particular time period. Pan/Zoom/Scroll -- isn't this all basic intuitive UI such as the timeline management in Adobe Premiere Pro circa 2002?   So to echo JP's point, the provision of scroll bars is basic UI functionality. If I have overlooked the pan/zoom settings and the display-scroll-bar settings -and they do exist- I would love to hear from the Wrike team.

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Hello Jason Pontius and Iain MacIntyre, thank you for your comments. I'm glad to announce that our Product Development Team is currently investigating the possibility to implement this addition in alignment with more improvements planned for other views. We will keep you updated on this 👍

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That is great news, Juan  I look forward to this being addressed soon.

 

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Just following up here, I seem unable to horizontally scroll on the table views I am creating, which is causing me to not use these views (which I need). Is there something I am missing in terms of a scroll bar somewhere?

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Helaina Ferraioli You say you are trying to scroll on "table views", do you mean the actual Table View or the Gantt Chart View?

Regarding Gantts, there are no scroll bars on the Gantt Chart. You have to grab and drag with the mouse. But be careful!

The same mouse action that grabs and scrolls the view horizontally is the same mouse action that is used to schedule a task. So I have many times screwed up my Gantt by trying to scroll and instead scheduling or rescheduling a task within the project.

I find this completely unacceptable. There are horizontal scroll bars in the Workload Charts, but not in the Gantt charts and they are similar views (timeline/date based). Why they can't have scroll bars on the Gantt is beyond me. I have been requesting scroll bars for 2 years with zero progress. 

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Hi Helaina Ferraioli , welcome to the Community! You can find the bar to horizontally scroll in the New Table View at the very bottom of the screen:
  
 
Hi Jason Pontius, thank you for following up. I understand this feature is very important for you, and I'll be glad to share updates about it in the near future 🙂 In case you are using a laptop, you can scroll horizontally by placing two fingers simultaneously on the trackpad.

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Juan  I assume that Helaina Ferraioli is actually referring to the Gantt chart view since that is the topic of this thread, but I will let her confirm if that is the case.

 

Thank you for the tip on the laptop trackpad option. Yes, I do know about this, but I mostly work at my desk with a multiple monitor setup and keyboard and mouse. So trackpad is not an option unless I'm traveling and on my laptop.

 

My mouse (Logitech MX Master) even has additional buttons and wheels, including vertical and horizontal scroll wheels. However, the horizontal scroll wheel does not work in Wrike. Maybe this can be also be fixed as well?

 

Thank you.

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Thank you for the additional feedback Jason Pontius! Our team is planning to align Gantt chart with the look and feel of New Table view. We'll keep you posted 🙂

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Thank you Jason Pontius for continuing to advocate for this feature. I'm just learning Wrike and am stuck not being able to see next steps without adjusting dates.

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Robin Doty  It is quite silly that they don't have scroll bars. The Workload chart has scroll bars and it is a similar style of layout in that it is time based with dynamic expansion. They can do the same thing with the Gantt chart but haven't.

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This request goes back 2.5 years and as a new user today it appears to still be an issue. 

I expect to be able to scroll left and right simply by holding the shift button while scrolling (as I do on every other web-based app I use) but it still scrolls up and down.  Are there plans to address?

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Now we're in 2024, maybe we could have a quick summary update on where Wrike is with this.

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Since posting on January 11th, I have worked around the scroll bar with the hand tool--grabbing a blank part of the chart and moving. I realized that if I was grabbing on a line that has a subtask, it moves that task. So avoid subtask lines, then grab and go. That said, scroll bars are still needed.

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Robin Doty that does work with smaller projects, and I try to do that when I can. But with larger projects, there is no blank areas as tasks fill the Gantt chart vertically and beyond.

This is very much needed and I find it ridiculous that there is no way to scroll without accidentally moving or scheduling tasks. This is the same type of view as the workload charts (horizontal time based scale) and the workloads have scroll bars. Why don't the Gantt charts have scroll bars? Incredible. Year after year.

 

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Thank you folks, we really appreciate your feedback and I have recently reminded the responsible team of the needed scroll bars in Gantt Charts. We don't have updates at the moment, but we'll keep bumping this topic with the team. Also, please upvote the original post by Jason (at the top of this page) - currently, it only has 6 votes. The votes really help our team understand the amount of interest for the suggestions posted in the forum. 

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I wish there was some way to expose items to the entire community for voting. There are multiple suggestions posted here that really need upvotes, but nobody sees them unless they happen to search for them. It would be great to have a voting board or something where we could see all of the items that have some votes (say 5 or more) so that the community can see and upvote, or not; to weigh in on what they really want.

There could be a post with only 7 upvotes that everyone would support if they knew about it. But, maybe there is some other post that happens to be more easily searched for or found where it gets more "foot traffic" and thus has more upvotes.

I know personally that I sometimes try to search for an issue I am having so I can add my thoughts or votes, but don't find anything. Later, I come to realize through comments or other posts that there was a similar post elsewhere that I didn't find.

 

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I agree that would be great Jason Pontius, we'll definitely be discussing it this year to see if this is possible! 

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