Having the option to turn off the auto fill for subtasks

Currently when I create a sub task I am offered suggestions on what sub task I want to add.  If I choose one of those sub tasks it places the existing sub task (that another user has created) in my parent task as well as keeping it in the original parent task.   It is similar to having a parent task in many folders, you can add the sub task to many parent tasks.  

This can create confusion as any change to the sub task, changes the sub task everywhere. Some of our colleagues have added a sub task to their parent task by mistake and have then deleted it, not knowing the implications of this.

It would be great to be able to turn off this auto complete function when creating a sub task.

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Is there any information on this one? We are having similar issues and I would like to be able to turn off this function.

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This feature is the most obnoxious addition since they let you accidentally drag tasks into subtaks on their "Gantt" chart (while never giving you a way to fix it). It adds completely unrelated subtasks to a project and then for some reason won't let you untag the new project in subtask you have to "Detach" it. 


I'd love to have full use of my arrow keys and be able to see what I'm working on without a useless autofill feature whose function already has 2 completely separate drag and drop options for accomplishing.

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Well said Lesley :-)

 

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Agreed!

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Yes and Amen! LOL! This has caused us a lot of issues! 

It's great to have Auto Fill if you are trying to keep to a naming convention, but it cause issues because it's not just a title suggestion, it's grabbing the actual task from another project instead of creating a new, separate task with the same name! 

The issue it has caused for us is a team member will click on what they think is a suggested title, then realize that they are pulling an existing task and they hit delete!! This then deletes the original task and the creator of the original task has to re-instate it then find the original project it was in and get it back to where it belongs. HUGE inconvenience! 

Would love to be able to turn this feature off! 

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I would love to see this functionality improved or removed like the others here have said. My biggest issue with it is that if I click on the "Create task" link and start typing, the suggested list pops up and wherever my mouse cursor happens to be (which is usually right over the second or third suggestion in the list) is the task that get highlighted. Then when I hit "enter" - thinking I am creating a new task - the highlighted task gets added instead. This prompts a few seconds of puzzled thought, some curse words muttered under my breath, and then the extra steps of "Detaching" the task and typing in my task name again - this time making sure to move my mouse cursor out of the way and pausing before I hit "enter" to make sure I don't have anything highlighted. This accounts for a lot of duplicate effort and wasted time and could be made better. 

Please address this and at least turn off the automatic highlighting. 

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Agree with everybody on this. Very prone to mistakes and causes havoc if you don't detach and deal with it correctly. Many people try and delete first and then tasks are lost etc. Please improve.

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Agreed, i don't see the auto-fill functionality having major benefits, but there are some obvious major drawbacks

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Can someone from Wrike please provide an update on this? We have many tasks labeled the same, but for different projects. The auto fill function is constantly causing issues. Please fix. 

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Hi @everyone, thanks for sharing your feedback. For now I can't share an update, but it's great to hear what you think of the current functionality since it does help us learn about the popularity of requests on the Community 🙂

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Just adding to this thread. Difficult and (occasionally) time consuming to think you have your plan all input and then have to go back and detach and reenter tasks again. 

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@Lisa, Any update on a fix? It's been several months. This "feature" is really annoying for those who don't use it. 

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Do we have any update on when this feature might get changed? You've clearly been working on it, because now, it shows both parent tasks/folders that your unwanted subtask is tagged too, but I can't chose which one to detach from, I can't undo the action, and I can't stop it from happening in the first place. 

Plus the field covers up the tasks I've already entered making it even harder to work.

Since you guys have clearly been "working" on the system, can you please explain either why this isn't getting fixed or why you've chosen to ignore customer complaints?

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Hi everyone, thanks for keeping this conversation going!

Our Product team is continually working on enhancing sorting, and your feedback helps a lot with the internal discussions. Please rest assured your voice is heard and is always taken into account. If you're interested to learn more about what happens with Product Feedback, check out this post by Stephanie

As soon as this post reaches 60 votes, we'll add a Product status here, so please make sure to upvote the original post if you haven't already.

I'll keep asking for updates and make sure to get back to you when I have news on this feature suggestion.

Thank you for your comments 🙌

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You are WORKING ON THE FUNCTIONALITY, but not taking feedback.

60 votes to get heard. Great. 

I'll remember that. How about when you guys want to add a "feature" you come here and get 60 votes on a random thread first? Or even send out a note to all your account owners asking them if that's how they'd like the system to work because this feedback system, doesn't seem to be very effective.

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I found this thread today, after much frustration. I completely agree with feedbacks given, and would like to add;

If I try to create a new task by typing - and my mouse pointer accidentally is placed over one of the auto suggestions - when pressing Enter (on keyboard) Wrike does not create a new task as expected. Instead it links to the existing task which accidentally my mouse pointer is hoovering over. This creates havoc. 

Dear Wrike, could you please fix - really soon?

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Hugh

Hey Idar Kyrkjebø, thank you for your feedback here! It's been passed on to the Product team. I don't have an update for you at the moment, but as soon as I do, I'll let you know 😊

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Has there been any update on this fix?

 

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Hugh

 
While the Product team is interested in implementing this feature at some point, there are currently no plans to add this to the short-term roadmap. If there are any changes here, I'll be sure to pass it on.
 
If you need anything else, let me know! I'd be happy to help.
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