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Is it possible to show tasks in a task list collapsed by default? And if so, is it possible to specify some tasks/sub-tasks as collapsed by default and others to be expanded by default?

  • Agreed - this is not what I'm looking for. I want to show only the top-level tasks with the sub-tasks collapsed (twisty pointing right rather than down). – Milena Kras-Claydon Sep 21 '18 at 16:05
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By default, it is collapsed as group

and to check this setting > open your view > modify the view .

  • From the above ribbon, select modify view >

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  • beside group check this setting

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Regarding controlling to collapse some sub-tasks unfortunately it's not supported as out of the box but you can create another view to show your subtasks and set it as expanded .

  • This option doesn't change whether my task list is collapsed or expanded (also, my task lists default to expanded so that sub-tasks are shown). I believe that the option you mentioned is only for list items that have been grouped, not for tasks and sub-tasks. – hoffie4 Jul 28 '16 at 23:59

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