@Jerud - This is for you! 🙂 Any anyone else who may be wondering what that “Show Projects from Anywhere in the Hierarchy” toggle is.
I was just using this feature again today, and thought I’d explain why it is so helpful (ESSENTIAL) for the way I work.
When viewing items in LIST VIEW -> “Project” view, the default shows only “top level” projects to the outline section you have selected. Sometimes - this is exactly what I want: top level projects without their sub item clutter.
However, other times, what I want is a list of ALL my projects, even if they are nested within other projects.
We did a lot of disaster response work following the August earthquake in Haiti. As you might imagine, there is a lot of sub projects involved in something like that.
I use a LIST “View by project” pane filtered to show only TASKS to show me the next actions (without any additional notes or other items) on all my projects. If I use the default setting, it shows only TOP LEVEL projects and their children - the tasks in the SUB PROJECTS do not show up. Because there are no tasks DIRECTLY UNDER the top level project; the projects deeper in the hierarchy are ignored.
By enabling, “Show Projects from Anywhere in the Hierarchy” - I get a view of all my tasks, no matter how deep I may have buried them in sub projects.
NOTE: If you use OUTLINE View here, then the sub projects will show up under their parent… but for me that also comes with a lot of other items I did not specifically want to see, and I am easily distracted. So, “Show from Anywhere in the Hierarchy” is an especially useful tool in List Views to see only what you want to see.