Alternate row shading/backgroud coloring of the rows on a board

How can I automatically alternate the row colors on a board (e.g. grey-white-gray-white- etc).

This would dramatically improve the readibility of wide boards with many columns.

Options? :

  • As a board configuration?
  • With a conditional formatting trick (based on odd or even “row number”)

Hey Ton!

Charlotte here for the team! :wave: Happy to help out with this!

Yes, we would suggest using the conditional coloring feature to set this up!

Alternatively, if it helps, you could use dark mode for contrast!

Let me know your thoughts and we can go from there! :slight_smile:

But how would I make it alternating then?

Met vriendelijke groet,
Ton van Loon

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I, too, would like alternating shaded rows in dark mode.

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I would also like this feature.

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Ton - excellent suggestion. I agree. It’s basic in many other apps. Surprising not to see it here.

Charlotte - The features you mention do not appear to provide alternate row shading. Can you submit this to the dev team?


What a feast! Do we have an ETA yet? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

There is a workaround to do this with conditional formating: Add a Numbers column where you put a sequential number (1,2,3,4,etc.) for each row. Add a Formula column with the following formula MOD({Seq Number},2). This will give you eather 0 or 1. Then do a conditional formatting for the row based on the value in the formula.

This is a great solution for very small boards that won’t have the sorting changed.

Yes, that is true. Unfortunately it does not work if you swap items around. But at least for ‘static’ boards it can help. Agree that its not great though. :wink:

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