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Confluence: File Upload without Drag and Drop

Danny Brooke Apr 22, 2014

We are running Confluence 5.1 and we'll be upgrading to 5.4 later this spring.

We've had a request from a user to only show the "Browse Files" version of the uploader (pictured) in the attachments macro. They do not want to expose the Drag and Drop uploader.

Is there any easy way to show just this on a page without the drag and drop functionality? We've considering creating a custom macro, but I wanted to check here first.


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Fabio Racobaldo [Herzum] Community Leader Apr 22, 2014

Hi Danny,

try to use the following javascript code :

jQuery().ready(function() {

Add this code into COnfluence Administration -> Custom HTML

Hope this helps,


Danny Brooke Apr 23, 2014

Hey Fabio - thanks for providing this. I've confirmed that it indeed removes the drag and drop from the attachments page.

What we're looking for here, though, is a way to hide the drag and drop functionality within the attachments macro itself OR show only the "browse" version of the uploader on a specific page as a standalone macro/feature.

Thanks again!!

Fabio Racobaldo [Herzum] Community Leader Apr 24, 2014

Hello Danny,

you can try to embed the provided code in a HTML macro. I didn't try it.

Hope this helps,


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