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Disabling emojis


I use Confluence professionally, where emojis are nearly never welcome.

Typing "(50 %)" results in a smiley face, which is ridiculous.

How do I change this default behavior? I still want to be able to auto-complete @-mentions and the like. (I've seen this.)

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I'm afraid I don't have an answer, but I want to echo the opening comment:

I use Confluence professionally, where emojis are nearly never welcome.

This is a beautiful and succinct expression of the issue.

Does anyone use this software for reasons other than professionally

If someone wants to pepper their documentation with emojis, I don't care...but please make the capability OPT-IN, not default behavior. Good grief.

Did you feel the sarcasm? ;) :O :joy:

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Stephen McCafferty
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Agree with the above comments. I want to turn off emojis complete. In my case, typing "(off)" is giving me a lightbulb emoji when I just want to clarify what happens when a setting is off. I do want to use all the other shortcuts that add actual value.

Please allow us to completely disable emojis auto-replace. I'd much rather have to manually add the emoji myself for the one time a year that it's useful than have to fight the system when typing prose - which is surely what the system is supposed to be designed for. This isn't Twitter social media, and having perfectly standard texts for a knowledge base be replaced by fun graphical gimmicks isn't useful.

I agree with Gauthier, and I found a workaround.  

For instance, typing (X) creates an emoji,

but if I type (X ), no emoji is created. Then i go back and remove the space before the closing parens, and I get (X)

Thanks, worked for me!

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Matt Reiner _K15t_
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Apr 06, 2020

Hi! As mentioned, I don' t want to disable other auto-complete functions, such as @ mentions and the like.

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Wade Tracy _Boise_ ID_
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Mar 26, 2020

Sadly, based on this request:

I'm guessing that there isn't a way short of somebody creating a plugin.



It's still very annoying and I agree it should be possible to disable while leaving other shortcuts in-place.  Typing control-Z immediately after it displays the emoji turns the text back into what you wanted.

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