Force What's New dialog box for all Confluence users without a major version change.

Every user has a checkbox in the What's New dialog box which says "Don’t show again (Access from ‘Help’ menu)"

Effectively, it can let one disable the What's New pop up every time you login. Is there any possible way we can revert the value of this check box to No without a major change in version? Let's say I have some content in my confluence which everyone should see, I can just bring back the what's new dialog box for everyone. Obviously users should still be able to tick and disable the dialog box for future logins.

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Something like this worked for me.

List<String> allUsersInConfluence = userAccessor.getUserNamesWithConfluenceAccess();

ConfluenceUser eachUser = null;

for(String eachUserString:allUsersInConfluence)


eachUser = userAccessor.getUserByName(eachUserString);

UserPreferences preferences = userAccessor.getUserPreferences(eachUser);

try {


} catch (AtlassianCoreException e) {

log.error("Exception "+e);




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