I looked for other answers and I found answers from 2013...
The issue is that when we are working on new feature, we save/publish a page very often. So the watchers receive tons of email in few hours because the Notify Watcher is always On and using the Publish shortcut, we are not thinking to uncheck before doing it.
Is there a way to put the Notify Watchers to off by default?
This is one of most annoying things in the poor new editor!
In old editor there was a checkbox "Notify watcher", which state was saved between different page edits! Now the option can only be clicked with mouse (... → Publish without notifying watchers). Its state is not saved, and on every `Ctrl + Enter` click (i.e. on each page edit), all users watching a page receive a spam letter. We cannot save the state of "do not notify" in the shitty new editor.
At least the hotkey for "Publish without notifying watchers" must be provided.
Or even better, the possibility to roll back to sweet old editor instead of this new half-tailored crap.
Unfortunately, there is no option to disable "notify watchers" for all users for the Cloud platform. There was a feature request about this issue that was resolved, which you can view here: CONF-8276. The resolution, however, was that users can uncheck the Notify Watchers box and Confluence will save their preference. I understand this is not ideal so I recommend leaving your feedback on the feature request ticket.
Let me know if you have further questions.
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