Wish to disable Notify Watchers checkbox (Confluence 5.2 and 5.3)

We installed Adolfo Casari's fix (entered March 18) this week in Confluence 5.2.5 However the fix only lasted for that day and did not carry over to the next day. This was the fix we installed:


Could you suggest a permanent fix? Thanks!

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This works for 4.x, so it might require tweaking to work with 5:


Hi Matthew, We tried your solution, but it did not work (Confluence 5.3.1). Would it be possible to clarify what tweeking is required. Thanks!

Well, the JS line in particular points to a checkbox with a specific id ("notifyWatchers"):

AJS.$('input#notifyWatchers').attr('checked', false);

If the ID is different in Confluence 5.x, then you'd have to change the code slightly to point to the new ID.

To find out how to reference the box, use Chrome and click "Inspect Element" when you bring up the page. Then hover over the checkbox in the source area; at the top on the page, Chrome will display a little yellow tag that shows you how you would reference it in the JS.

Sorry, I'm still on Confluence 4.x so I can't check this for you.

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Davin Studer Community Champion Oct 31, 2013

Check out this extension in the marketplace. It requires that you first install the Speakeasy add-on. This extension will give you two buttons in the editor ... "save" and "save & notify". Behind the scenes the exention is just hding the checkbox and unchecking it so that when you save people aren't notified. When you click the "save & notify" button it rechecks the hidden checkbox and then programatically clicks the save buttin. This works great for us.


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