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How can I do a Quick Search, now that the UI no longer provides a title bar?

Jira "developers" have once again re-mangled the UI, such that there's no longer a title bar. However, your illustrious documentation continues to detail how to perform a Quick Search by using the now non-existent title bar. All I want to do is to search for a specific issue by it's number. Using the idiotic search icon on the left side of the screen performs a wildly unpredictable and random search across all projects, so this is completely useless. 

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i just tried to do a quick search on my instance using a issue key and it worked. 

here is a reference for quick search

the section you want to checkout is named 

View recent work or search for almost anything

No, the search function on the sidebar will search across the entire Jira universe, not within the selected project and certainly not for issues alone.

In fact, this search function will take me to completely unrelated pages within a different project. If I navigate back from the spurious search results and make the exact same search again, I will be taken to a different set of invalid results, or to a page indicating that the search item couldn't be found.

None of this is helpful. I simply want to search for a specific issue by number within the currently selected project. I would think that this is a common and useful feature requirement, but Jira design celebrates obscurity and bloat over utility. :(

yes you are correct. the jira quick search function will search globally. 


if you want to search from within a project, then you have to go to your project issue navigator and there will be a text box for search at the top. here is the screenshot



How do I get to the "project issue navigator"? If I click on the "All issues" selection within the project's "Issues and filters" block, I only get a list of all issues but no search box like the one that appears in your screenshot.

yes go to any project and then click on Issue and Filters and then All Issues. 

i am on Jira Cloud.  are you on Jira Cloud ? Maybe its not live for your site or you are using jira server in which case i don't know if it is supported for Jira Server. 

I don't know whether we're using Cloud or Server. Unfortunately I don't get the useful search box that you get for whatever reason. Thank you for all your help, Gurpreet!!


Anyone else out there have any ideas...?

i just found out that , the search text box is only available when you switch to New Issue View. 


if i turn off the new issue view in my settings and go back to old issue view, the text box disappears. 

@Kevin Degrood if you are using jira cloud then as per the release notes on this link

it says that FILTER ISSUES IN PROJECT is only live for small set of users and will be rolled out gradually. 

Ama nanum kuda atha nenaikeran

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