Description for user picker fields

"Start typing to get a list of possible matches" appears every time I am using a user picker field for my screens. Is this description removable? I am setting an empty Description in both Custom Fields and also the project field configuration, still no luck. Thanks.

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Here's what you should need (I've done this in JIRA v7):

edit the server file: 

/opt/atlassian/jira/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/jira/web/action/JiraWebActionSupport.properties

Change the following lines as shown (to remove or change the description after the = )

generic.picker.static.desc=

user.picker.ajax.desc=

Note: I am under the belief that as these are system files, these changes may not be persisted in upgrading to new versions.  As such, I'm keeping a backup of my changes to re-implement if I notice that they have been overwritten during an install.

Bonus: in that file, these are all of the descriptions I've had removed:

timetracking.field.original.estimate.description=

timetracking.field.remaining.estimate.description=

label.edit.start.typing=

generic.picker.static.desc=

user.picker.ajax.desc=

linkissue.sf.picker.desc=

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