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How can I get a horizontal scroll bar for the Kanban board in Jira Core Cloud?


We are using the Kanban board for Jira Core and we have 10-15 status columns on our board.  The board is rendered unreadable because the columns are all squished to fit on one screen. How do we add a horizontal scroll bar to the Kanban board and also specify a width for the columns?  TIA. 

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Syauqi Atlassian Team Oct 18, 2018

Hi Meredith,

I've tested this out and i can understand the frustration of viewing the compacted board view. 

We've been tracking a similar request but haven't decided on a course of action just yet. This is usually because we want to hear feedback from other customers to investigate further.

We'll make sure our product managers get your feedback and take it into account. If you like, you can also leave the feedback yourself here: Kanban Horizontal Scrolling.

If you have any other questions, please let us know and we'll be happy to help. Thanks again for your feedback!

Cheers, Syauqi

Thank you for the quick response. Is this issue the same between Jira Core and Jira Software?  Or if I switch to Jira Software will I be able to customize a horizontal scroll bar?  

Syauqi Atlassian Team Oct 21, 2018

You are correct Meredith, the two board is differently built and the Kanban Board on JIRA Software and it does have the same compacted content problem.

Having said that, I've made a new suggestion and linked them together for the dev to consider: Jira Core Board Horizontal Scrolling. Please do watch on this to be kept updated of any news or changes.

Cheers, Syauqi

We are considering a "board left" with the first QA column showing, and "board right" with one dev column showing. With CI/CD, automated and manual testing, and deploys to multiple environments, it is really easy to get into double digit column counts.

You can't wait on Atlassian for a solution if you are impacted.

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