why am I not allowed to customize column widths in jira issue navigator

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-6034 is Closed/Won't Fix. Anyone know what technical or philosophical problem is preventing Atlassian from allowing customers to customize column widths in the JIRA Issue Navigator?

Problem: JIRA assigns a very narrow column width to a particular text field. When the contents of that field are long for a given record, the display is therefore forced to many lines of text, which means the row for that record in the issue navigator takes up half a screen.

Solution: Allow me to increase the column width for that field (and decrease the column widths of others in the display), so I can fit more rows on a screen.


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You can try to push custom CSS styles that set width for the columns. You should be able to find ids or other unique identifiers for the columns. The CSS can be packed into web-resource plugin module: https://developer.atlassian.com/jiradev/jira-platform/building-jira-add-ons/jira-plugins2-overview/jira-plugin-module-types/web-resource-plugin-module

Did not try it by this kind of styling should work:

[data-id="issuetype"] {
  width: 100px;
[data-id="issuekey"] {
  width: 100px;

Here is an image how to find data-id:

image2017-1-26 9:18:19.png


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